Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General (SG) Greizedar Jeffrey has been allocated a VIP security detail meant for ministers and diplomats, a situation activists have described as total abuse of public resources. Jeffrey, however, does not appear anywhere on the list of government officials and diplomats categorised as very important people who are entitled to have such security, police inside sources have confirmed.
Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya, has said the Parliament chamber in Lilongwe will soon be fitted with high technology gadgets that will check the number of Members of Parliament (MPs) reporting for deliberations in an effort to check absenteeism that has reportedly reached worrying levels. Speaking in an interview, Msowoya said though there are, in some cases, justified reasons that result into MPs absenting themselves the trend affects business in the house.
Money bills including the country’s financial plan and loans that Parliament authorises the executive arm of government to borrow on behalf of Malawians will soon be subjected to further scrutiny and tracking following Parliament’s decision to establish Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). If established, the Parliament will be walking in the footsteps of neighbouring countries like South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania that already have a similar structure.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".