A Malawian woman, Estina Mukasera, who is facing a death sentence in China for drug trafficking has complained that she is living under poor jail conditions.
Human Rights Defenders Coalition of Malawi, Board Chairman, Robert Mkwezalamba, said Mukasera raised the complaint through a letter as the coalition fights for her repatriation.
Mkwezalamba said Mukasera, who is pregnant, is facing starvation in jail and lack of access to health services.
He therefore said they will soon engage government to map the way forward.
Mukasera, 29, was arrested in August this year after being caught trafficking two kilograms of cocaine.
In an effort to help the woman,
Human Rights Defenders Coalition of Malawi, wrote the Chinese Ambassador to Malawi to discuss about her repatriation.
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”
WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER:
Let us Pray;
Father Almighty we come to you again this
Wednesday Morning in the Name of Jesus Christ.
God of mercy, Almighty Father, our Maker and
Creator, with humble hearts, we thank you for the
protection you have given to us during the night
and for the gift of life you have given us this
wonderful Wednesday. It is right and just to give
you thanks, for it is neither by chance nor by
alarms that we have woken up but by Your grace,
mercy, will and love that endures forever.
May you answer us when we are in trouble and
may you protect us. Send us your help and give us
aid, accept all our offerings.
Grant us our heart
desires and make all our plans succeed. May you
answer all our requests today in the Name of
May whatever the devil and his evildoers have
planned and plot against us be a total failure.
the Lord is our shepherd and we shall not be in
We also pray for the sick, poor, orphans, widows,
the disabled and peace in all countries.
Be with us and our families and friends today
We have many things to ask for, but we leave
everything in the hands of our our Lord Jesus
Christ our Saviour who already knows our heart
In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ We
WISDOM FROM THE LORD!
“This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.””
THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR.
There was once a man who was ship-wrecked and stranded on an island. Every day he prayed asking God to send someone to rescue him, but to his disappointment, no one ever came.
Months passed and this man learned how to survive on the island. During this time, he accumulated things from the island and stored them in a hut that he constructed. One day after hunting for food and returning back to his hut, much to his dismay he saw that his hut was on fire along with everything else he owned!
All of his possessions were going up in smoke! The only thing he had left were the clothes on his back. Initially he was in shock, and then he was consumed with anger and rage!
In his fury he threw a fist into the air and began cursing God and yelling, “God, how could you let this happen to me? I’ve been praying everyday for months about being rescued and no one has come, and now everything that I have is on fire! How could you do to this to me! Why did you let this happen?”
Later the man was on his hands and knees weeping heavily when he happened to look up and catch sight of a ship coming in his direction. The man was rescued and as they were heading back to civilization the man asked the captain, “How were you able to find me?”
The captain responded, “We were voyaging across the ocean when we noticed on the horizon a column of smoke going up. We decided to go check it out and when we did, that’s when we found you!”
In life we are going to be confronted with challenges, problems, and disasters. But keep in mind that what the devil has meant for bad, God can transform into your good! What is a catastrophe can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER:
Let us Pray;
Dear Loving Father In Heaven, we come before you
this Tuesday Morning in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Thank you Merciful God for guiding and protecting
us through out the night. Today we come to you
and thank you for blessing us once more. Father,
we approach you today with humility and
repentance. We know Father that we make many
mistakes which are influenced by our sinful nature.
Help us Father, cleanse us from within and outside.
Fill us with the Holy Spirit and purify our hearts
and our deeds. Help us to be willing to allow the
necessary molding of our souls so that we may
live a life pleasing of you. A life of love and a life of
holiness. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
who trespass against.
Holy Father we pray for those who are grieving
today, those who are suffering physically, those
who are facing uncertain times in their lives, those
who a struggling emotionally and financially
including those who are struggling spiritually.
We know that you are sovereign in all things Mighty God.
Today Father, we ask you to move on those
with various challenges of life. We pray for your
presence to be with them today and every single
day of their lives. We pray Father that they may
know that they can put their faith and trust in you
always. Father, we pray for total healing in our
bodies and we know that healing comes in many
forms and at the right time. We pray for success in
whatever right thing we do. We pray for total peace in our Country.
Father, we also lift up and pray for those who
attend to the sick and those who visit the
imprisoned. We know Father that they do what
they do because they care. Bless them today
Father and encourage them in all they do. Help us
Father; guide and protect us today on our way
going and on our way coming.
In Jesus Christ’s Mighty Name We Pray…………
2 Corinthians 4:8-10, 18
“We are pressed on every side by troubles,
but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
Dear Lord Jesus,
You are the Almighty One.
Your Word tells me…
The natural man does not receive
the things of the Spirit of God,
for they are foolishness to him;
nor can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
But he who is spiritual judges all things,
yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
Please give me spiritual discernment through the power of your Holy Spirit within me and through my reading of your Word.
As I pray and read your Word, and as I rely on your guidance each day, I pray that my eyes will see, my heart will feel, my ears will hear, and my mind will comprehend what you are teaching me.
Please help me to discern what is of the your spirit and what is not; what is good and what is evil; what is truth and what is a lie.
May my spirit bear witness with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Please protect me from the evil one and his traps.
Please keep my family and loved ones safe from all harm
And please direct my path today.
I pray these things in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
His Excellency the State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika
On Swearing-in Members of Cabinet
Let me begin by congratulating Honourable Chimulirenji, M.P, Honourable Charles
Mchacha, M.P., Honourable Amos Mailosi, M.P., and Honourable Welani Chilenga,
M.P., on their respective appointments.
As you are aware, in accordance with the law, I made some changes to the
Cabinet on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018. The changes mostly entailed re-
assigning Ministers to new portfolios.
However, I also promoted Honourable Chimulirenji, M.P from being Deputy
Minister of Defence to become Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community
Development. I also appointed Honourable Charles Mchacha, M.P., Honourable
Amos Mailosi, M.P., and Honourable Welani Chilenga, M.P. as Deputy Ministers.
As the law requires, newly appointed Ministers and Deputy Ministers must be
sworn into office before they can discharge their functions. We have just fulfilled
what the law says.
As such, the Minister and Deputy Ministers can now begin to
undertake their work.
Once again, let me congratulate you all.
Such changes to Cabinet are normal. Ministers and Deputy Ministers are
occasionally rotated simply to expose them to other domains of Government; and
sometimes to reinvigorate or reenergize Government machinery.
replace others. There is no life time appointment in Cabinet.
In other instances, Ministers and Deputy Ministers also need a fresh challenge in their work. The ultimate aim is to ensure that Government serves the country better.
I have trust in everyone that I have appointed. I expect them to live up to the
expectation of the people. And I believe they will serve Malawians with a patriotic
spirit, integrity and hardwork.
In particular, I would like to urge you to protect public resources and foster
transparency and accountability. I appeal to you to desist from engaging in corrupt activities.
As I have said on numerous occasions, corruption is an evil that must be
fought out of our society. It is the collective responsibility of us all to fight corruption.
Currently, our rate of corruption control is at 65%, according to the Millennium Challenge Corporation report just released this week. But we need fight more. Join me in the fight!
While the job of the Opposition is to point fingers and accuse the Executive of
corruption, our job is to fight that corruption everywhere.
Having said so, let me quickly add that serving as a member of the Cabinet
presents its own challenges. Serving people, including those who dislike you, is a huge responsibility.
However, we must always rise to the occasion. I expect you to bring about
changes in your various ministries. This demands hard-work, total commitment and
thinking outside the box.
The responsibility to drive the national development agenda rests with Cabinet.
It is because we have a focused and hardworking spirit in Cabinet that, in the past four years:
.We have stabilised the economy and begun economic growth
.We have delivered new roads in towns and rural areas
.We have delivered rural electricity to many villages
.We have taken piped water to rural communities
.We have built community colleges to empower our Youth with technical skills
We have delivered development at unprecedented speed because we believe in
hard work as Cabinet and many Malawians working in the public service.
Internationally, Malawi is performing very well in a cross-section of sectors.
According to the November Millennium Challenge Account report, we have scored very well in:
.Control of corruption
.Rule of Law
.Freedom of Information
.Primary Education Expenditure
.And many more areas.
Let me use this opportunity to thank all Malawians and public servants who are working hard for us to attain these achievements that are on record.
And I am
proud of every Malawian working hard to make this country rise to prosperity.
As a member of Cabinet, it is also your duty to inspire the people you work
with and the nation with your hardworking spirit. Developing Malawi is a collective
duty of every Malawian.
Working in Cabinet also demands discipline. Working in Cabinet demands
Because we work on the principle collective responsibility,
you cannot sit on Cabinet if you are not part its agenda. Every Cabinet has a policy
The job of Cabinet is to collectively make policy decisions for Malawians.
There is nothing like sitting a Cabinet as an honorary position.
Being in Cabinet is not a matter of constitutional status.
We are here to
collectively drive policies that should make a difference in the lives of Malawians.
Therefore, you need to subscribe to the policies of this Government. Either you are
part of our policy agenda, or you are not part of my Cabinet.
And that’s what is
going to be.
Therefore, I urge you to familiarise yourselves with the policies that you will
be representing as you sit on Cabinet. You also need to familiarise yourselves with
the various documents that guide the protocol of decision making in your job.
The Chief Secretary will circulate to you various reference documents. This
includes a Cabinet Handbook. I urge you to read it carefully because it will guide
you in your day to day work as a member of the Cabinet.
Almighty and eternal God, we thank You for the
gift of this new day.
May Your Holy Spirit guide
us to do Your will in all things. Help us, Lord, to
manifest Your love to all those we meet in our
going and coming.
Renew in us Your gifts.
May we go forth in peace to succeed and prosper
in all our undertakings; may Your blessings and
favour rest upon us. And may You make a way
for us, O Lord, even where it seems there is no
way this day.
At the end of this day, may we have
reason to testify to Your mercy and goodness.
Cucumber is a plant that belongs to the pumpkin, watermelon and squash family.
It is full of vitamins A, B, C, K, potassium and manganese which are very essential to the human body. Consuming a raw cucumber has got many health benefits as below.
If you have a bad breath and tried all sorts of mouthwash but in vain, cucumber is the way out. Consuming a raw cucumber will help greatly. It does away with it leaving your mouth fresh.
Good for the brain
Are you always forgetful and have tried to deal with the situation but in vain? The solution is cucumber. It helps in improving brain health and memory.
Are you stressed or depressed? Consume at least half a cucumber daily and you will be free from it. Cucumber contains vitamins B1, B5 and B7 which are good in dealing with stress.
Good for digestion
Cucumber is loaded with fiber and water which are good in the digestive system. The insoluble fiber present in cucumber is good for your digestion because it adds bulk to your stool hence easy when eliminating it.
Protect your heart
Cucumber helps in lowering your blood pressure, thanks to the potassium in cucumber. Those who regularly eat raw cucumber have high chances of having a healthy heart compared to those who rarely eat it.
Cataracts is an eye related problem but it can be prevented by consuming raw cucumber. Cucumber has got anti-inflammatory properties which deal with cataracts and any eye relate problems.
If you are struggling to lose weight, cucumber is the only option. It is low in calories and fiber which leave you full all the time hence slowing down your digestion.
Here are four ways to get rid of them for good:
1. Block them
If they are always reaching out to your through phones calls/texts or the social media, block them. Make sure you seal any avenues they might use to get to you.
2. Warn your friends and family members
Some exes come through your family members and your friends. Let them know that you don’t want anything to do with your ex. Your ex might even destroy the friendship you have with your family and friends by telling lies. Ask them to block them too.
3. Never respond
Sometimes the best medicine to stubborn exes is keeping quiet. Don’t respond to any of their calls, texts, emails or insults. This is the best tactic to keep them away.
4. Go easy on social media
Even after blocking your ex, they can still come back with fake accounts. If you realize that your ex is getting to you through this tactics, stop posting or commenting on social media for a while.
This is how both partners can fight for their love: 1. By leaving room to discussion: always create space so that your partner will be able to discuss with you when a problem arises. Do not create cocoons around yourselves.
2. Understand that you both need each other: no partner has more value than the other. You should both know that a woman has her importance in the relationship, the same as the husband.
Each has an important role to play
3. Pain and hurt is something both of you may experience: sometimes you may find yourselves hurting each other but this won’t last, rather, it is temporal. It won’t last.
4. Shield yourselves from bad influence: one of the ways of fighting for your love is to stay away from bad influence which might ruin your love. Among these would be ladies who want to steal your man, ladies who always tell you negative sides of him and so on. The same for the man, he should stay away from bad influence of men who want to steal his woman and those who want to harm her.
Thus, protecting each other should be a goal that both partners should pursue.
Gracious and loving God, see us through this day.
May we be your hands and feet. Put us
where you would have us be. May we right what is wrong with your wisdom and love for
all peoples to guide us.
May we be protected with our families from Dangers and evil by your Holy Spirit.
We pray in the name
of Jesus. Peace, peace
Here are things that should not feel forced in healthy relationships :
1. Shared interests
Partners in a healthy relationship should have similar interests or hobbies. They should be happy to participate in doing things not because they want to please their partners but because they love doing these things.
2. Physical touch
Partners in a healthy relationship should always feel attracted to each other. Physical touch should be a natural thing even when they are in public as a show of love and affection. Your partner should not be afraid to hold your hand, lean on your shoulder or even hug you.
3. Respect at all times
Respect is an important factor in relationships. This should not be forced. Respect applies in all aspects of life with your partner. From respecting them, their views, their choices among other things.
4. Spend time together
Partners in healthy relationships spend time together. All of you should be willing and ready to spend every single free time you have together. Spending time together makes them happy and they enjoy every moment of it.
“Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot— yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.
And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
He will delight in obeying the Lord.
He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay.
He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked. H
e will wear righteousness like a belt and truth like an undergarment.”
LORD GOD, Thank You for completing what you started in my life.
I trust that no matter how dark things may seem, You are my shining light of hope.
I Thank You for working behind the scenes to carry me through to the place of victory in every area of my life. In JESUS’ name,
Saulos Chilima, who is in the United Kingdom (UK) on holiday, has vowed to tackle extreme poverty and inequality if elected to govern the country as President in 2019, promising to deal with corruption head on.
Chilima said this at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London on Wednesday.
“I will end slave master economic system once elected,” said Chilima who is leading United Transformation Movement (UTM) for which he is the torch-bearer for the 2019 Tripartite Elections.
He dumped the governing Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) in June.
Chilima is taking advantage of his one week self-funded holiday to seek international credibility and London is an important platform as he is engaging some distinctly English and internationally highbrow institutions.
The Chatham House which analyses and promotes understanding of international issues affairs has hosted many world leaders including Malawian President Peter Mutharika, his predecessors Joyce Banda and the late Bingu wa Mutharika have previously addressed the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
In his speech, themed ‘How to generate political and public will: To influence change in a complex democracy,’ Chilima who has pledged to sort out the country’s shambolic state owned enterprises if elected President.
Chilima said the UTM will have a detailed electoral pledge in a manifesto to be launched in due cours, saying his movement will bring a message of hope for a better future and also better governance in Malawi.
He also pledged to trim presidential powers and share some responsibilities to the deputy president.
“I will trim presidential powers and give more powers to deputy president including assigning ministries,” he said.
On Monday, former First Minister Jack McConnell also hailed Chilima for what he described as a strong analysis of development in Malawi.
He tweeted: “Very strong analysis of current developments in Malawi from VP Chilima in London today”.
McConell, who is life peer in Britain’s House of Lords, made his comments in the twit after meeting Chilima in London on Monday.
Meanwhile, Chilima who said at
Chatham House that he will give nod to the dual-citizenship “on day one” when he takes over as President, is scheduled to meet with Malawians who have organised a dinner and dance to have chat with in Northampton at Hilton Hotel.
Office of the Vice-President spokesperson Pilirani Phiri said the
Vice-President accepted the invitation to engage Malawians in Diaspora.
Chilima has also pledged to appoint a Director of Diaspora Services and that he would facilitate for Malawians in Diaspora to be able to vote in national elections from abroad.
Collated Africa Cup of Nations matchday 4 qualifying results on Tuesday:
Madagascar 1 (Rakotoharimalala 41) Equatorial Guinea 0
Sudan 0 Senegal 1 (Sarr 86)
Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)
Senegal 4 3 1 0 9 2 10 – qualified
Madagascar 4 3 1 0 7 3 10 – qualified
E. Guinea 4 1 0 3 1 5 3
Sudan 4 0 0 4 1 8 0
Nov 12/20: E. Guinea v Senegal,
Madagascar v Sudan
Comoros 2 (Nabouhane 8, 90+2) Morocco 2 (Boutaib 53, Amrabat 62)
At Blantyre, Malawi
Malawi 0 Cameroon 0
Cameroon 4 2 2 0 3 1 8 – qualified as hosts
Morocco 4 2 1 1 6 3 7
Malawi 4 1 1 2 1 4 4
Comoros 4 0 2 2 3 5 2
Note: Cameroon entered for competitive match practice
Nov 12/20: Comoros v Malawi,
Morocco v Cameroon
Burundi 1 (Abdul Razak 18) Mali 1 (Fofana 72)
South Sudan 0 Gabon 1 (Poko 48)
Mali 4 2 2 0 6 2 8
Gabon 4 2 1 1 6 3 7
Burundi 4 1 3 0 5 2 6
S. Sudan 4 0 0 4 0 10 0
Nov 12/20: Gabon v Mali,
S. Sudan v Burundi
Benin 1 (D’Almeida 16) Algeria 0
At Bakau, Gambia
Gambia 0 Togo 1 (F. Ayite 90)
Algeria 4 2 1 1 4 2 7
Benin 4 2 1 1 2 2 7
Togo 4 1 2 1 2 2 5
Gambia 4 0 2 2 2 4 2
Nov 12/20: Gambia v Benin,
Togo v Algeria
Seychelles 0 South Africa 0
At Sfax, Tunisia
Libya 2 (Zubya 35, Ben Ali 74) Nigeria 3 (Ighalo 14, 81, Musa 17)
Note: fixture moved from Libya for security reasons
Nigeria 4 3 0 1 10 4 9
S. Africa 4 2 2 0 8 0 8
Libya 4 1 1 2 7 8 4
Seychelles 4 0 1 3 1 14 1
Nov 12/20: S. Africa v Nigeria,
Seychelles v Libya
Kenya 4 2 1 1 5 2 7
Ethiopia 4 1 1 2 1 8 4
Ghana 2 1 0 1 5 1 3
S. Leone 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
Nov 12/20: Ethiopia v Ghana,
Kenya v S. Leone (pending lifting of FIFA ban on S. Leone)
Zimbabwe 1 (Billiat 1) Democratic Republic of Congo 1 (Hadebe 24-og)
At Paynesville, Liberia
Liberia 2 (Teah 7, Jebor 13) Congo Brazzaville 1 (Ibara 15)
Zimbabwe 4 2 2 0 7 3 8
DR Congo 4 1 2 1 6 5 5
Congo 4 1 1 2 6 7 4
Liberia 4 1 1 2 4 8 4
Nov 12/20: Congo v DR Congo,
Liberia v Zimbabwe
Rwanda 1 (Tuyisenge 78) Guinea 1 (Martinez 64)
Central African Republic 0 Ivory Coast 0
Guinea 4 3 1 0 7 3 10
I. Coast 4 2 1 1 8 4 7
C.A.R. 4 1 1 2 2 6 4
Rwanda 4 0 1 3 3 7 1
Nov 12/20: Guinea v I. Coast,
Rwanda v C.A.R.
Mauritania 1 (Ba 18) Angola 0
At Francistown, Botswana
Botswana 0 Burkina Faso 0
Mauritania 4 3 0 1 5 4 9
B. Faso 4 2 1 1 6 3 7
Angola 4 2 0 2 6 5 6
Botswana 4 0 1 3 0 5 1
Nov 12/20: Angola v B. Faso,
eSwatini v Niger
Namibia 1 (Shalulile 73) Mozambique 0
G. Bissau 4 2 1 1 6 5 7
Namibia 4 2 1 1 4 3 7
Mozambique 4 1 1 2 4 5 4
Zambia 4 1 1 2 4 5 4
Nov 12/20: Mozambique v Zambia,
Namibia v G. Bissau
At Dar es Salaam
Tanzania 2 (Msuva 29, Samatta 58) Cape Verde 0
Lesotho 0 Uganda 2
(Miya 6, 35)
Uganda 4 3 1 0 6 0 10
Tanzania 4 1 2 1 3 4 5
C. Verde 4 1 1 2 4 4 4
Lesotho 4 0 2 2 2 7 2
Lesotho v Tanzania,
Uganda v C. Verde
Note: group winners and runners-up qualify except for Group B, where 2019 Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon and the highest placed of the other three teams go to the finals
Wednesday Morning Prayer:
Heavenly Father, waiting
is a hard thing for me to do and I don’t like it. I
confess that I’m impatient. I don’t like to wait in a
checkout line, I don’t like waiting in traffic and
redlights, I don’t like to wait to be seated at a
restaurant, I dont like waiting for medical test
results even if for someone else and I dont like
waiting for holidays and for them to be over.
And, on a more serious note, I dont like waiting in a hospital waiting room or waiting for someone to
die. Yet, you have told us that there is a renewal
of strength that comes with waiting and a rest for
us in the midst of it.
help us to not grow weary in waiting but to expect strength renewed
when we are patient enough and still enough to let your work be done.
Help us to not waste our
energy trying to stay ahead of you. In Jesus name, AMEN.