Super League Champs Be Forward Wanderers Donates to Balaka School

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) and 2017 Super league Champions, Be Forward Wanderers Thursday donated materials worth K 2 million materials to Mwanje Primary School in Balaka. The items donated to the school include teaching and learning materials (text books, exercise books, pens and pencils) 2 sets of football kits and first aid kits. The Wanderers players took their time out to engage with the pupils of the school and to play a mini soccer game with the school’s football…

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Oldest Human Remains Outside Africa Found in Israeli Cave

Researchers on Thursday announced the discovery of the fossil estimated as 177,000 to 194,000 years old, and said the teeth bore telltale traits of Homo sapiens not present in close human relatives alive at the time including Neanderthals. The fossil of the left part of the upper jaw of a young adult — the person’s sex remains unclear — came from Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel’s western slopes about 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Haifa. Also found inside…

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Do we need SIM CARD registration in Malawi?

By: Macdonald Pato Phoya Mandatory sim card registration that MACRA is implementing seems to irk some circles of people as expressed in the social media and phone in programmes in various media houses. Those that understand the law will agree with me that MACRA cannot just wake up and decide on matters to do with regulation of ICT services in the country. I am told that it is a legal requirement and I took my time to read the…

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Three Machinga Men Get 12 Years for Killing Hippo

Liwonde First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced three men to serve 12 years in jail each for illegal entry into a protected area, conveying weapon into a protected area, killing protected species and possessing game meat. Machinga Police Public Relations Officer, Davie Sulumbu confirmed the conviction of Daudi Asima, 34, Lewis Kaliati Asibu, 27 and Jackson Lanjesi, 28 for acting contrary to sections 32, 33, 35 and 86 as read with section 110 of the National…

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Police Officers Warned Against Corruption

Central Region Commissioner of Police, John Nyondo on Wednesday warned police officers against indiscipline when carrying out their duties. Nyondo made the remarks during stakeholders meeting at Namitete, Lilongwe where he handed over a car, five bicycles, whistles and refractors to Namitete Community Policing Forum to help in the fight against crime. In an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Nyondo said some officers in central region involve themselves in malpractices like bribes and theft among others. “Some…

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Nursery School Teachers Advised to be Role Models to Learners

The Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Tuesday advised caregivers in Mtandire, Lilongwe to be role models to their learners. He said this when he made a donation of school materials to Chimbalame and St Michaels nursery schools in the area. Masi, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe City West Constituency and a CCAP member from Kaning’a congregation in Lilongwe, said he thought of visiting the two schools which are under Chimbalame…

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DPP Continues to Score Winning Marks, Commits to Develop Road Infrastructure

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango expressed Democratic Progressive Party( DPP) administration’s  commitment towards connecting rural areas of the country to urban centres through construction of new and modern roads. Commissioning the newly constructed Nasundu 1 Bridge in Blantyre on Wednesday, the Minister said road network remains vital for socio-economic growth of a country. Mhango said good road network enables people to transport their agricultural produce, access social amenities and do a number of business as a…

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South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Dies

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday (Jan. 23). Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.” Trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela, affectionately known locally as “Bra Hugh,” started playing the horn at 14 and quickly became an integral part of…

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NICE Trust Drills Staff in Public Expenditure Tracking

Executive Director for Nice Trust, Ollen Mwalubunju, says it is only when the public is empowered that it can demand for transparency and accountability from people in leadership positions. He made the remarks Monday during the opening ceremony of two-day training on public expenditure tracking which Nice Trust staff is undergoing in Lilongwe with the view of increasing more public participation on governance issues. Mwalubunju said it is the trust’s (NICE) plan to deal with issues of limited appreciation…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Opens Two Secondary Schools in Zomba

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Tuesday retaliated on the need to promote education in the country for continued development. She made the remarks during the official opening of two Community Secondary Schools in Zomba which built by Save the Children at Tillie and Bevlee with sponsorship from two donors, Professor Gerlard Breslauer and Wunderkinder Foundation. Madam Mutharika pointed out that for the country to develop there was need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to promote education at all…

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