Risky Business: Meet Street Divers At Lilongwe Bridge

They are so young, so daring and so fast. You have to give them money to see their risky act. Meet the street divers at Lilongwe Bridge on Kamuzu Procession Road, a quartet that risks it all. They are not professional divers. They are just street boys who make venturous jumps into Lilongwe River when it swells to the brim. Mazoni, both 15 years-old, are typical kids always in…

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Malawi’s President Sacks Agriculture Minister

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has dismissed the agriculture minister after an investigation into claims that the country paid too much for a delivery of maize from Zambia. Mutharika ordered an investigation last month into the $34.5 million government maize purchase, following which he sacked George Chaponda, the southern African nation’s information minister said on Wednesday. Chaponda was not immediately available for comment. Malawi imported maize to ease food shortages affecting an estimated 6.7 million people, triggered by a severe…

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Madonna Shared Adorable Photo of Twin Girls with Daughter Lourdes Months Before Adoption

Madonna may have initially denied any plans to adopt two children from Malawi, but her Instagram account told a different story. The 58-year-old singer recently adopted 4½-year-old twin girls from Malawi, the country’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed. And an Instagram photo from July has since resurfaced, showing the little girls with Madonna’s 20-year-old daughter Lourdes. She captioned the photo: “3 Beauties! Lola spends time with twins, Stella and Esther at Home of Hope Orphanage.” She included several emojis of the…

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Madonna adopts twin girls from Malawi

Madonna has been given permission by Malawian high court to adopt four-year-old Stella and Esther from Mchinji orphanage. She has adopted the twin girls from Malawi, according to government officials. The singer, who had previously denied she was visiting the country with a view to adopting more children, was given permission by the Malawian high court on Tuesday to adopt the four-year-olds. Mlenga Mvula, a judicial spokesman, said: “I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two…

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Mussa sits in for Dr. Chaponda in parliament

Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa took over the responding of questions meant for Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. George Chaponda. Dr. Chaponda, was not in the House. The minister who is also Mulanje South West MP (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP) was attending a funeral of a relative. He has however confirmed that he will meet the MPs on Wednesday in the joint parliamentary inquiry committee on maizegate. Mussa, who is the government chief whip…

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‘IT WILL BE AS IF THEY DIED’ Uncle of Madonna’s daughter Mercy, 10, warns family not to let singer adopt their twins

THE uncle of Madonna’s adopted daughter Mercy has urged the family of the twins the singer is trying to adopt from Malawi not to let them go because it will be “as if children have died”. The warning came from the relatives of Mercy James, who was adopted by the singer eight years ago, after it emerged she is allegedly seeking to adopt another two children from the African nation. Despite earlier denying the claims, it has been reported that the…

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First Lady confirmed as signatory to the account of the OAFLA

The First Lady, Madam Dr Gertrude Mutharika has been confirmed as signatory to the account of the Organizations of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS – OAFLA in her capacity as President of the grouping. Dr Mutharika who is in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia attending the OAFLA General Assembly also had an audience with officials from ALERE, an organization taking part in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In her remarks, ALERE’s Official for Social Responsibility in Africa, Zeina Henaine said the…

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Malawi draw with Guangzhou

Flames gave away a 2-0 second half lead to draw 2 all with Chinese top league outfit Guangzhou during a friendly international football match marking the official opening of Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe. The Flames took the lead after 34 minutes when Silver Strikers` forward Binwell Katinji scored from close range finishing off a Stanley Sanudi’s cross. The Flames scored the second 17 minutes into the second half after when Katinji dispossessed Guangzhou defender Jang Hyunsoo in…

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Health workers asked to stick to their calling

The Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume sounded the warning in an interview with MBC. Dr Kumpalume noted that health workers especially those employed by government are renowned for being rude and disrespectful, actions which are detrimental to their profession. He also warned them against charging for services which are supposed to be for free.   “I do receive a lot of complaints from patients; these doctors destroy the good reputation of others. So this year we want to…

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Pres. Mutharika appoints executive members of BMS

ccording to the statement signed by Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara the appointments are with effect from 20th January 2017.   The appointed executive members include: President of Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) – Chairperson; President of Indigenous Business Association of Malawi – Deputy Chairperson; Chief Secretary to the Government; Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary for Health. Director of Public Procurement; Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development; Secretary for Civic Education,…

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