SOBER REFLECTIONS ON THE MAIZE ISSUE

The whole thing is beginning to sound like much ado about nothing. But we welcome the prudent idea of an independent Commission of Enquiry. Otherwise, the more one reflects on the whole thing, the more you begin to see more politics. If all the money of maize transaction is still with PTA Bank, if no payment is done to any Zambian seller, where is this crazy theory that money exchanged hands in huge suitcases coming from? The maize transaction…

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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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Former VP Malewezi Speaks on Leadership

STATEMENT DURING THE LOVE MALAWI FESTIVAL DINNER WITH EVANGELIST ANDREW PALAU UNDER THE AUSPILES OF THE EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI First I have a confession to make. This is the first time I have spoken at a gathering of this nature and definitely the first time before internationally reknown evangelists like Andrew Palau and his group. I have never held any leadership role in the church. However, the church taught me one important concept of followership. For he who…

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A TRIBUTE TO ALIAS ALUFEYO IZEKI JOHN NYANGA – By Bob Khalifa
Izeki No More: Tributes Flood In

The way sugar-coated tributes are flowing all over, in respect of the fallen artist, John Nyanga, you would think he died a happy man. My very last visit to Izeki’s hospital ward was quite different from what i am seeing all over right now. the fallen artist lamented how he was in a state of lacking in almost every personal need, when he has helped various persons (including corporations and other companies) generate lots of millions. he even lamented…

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Beating the odds through Contract Farming

When economic challenges could not allow him to go on with his formal education, Thomas Matanda Shawa dropped out of school in Standard 7. Shawa remained with only one weapon to use to fight his way up to adulthood: farming. “My parents were very particular in training their children farm work and I’m very thankful to them for that,” explains Shawa, now an established tobacco farmer who hails from Kazengera Village T/A Nkukula, Dowa. Shawa went into serious tobacco…

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Chitipa Forever Indebted to Bingu

As a bachelor, Patrick Sikwese, used to have pangs of jealousy whenever his best friend visited his parents in Nkhotakota and would return with stories of romance from the village. Sikwese, who was then aged 20, would just listen without sharing his own romantic relationships from his village as he seldom travelled to his home district of Chitipa to see his relations. “I rarely went home and so had nothing to tell my friend. It was as if I…

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Using drones to save lives in Malawi

It started with an aeroplane journey back in 2014. “I knew nothing about drones,” says Judith Sherman, the head of HIV for the UN children’s fund, Unicef, in Malawi. But as she leafed through an in-flight magazine about pizza deliveries by drone in Mumbai, she had a eureka moment. “Drones could be used to solve the logistical challenge of swiftly delivering HIV/Aids care in rural Malawi,” she thought. Two years later she is about to find out if she…

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