Angola Extinguish Junior Flames

Angola Under 20 Saturday pulled a 1-2 away win over Malawi Under 20 in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) second round first leg encounter played at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Area 48 in Lilongwe. Malawi Under 20 has a mountain to climb in weeks time to over come the defecit in Luanda, Angola as they need to score twice without replay. The game could be best described as a game of two halves as the visitors controlled…

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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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AFORD Frank Mwenefumbo a ‘Lesser Devil’

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) diehard Dan Msowoya says one of the reasons why he prefers Frank Mwenefumbo to Enock Chihana is because he sees Mwenefumbo as “a lesser devil” as compared to the latter. Msowoya was responding to a question by one of the reporters during a press briefing which was held Thursday by AFORD northern region chapter at Chenda Hotel in Mzuzu. The reporter wanted to know why Msowoya and other party members entrusted Mwenefumbo with the party’s…

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Bwalo Initiative Trains Zomba Street Kids

Bwalo Initiative in Zomba has offered free vocational skills training to 58 street kids as one way of economically empowering them. Program Manager for Bwalo Initiative, Harry Phiri, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday that after the training, the street kids are now working in different capacities and some own their own shops. “The vocational trainings we offer to these kids provide them with room to own shops after graduating. This graduates them from dependency life to self-reliance,”…

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First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Condemns Gender Based Violence

The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. Professor Mutharika said it was sad that most girls and women are abused by the very people who are supposed to protect such as…

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MACRA Warns Broadcasters

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has asked broadcasters to comply with the obligation of submitting audited accounts annually to avoid having their licenses revoked. MACRA’s technical advisor on digital migration, Benson Tembo made the appeal Thursday in Mzuzu when the regulatory authority briefed broadcasters in the northern region on the introduction of the Universal Services Fund (USF). “It is a requirement by license that each and every broadcaster sends in audited accounts at the end of each year so…

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Hygiene is Godliness – First Lady Professor Mutharika

The First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) for partnering with Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust in instilling hygiene practices in learners in Malawi. Mutharika made the remarks at Zomba State Lodge on Friday during the third My Clean School, My Pride award presentation among independent schools in Malawi which saw Chisapi Private Schools of Chigumula in Blantyre emerging winners in the 2018 competition. “I’m a strong believer in cleanness and in that cleanliness…

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FAST to Provide HIV Testing to 3500 Youths

At least 3500 youths from the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje District are expected to be HIV-tested by March 2019 under the Goals for Life Project being implemented by a local non-governmental organization known as Friends of AIDS Support Trust (FAST). FAST Programme Manager, Mweta Katemba, said in liaison with the District Health Office (DHO), the organisation would implement the project whose objective is to provide HIV/AIDS testing and counseling (HTC) services to the youth in the…

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UN Women Calls for Support, Protection for Persons with Albinism

United Nations Women (UNW) said persons with albinism need to be provided with necessary support and protected from all forms of discrimination. UNW Executive Board President, Ivana Pajevic said this Wednesday in Dedza in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kaphuka where her organization is implementing UN Human Rights Window albinism project. She noted that with increased cases of abduction and killings that persons with albinism the country has experienced there is need to make sure that communities view…

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Road to 2019: MEC to Save MK 1.8 Billion With National IDs

The country’s electoral body, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says will use the national IDs during the voter registration for the 2019 elections. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday, MEC commissioner Jean Mathanga said the decision will help MEC and the country to save money and time during registration. “The machines that we are going to use are from National Registration Burial (NRB), this will help us save about MK1.8 billion that could have been used…

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