Facebook to Invest in ICT Infrastructure in Malawi

Facebook has expressed commitment to improving Malawi Government capabilities in information and communication technology (ICT) through investment as well as addressing social media abuse. The commitment was registered in Blantyre during a one day meeting which Facebook, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Ministry of Information and Fiscal Police held on Wednesday to find a common ground on how to limit the abuse of the social media. Briefing the media after the meeting, Facebook Africa Public Policy Manager for Access…

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Democracy on Trial; MCP ‘Illegal’ Convention Sideline MEC

The once Mighty Opposition  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) conference has elected Lazarus Chakwera, Sidik Mia and Harry Mkandawire as president, vice president and second vice president respectively. The elections were held in rather controversial and unexpected circumstances as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), which was expected to be the overseer, was by-passed. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa told Zodiak Online ‘MEC officials were on their way’ when the three key officials were elected unopposed at the convention taking place at…

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Chikwawa Prison Inmates Forms Cultural Dancing Troupe

Chikwawa Prison has expanded its reformation programmes by establishing a drama and arts group as one way of transforming prisoners in becoming productive and law-abiding citizens. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, Chikwawa Prison Spokesperson Emmanuel Jackson said they came up with the idea as part of the reformation process of inmates. “The entertainment groups are designed to help in reforming and integrating the inmates to the society. Most people think prisons are meant…

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Catholic Members to Reflect On Country’s Democratic Tenure

Catholic members of an outstation of Kaggwa Parish in Area 49 in Lilongwe, Padre Pio Church have been urged to reflect on the tenure of the country’s   multiparty democracy since 1993 in order to appreciate the current status call. Arch Bishop of Archdiocese of Lilongwe, Bishop Tarcizius Ziyaye made the remarks Sunday when he was delivering his sermon when he celebrated a mass at Padre Pio Church In Gulliver Area 49. He said it is the responsibility of every…

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Wellington ‘the Bulldozer ‘ Claims Mr Karonga

Mwangonde, popularly known as ‘the bulldozer ‘ was crowned new Mr Karonga on Saturday in a stiff competition that was held at the district Museum Hall. The bulldozer, son of former Mr Malawi, Mr Olympia and founder of Weight Lifting and Body Building Association of Malawi (WABAM), Isaac Mwangonde defeated 15 contestants right from the beginning, as the crowd kept on singing ‘the bulldozer, bulldozer… immediately he entered the stage, to show his muscles. Speaking after the release of…

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Bible Society Brings Youth Talent Competition

With an aim of identifying talents and developing Christian culture among the youth through arts, the Bible Society of Malawi has organized a national youth talent competition dubbed ‘Bible Youth Buzz’ (BYB). The competition has targeted youths from Blantyre, Zomba, Mzuzu and Lilongwe who are expected to showcase their talents in five categories namely: dancing, music, poetry, drama and scripture recital. In an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Wednesday, Bible Society of Malawi Youth Project Officer,…

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Bullets, Nomads Receive Injury Boosts Ahead of Derby

Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have received injury boosts ahead of the Saturday’s Blantyre Derby to be played at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe as some of their key players have returned to full fitness. Bullets had some of the their key players such as midfielder Mike Mkwate who sustained an ankle injury during the national football team’s preparation last month and was not featured in pre-season games of his teams. The Team’s Chief Executive Officer,…

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Uganda’s President Museveni to Ban Oral Sex

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has blamed “outsiders” for promoting oral sex in his country and says he wants to ban the practice. President  Museveni, who signed a law making homosexuality illegal in Uganda in 2014, says the mouth is for eating, not for sex. “Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders,” Mr Museveni told a press conference. “One of them is what they…

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No Honeymoon in Simama

The Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) says it has to set very strict measures in ensuring that all teams that have expressed interest to compete in the 2018 Simama league have clear ownership as well as sound financial status. Out of a total of 30 teams which included those that finished in the top ten ranks in the 2017season, only six teams have been given a go ahead to participate in the 2018 Simama edition. NRFA General Secretary, Masiya…

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Malawi Activist Chidothe Named Pan African Youth Democracy Ambassador

Youth and Women activist Carol Chidothe has been named regional ambassador the Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship CANVASSITY program in the Southern Africa. CANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship is a dynamic youth program designed to improve the capacity of young people to effectively engage and support elected representatives and government institutions to improve government efficiency, raise accountability and foster citizen-government collaboration in Africa. Chidothe expressed delight  saying the honor bestowed upon her was for all young Malawian women,…

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