The African Development Bank Group appoints Dr. Tonia Kandiero as Director General, Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tonia Kandiero as Director General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office with effect from 1 December 2016. The Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office is part of the new business approach of the Bank to accelerate its business and development impacts across Africa. Dr. Tonia Kandiero, Malawian, has worked across Southern Africa and brings experience in government, academia and international financial institutions. She is currently the African…

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Frozy manufacturer reacts to Malawian ban

The Mozambican company Yaafico Indstrial, which makes the Frozy brand of soft drinks, has rejected claims by the Malawian Bureau of Standards (MBS) that the drinks do not meet the standards laid down by the Malawian authorities. The MBS banned the import of Frozy drinks because they contain high levels of citric acid and of the food preservative sodium benzoate. Cited in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”, Yaafico Industrial said the drinks are certified by, and frequently…

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Sol Campbell, who retired in 2012, has been largely absent from football over the past four years and pursued a career in politics, running for the Conservative Party nomination at the 2016 election for Mayor of London but failing to make the shortlist of four. The 42-year-old won two league titles, three FA Cups and a League Cup during his career as well as earning 73 England caps. However Campbell believes he may have no choice but to manage…

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British HIV cure ‘breakthrough’ is premature

By: Muza Gondwe A  British newspaper reported that British scientists are on “the brink of an HIV cure” after HIV had become undetectable in the blood of one man taking part in the River study, a trial of an intensive treatment regimen designed to test whether it is possible to reduce levels of HIV-infected cells in the bodies of people recently infected with HIV. The hope is that the treatment may eradicate HIV infection altogether. The study is still…

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Invest in education to end poverty – President Mutharika tells world leaders

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has called upon all world leaders to put more emphasis on education as a way of fighting poverty. Mutharika made the remarks in New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The President acknowledged that it is becoming increasingly challenging to finance education, but said that, with concerted efforts the goal of education for all can be achieved. “Together, our collective will cannot fail our collective responsibility. And, financing education is a…

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DNA Analysis Reveals the Fashion Sense of a 5,300-Year-Old Mummy

It’s said that fashion is cyclical, and that the styles of past decades are inevitably revived for new generations. But for a truly original look, trendsters should dig deeper than the neon spandex tones of the 1980s or the flower child garb of the 1960s. Why not channel the tropes of an even simpler time, beyond the flapper-dressed Jazz Age and into the Copper Age, some 5,300 years ago? Introducing the newest oldest look in the book, pioneered by…

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Sylvester Stallone in Malawi

American actor, Sylvester Stallon, popularly known as John Rambo, is in Malawi. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, namely boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rockyseries’ seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many…

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South African’s ANC suffers worst election since taking power

The African National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of the South African capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s worst election since the end of apartheid. The results of Wednesday’s voting have reshaped the political landscape in South Africa, where the ANC has ruled virtually unopposed since it ended white-minority rule in 1994, led by Nelson Mandela. Unemployment, economic stagnation and scandals around…

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UK to stop funding Malawian charity amid ‘cult’ links

The UK government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a BBC investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group. Dapp, which runs education and health projects in the African country, has received millions of pounds in the last decade from the UK, EU and Unicef. It is connected to the Teachers Group, whose leaders are wanted by Interpol over fraud allegations. British officials have suspended funding and launched an investigation….

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Truck driver attacks crowd in Nice, killing dozens

A truck drove into a crowd at Bastille Day ceremonies late Thursday in Nice, France, killing dozens of people, Regional President Christian Estrosi tweeted. French President Francois Hollande has called it an act of terror. Here’s what we know: • The attack happened on Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Victims had been watching fireworks on the beach and were walking down a promenade, either back home or to their cars. • One witness said the truck driver…

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