September 17th, 2013

Lilongwe, Malawi – First conference of DREAM partners in Malawi

Posted on 17 Sep 2013 at 6:04pm

The first conference in Malawi of DREAM’s project partners took place last August 20th at the Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe.

The conference was an opportunity to bring together those who in these 9 years of history of the DREAM program in the country have worked on its development and rooting in the Malawian context.

The conference was attended by delegates from 35 different organizations that represented the world of donors, other NGOs cooperating and collaborating with the program, the Government of Malawi as well as representatives of the business world and the most important commercial banks of…

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Malawi: Nine senior police officers jailed for 14 years each for fraud

Posted on 17 Sep 2013 at 12:43pm
AFP A court in Malawi has jailed nine senior police officers to 14 years each for fraud, a prosecutor said Monday. The officers, most of them at superintendent rank, were convicted of stealing a total of 55 million kwacha ($164,000 / 123,000 euro) from police coffers. “The nine had formed a network with civilians to siphon money from the Malawi Police Service through over-requisitioning of salaries and also underpaying taxes,” police prosecutor Happy Mkandawire told AFP. Mkandawire, who led the prosecution team, said the nine were part of an original group of 15 suspects arrested in 2009 during a “clean-up exercise” of…

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