Police arrest Congolese national over armed robbery

Police in Lilongwe over the weekend arrested a Congolese national on suspicion he was involved in a recent armed robbery in the city where a Chinese businessman was robbed of K3 million. Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the accused, Frank Bandu, 43, was spotted in Area 23 at a garage with a car that was allegedly used during the robbery in Area 4. He said the public tipped off the police and the…

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Lilongwe woman nabbed with 450 LA blister packets

A 26-year-old woman is in police custody in Lilongwe allegedly for possessing 450 LA blister packets (malaria drug) which she could not explain its source. Lilongwe Police confirmed the arrest on Friday of Desfinate Malenga of Njati Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera, Lilongwe. Kingsley Dandaula, Lilongwe Police spokesperson, said in an interview Malenga was arrested at Liyati Puma Filling Station in Lilongwe where boxes containing the malaria drug were being transferred from one vehicle to hers. “Our CID [Criminal Investigation…

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Community Colleges: the Only Way to Go For Malawi

Tadala Mwale Rural Development Specialist Noting the general consensus that for growth to be inclusive and lead to sustainable human development, people must remain at the centre. A country must always consider human capital both as a factor of production and as beneficiaries of the growth process. Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment, the DPP led government on quest of transforming Malawi from a “predominantly importing and consuming to a producing and exporting economy” in a globalized…

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MACRA to push for Review of Communications Act

By Our Correspondent   The Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has said that it is going to push for the review of the communications act so that it includes tariff regulation. Thokozani Chitimbe a Deputy Director at MACRA was speaking lately during the commemoration of World Consumer rights day held lately at the Blantyre Youth Centre. She explained that the review will see to it that operators should justify their tariff increases. “Every time mobile operators raise their tariffs, they have…

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President Mutharika Pays Tribute to Chitsulo

By Richard Chinansi State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has led Malawians in paying tribute to the death of one of the renowned media practitioners in the country Edward Chitsulo who has died after a short illness. At the time of his death, MrChitsulo was Managing Editor of one of the leading newspapers in Malawi, The Nation. According to a statement signed by Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa, President Mutharika has…

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Woman, 38, defiles a boy

A 38 year old woman in Ntchisi appeared in court on Wednesday for defiling a 14 year old boy, who told the court that he could not tell his parents about the ordeal and the sexually transmitted disease he got from her because he felt good during the encounter. The woman, Gloria Chunga, who denied the charges, is a widow with one child and is cousin to the boy. Narrating how he was defiled as state witness; the boy…

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Al Hilal Pound Bullets 4-0

By Richard Chinansi Big Bullets dreams of progressing in the Confederations of Africa (CAF) club Champions’ league were dealt a devastating blow as they suffered heavy bombardment (4-0) at the hands Al Hilal in the first leg match which was played at Al Hilas Stadium in Khartoum, Sudan on Sunday. This means that the Bullets are expected to hit the Sudanese side 5-0 if they are going to turn around the tables which very unlikely going to happen if…

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Isaac Chilemba easily outpoints Vasily Lepikhin on Kovalev-Pascal undercard

Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba had too much skill and experience for Vasily Lepikhin, who he beat by unanimous decision on the undercard of the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight on Saturday in Montreal. Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 knockouts), THE RING’s No. 6-rated light heavyweight, nearly shutout the previously unbeaten Russian, winning by scores of 100-90 and 99-91 (twice). The 27-year-old native of Malawi dominated Lepikhin (17-1, 9 KOs) with his busy jab, lateral movement, accurate right hands and uppercuts. The 29-year-old…

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Minister Creflo Dollar asks for $60 million in donations for a new jet

Creflo Dollar is hoping a few folks will see fit to bless him. The minister, known for being a prosperity preacher at his Atlanta-area World Changers Church International, is seeking “200,000 people committed to sow $300 or more (to) help achieve our goal to purchase the G650 airplane.” The figures were presented Friday in a nearly six-minute video on the Creflo Dollar Ministries website (the video was not viewable Friday night) and total more than $60 million needed to…

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Bullets Arrive Safely in Sudan

Big Bullets arrived safely in Khartoum, Sudan ahead of their 2015 CAF Champions League first round first leg match against Al Hillal on Sunday evening. The team is currently training under floodlights in their first training session. Chairman Kondi Msungama says they have been well welcomed by their hosts and have no complaints. The team is being lodged at Corinthia Hotel Khartoum. Bullets have included defender Ian Chinyama in the squad replacing Davie Ng’ambi. The squad that has travelled…

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