Brighton Kumchedwa, Malawi’s head of parks and wildlife, wins 2017 Tusk Award for conservation in Africa.

Malawi’s head of parks and wildlife Brighton Kumchedwa is the recipient of the 2017 Tusk Award for conservation in Africa. He was named Wednesday night in Cape Town, South Africa. The award comes with K18 million to go to efforts to preserve wildlife. “This has put Malawi on the map. It shows that what we are doing in the fight against wildlife crime is receiving global recognition. “It makes me to feel proud and makes me to be a…

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NICE Trust interacts with Nyika Media Club

The National Initiative for Civic Education – NICE Trust held an interactional meeting with members of Nyika media club with the aim of strengthening the good working relationship between the two parties. Speaking during the meeting which was held in Mzuzu, NICE Trust Media and Public Relations Manager Grace Hara said the media play a great role disseminating information to the public. “As NICE is involved in civic education we value the media because it is able to reach…

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President Mutharika arrives from United Nations General Assembly

President Prof. Peter Arthur Mutharika arrived Monday afternoon from New York where he attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Briefing members of the media at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), President Mutharika said he met a lot of investors and Malawi as a country should expect a lot in terms of investment opportunities. He said all the meetings that were attended were educative and informative as it also created an opportunity for Malawi to showcase some of…

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Chipolopolo to set up base in Ghana ahead of Nigeria clash

By: Kabamba De Matteo The Chipolopolo boys will set up base in Ghana ahead of the crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. According to the itinerary availed to Fazfootball.comFazfootball.com, the local player players summoned for duty will leave for Ghana on Sunday and set up base in Accra where foreign based players will join from. On Wednesday the team will head to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Uyo where the match will be staged at…

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Agriculture committee promise smooth FiSP

Since it was first implemented, the Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has been facing numerous challenges but the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture has promised that the program this year is to face less challenges. Chairperson for the committee Joseph Chidanti Malunga disclosed that they have put FISP on scrutiny to solve challenges usually faced in implementing of the program. Maize scandal Malunga disclosed further to have submitted to government recommendations that are to help in the effectiveness of FISP…

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Veteran Radio dramatist Smart Likhaya Mbewe Laid to Rest

The body of veteran radio dramatist Smart Likhaya Mbewe was laid to rest at his home village Muliya Village, Traditional Authority Juma in Mulanje on Sunday 24th September 2017. Thousands including politicians, business captains and government officials attended the ceremony. Making his eulogy on behalf of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, Minister of Information, Communications and Technology Nicholas Dausi said the nation has lost a great son who taught using his artistic work. The Minister also described late Likhaya…

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Zokonda Amayi group donates to Mzuzu Health Centre

A clean environment and basic necessities for patients in the hospital is said to be some of the factors that contribute to a clean and health environment. Speaking during a clean-up exercise at Mzuzu Health Centre, Zokonda Amayi Regional Coordinator for the North, Joyce Chikukula said the exercise is in line with strategies put in place by First Lady Madame Dr Gertrude Mutharika in keeping the surroundings clean. Chikukula added that the Zokonda Amayi Mzuzu Chapter appreciates the patronage…

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Malawi football in those days

( Article written on sabado, 18 de junho de 2011 por Ndisi Songa) I still miss those days when the Malawi National Team won the East and Central African Challenge Cup in 1978 at Kamuzu Stadium. The team went on to win the cup again in 1979 in Kenya. Oh! The team was just a force to reckon with.Thosewith.Those were the days when songs like ´Sina makosa´ and ´Shauri yako´ by Les Wanyika and Orchestra Super Mazembe respectively were…

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Presidents of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia call for accelerated action to end child marriage in Africa

On the margins of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the governments of Zambia and Canada, with support from UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA and the African Union Commission, hosted a high-level side event for global leaders to renew their commitments and accelerate efforts to end child marriage in Africa by 2030. “Girls who marry young are often denied their rights,” said President of Zambia Edgar Lungu. “Ending child marriage by 2030 will require a range of action,…

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Its Ralph Nedi at Chanco as Norman Kumwenda takes Speakership

Raphael Nedi, a third year political science student at Chancellor College has been voted into office as the new president for the college’s students union (SUCC) replacing Sylvester Ayuba James. Nedi won with 1019 votes in an election which took place on Friday, 15th September. His rival, Kondwani Tembo scooped 831 votes in the highly contested election which saw new faces being ushered in various positions. In an interview with Nyasa Times, Nedi promised to continue putting at heart…

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