Standard Bank switching to new system

In a quest to allow its customers enjoy the best the advancements in technology can offer, Standard Bank Malawi will switch its operations to a new banking system driver called Finacle. The move, expected in June 2017, has been carefully planned to ensure seamless transition for customer transactions and to deliver an exciting, superior customer experience. Finacle will usher in a comprehensive range of service and product options available through digital banking channels. It will also necessitate a gradual…

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Malawian Airlines all-female flight lands in Dar es Salaam

A Malawian Airlines flight exclusively operated and supported by women landed in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam from Blantyre on 16th March 2017. Women were in charge of every single aspect of the flight operation, from cockpit to cabin, check-in to customer care, and air traffic control to ground handling. The aim of the flight, the first of its kind for the for the national carrier, was to encourage young girls and women who aspire to pursue careers…

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Water project commences in April

Construction, engineering and infrastructure development consortium Khato Civils and South Zambezi says it is ready to implement the project with actual ground work set to commence by April 2017. The group, which is based in South Africa, has confirmed that it has already started work including designing, equipment mobilisation and sites reservation works under instructions from its client, the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB). The project is earmarked to run for 24 months. The project is expected to be complete…

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Risky Business: Meet Street Divers At Lilongwe Bridge

They are so young, so daring and so fast. You have to give them money to see their risky act. Meet the street divers at Lilongwe Bridge on Kamuzu Procession Road, a quartet that risks it all. They are not professional divers. They are just street boys who make venturous jumps into Lilongwe River when it swells to the brim. Mazoni, both 15 years-old, are typical kids always in…

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Madonna Shared Adorable Photo of Twin Girls with Daughter Lourdes Months Before Adoption

Madonna may have initially denied any plans to adopt two children from Malawi, but her Instagram account told a different story. The 58-year-old singer recently adopted 4½-year-old twin girls from Malawi, the country’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed. And an Instagram photo from July has since resurfaced, showing the little girls with Madonna’s 20-year-old daughter Lourdes. She captioned the photo: “3 Beauties! Lola spends time with twins, Stella and Esther at Home of Hope Orphanage.” She included several emojis of the…

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Blue League Drills Youth In Business Management Skills
Some of the participants at the Business Talk in a group discussion

Blue League, a youth-wing of the governing Democratic Progress Party (DPP) has embarked on a national wide project that aims at equipping youth with business management skills. Dubbed Business Talk, the project is being piloted on a regional level before it is taken to all districts and constituencies in the country. Speaking at the launch of the sessions in Blantyre on Saturday, Blue League’s National Vice Chairperson, Dumisani Lindani said the project is in line with DPP’s manifesto which…

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President Mutharika Hails AfDB for Support to Malawi

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday hailed the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its unwavering support towards the country’s socio-ecinomic development. AFDB has been supporting Malawi in the areas of energy, agriculture, water and sanitation, science and technology and youth development. President Mutharika made the remarks at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre during a courtesy meeting with the African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. “The African Development Bank remains one of the most important development partners for Malawi….

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As the rest see difficulties, bullish African business chiefs are snapping up deals—and it’s not just about resources

Despite Africa’s recent growth being chalked up to commodity booms, there’s more at work: corporates are more confident, ambitious and resilient. One of the largest meetings of African chief executives, bankers and investors is currently underway here in this West African capital, and is intended to be a marketplace for business opportunities on the African continent. The Africa CEO Forum is taking place just a week after a terror attack in Grand Bassam, a beach resort town 50 kilometres from Abidjan….

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Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility on track

IMF has declared Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility on track. IMF says this is due to good management of domestic finance since September 2015.  This was disclosed at a press briefing that IMF and Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe addressed in Lilongwe. IMF says it appreciates the hard work that Malawi government has put in to bring the programmes back on track. The fund has however, asked government to work on bank reconciliations and report on arrears going forward. IMF has…

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MOAM call off demonstrations

The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi-MOAM has stopped its members from holding demonstrations aimed at forcing the acting Chief Executive Officer for Blantyre city to resign. MOAM General Secretary Coxley Kamange told MBC that the executive of MOAM has managed to stop the nation-wide demonstrations after its members agreed at a meeting on Thursday in Blantyre to not go ahead with the demonstrations Friday, March 18th.   Kamange said they will be holding a press conference Friday morning together…

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