Egypt, South Africa poised to replace Cameroon as 2019 AFCON hosts

Egypt and South Africa are reported to have applied bids to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to replace Cameroon which was stripped of the right to stage the tournament last week by Confederation of African Football (CAF). CAF stripped off the rights to host the tournament citing behind-schedule preparations and security concerns following violent insurgency in parts of that country. South African Football Association (SAFA) spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi is quoted by AFP news agency as…

Read More

UN peacekeeping Under-Secretary General visits Malawi to attend ceremony to honour six fallen soldiers

By John Saukira The United Nations Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, arrived in Malawi on Tuesday, December 11 to attend a ceremony to honor the six Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers who were killed in a joint UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UNStabilization Mission (MONUSCO) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republicof the Congo (FARDC) went on an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces(ADF) in the Beni area on November…

Read More

Posted in International news, National Comments Off on UN peacekeeping Under-Secretary General visits Malawi to attend ceremony to honour six fallen soldiers
George Bush senior: Donald Trump and Barack Obama lead tributes to former US president who has died, aged 94

By standard.co.uk World leaders have paid tribute to former US president George Bush senior who has died at the age of 94. President Donald Trump tweeted a statement within an hour of the announcement as the White House flew its flag at half-mast. Mr Trump wrote: “Melania and I join with a grieving nation to mourn the loss of former President George HW Bush, who passed away last night. “Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President…

Read More

Posted in International news Tagged Comments Off on George Bush senior: Donald Trump and Barack Obama lead tributes to former US president who has died, aged 94
Italy In The Maelstrom Of The Euro

By Isidoros Karderinis, Contributor Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and its growth rates are extremely anemics, reaching just 0.9%. Real per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to reliable calculations, increased in the…

Read More

Science,Technology Vital for Africa Industrialization Agenda

President Prof. Peter Mutharika has emphasized on the need for African countries to promote lifelong learning opportunities for its people in science and technology to support the Africa-Must-Industrialize-Agenda. He made the remarks in Lilongwe on Saturday when he opened the First Extra Ordinary Summit of the Committee of 10 Heads of State and Government (C10) Championing Education, Science and Technology in Africa. He said for Africa to develop there is need for right education and skills in science and…

Read More

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara (aka Fatou) – NAUGHTY to NATTY

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara (aka Fatou) was born of Malian parents in the Ivory Coast in 1982. As a child she became a member of her father’s dance troupe and was a popular performer of the wildly flailing didadi dance from Wassoulou, her ancestral home in western Mali. She was an energetic and headstrong girl and at the age of twelve her refusal to go to school finally prompted her parents to send her to live and be disciplined…

Read More

Mutharika Declares 73rd UNGA Meeting Fruitful

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described this year’s 73rd United Nations General Assembly as fruitful and said Malawi will continue participating in the coming assemblies. He said the meetings were of mutual benefit as Malawi learnt a lot and also contributed to the assembly. He said his cabinet ministers that accompanied him presided over high level meetings and made presentations that put Malawi on the map. “Our attendance at the 73rd assembly was important. We learnt a lot of…

Read More

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work has died at the age of 80 peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of…

Read More

Govt for Peaceful Malawi-Mozambique Boundary Re-Affirmation

Malawi Government has appealed for a peaceful boundary re-affirmation exercise between Malawi and Mozambique, saying despite the imaginary borderline that separates the two countries, Malawians and Mozambicans remain one. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Anna Kachikho, made the appeal on Thursday at Nkopola Holiday Resort in Mangochi when she opened a three-day meeting by senior government officials from the two countries aimed at reviewing the boundary re-demarcation exercise and setting terms of reference for the same. The…

Read More

President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030

Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. Mutharika was speaking Wednesday when he told delegates of the malaria situation in Malawi at the Malaria Summit in London which was held under the theme ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. He said the country has a 2017-2022 strategic plan which it is implementing to ensure that the…

Read More