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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Government Plans Probe into Rising Albino Attacks

The Malawi government has conceded it would have to immediately get to the bottom of the increased cases of attacks on albinos if the problem is to be halted. A senior government official says there will have to be an investigation into who is buying body parts of people with albinism which appears to be the motivating factor for the increasing attacks. Deputy Principle Secretary responsible for People with Disability Edith Nkawa says such a study and probe would…

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No state resources were used in liberation day commemoration – Govt

Government on Saturday denied state resources were used during the recent commemoration of the arrest of President Peter Mutharika and others in Lilongwe. “Government wishes to assure the public that, contrary to some commentators, state resources were not used during the commemoration events of the arrest of President Mutharika and others that took place on 11th March 2015 in Lilongwe. “Suffice it to say that every individual used their personal resources,” says a press release from the Ministry of…

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Mutharika hails Arab Emirates Foundation for donating to flood victims

President Prof. Peter Mutharika on Friday commended Khalifa  BinZayed AL Nahyan from the Republic of Arab Emirates for donating 114, 000 metric tons of maize and malaria medicine to flood victims. Prof. Mutharika, who received the donations at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, said from the time the country experienced disasters, there had been unwavering support from both local and international organisations. This, he said, was an indication of the good and mutual relationship the country had with both…

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New Telenovela channel for DSTV to be launched on March 23

There is Good news to all Multi Choice subscribers following Multi Choice Africa’s announcement on Thursday of the launch ofEva, a brand new telenovela channel made for Africa by AMC Networks International – Zone (AMCNI Zone). According to a DSTV newsletter, the Channel is set to go live across Africa on March 23 on channel 141. Eva will bring the sizzle to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers’ television screens with their lineup of hot Latin American telenovelas…

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TNM plans to plant 36,000 trees at K2.7million

Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) a premier mobile service provider has pledged to continue with its commitment to arrest the problem of deforestation affecting the country that has largely contributed to heavy flooding and other climate change effects. The mobile service provider said the country has witnessed a number of calamities including floods, droughts and erratic rainfall patterns as a result of increased deforestation across the country. Speaking on the sidelines of a tree planting exercise on Thursday at Monkey-Bay…

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Our generation chuckles, Mugabe survives

Earlier February this year, #Mugabefalls was the hashtag that went viral on the social media. A lot of youths from across Africa, and every online news media from the West talked and laughed about it. We saw memes of the fall from every young man on facebook and twitter, as well as whatsapp profile pictures. What followed were reports that lots of his bodyguards had been suspended, cameras of journalists confiscated and newsmen ordered not to report on the…

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Friday the 13th: fire guts down part of Kenyatta Hall

There was commotion at Chancellor College of The University of Malawi late last night when a raging fire broke out in one of the rooms in Kenyatta Hall. It is still not clear as to what caused the fire but eyewitnesses say they suspect the wiring in Room 6, where the fire all started, had some problems. The fire started at around 11 pm but firefighters rushed to the scene and successfully managed to put it out before it…

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