We are doing nothing as men of God – Pastor Salanje

Renowned preacher Pastor Hastings Salanje says the death of Malawi’s gospel songbird Grace Chinga is testimony that “we are doing nothing as men of God”. Grace was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Wednesday night after she complained of a splitting headache where a short-while later, hospital officials pronounced her dead. “This is an attack from the devil and it could be prevented if someone was to pray for her and command her soul to come back. “If someone…

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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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Gospel music in Malawi

This text provides an overview of gospel music in Malawi. Following voyages of David Livingstone and other British missionaries in the 1800s, Malawi was made a British protectorate on 14 May 1891. The coming of the missionaries diluted and changed the cultural practices that were there already. Most of the major Christian sects are represented in Malawi. Until the 1990s, the dominant sects were Catholics, Presbyterians and Adventists. Musically they were very traditional and gospel music at the time…

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Minister Says Ruling Party Not Involved in Press Corporation Activities

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has distanced itself from reports that it intends to snatch Press Corporation Limited (PCL) from other shareholders, Maravi Express Understands. There have been reports circulating that the DPP wants to impose its top officials on PCL and Press Trust Boards. However, Government Spokesperson who is also Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Jappie Mhango, said in a statement dated March 17, 2016, and made available the local media that the reports were…

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Armed Robbers Steal at Phalombe Education Office

Armed robbers have broken into Phalombe District Education Office where they have gone away with computers and money worth over K700, 000, it has been learnt. Deputy District Education Manager Godfrey Kubwese and Phalombe Public Relations Officer Mr. Augustus Nkhwazi confirmed the development to Zodiak Online lately. Kubwese verified that the thieves invaded the office at around 11 pm and stole five computers, a television screen and cash amounting to K785, 000. “We have recovered three desktop computers in…

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Malawi’s labour minister visits Delhi ITI

Malawi’s Labour and Manpower Development Minister Henry Mussa along with other delegates on Monday visited a Delhi-government run Industrial Training Institute here, an official said. At Arab-ki-Sarai in the national capital, The visit to the ITI at Arab ki Sarai area of south Delhi was organized by Delhi government’s directorate general of training, under skills and entrepreneurship development ministry. Mussa expressed his country’s desire to expand skill development in their country through positive bonds with India. “He also expressed…

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