NICO Group’s ICON Properties makes K1.28bln profit after tax in just two months

By Duncan Mlanjira ICON Properties, the subsidiary company of the NICO Group that became a limited company in November last year, made profit after tax of K1.28 billion for two months period that ended 31st December, 2018. This was disclosed on Monday at Marriot Protea Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre at the company’s annual general meeting with its shareholders. Standing in for their chairman, Robert Scharar, ICON Properties director, Vizenge Kumwenda, who is Managing Director of NICO Group, said ICON…

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US scientists claim cannabis may be useful in treating cancer and its side effects

By Duncan Mlanjira Commercial planting and possession of cannabis (Indian hemp) is illegal in most parts of the world but there are some schools of thought in Malawi who contemplate on legalizing the growing of the hemp for industrial use. New reports coming from the US have emerged that numerous scientists believe cannabis to be a successful cancer cure and a a number of states including the District of Columbia have passed laws to legalize medical marijuana. By federal…

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Mangochi has urged chiefs to support government

Senior Chief Nankumba of Mangochi has urged chiefs to support President Professor Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for people in the district to enjoy development. Senior Chief Namkumba was speaking on Saturday during the installation of Group Village Headman Chilombo at Chilombo Headquarters in Mangochi Monkey Bay. He said chiefs should not allow their political views, support and affiliation to undermine the people and government of the day. Nankumba has warned other chiefs “Let me…

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The duke of Sussex Arrives in Malawi

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has arrived in the reception hall at Nalikule College of Education and is being taken through activities undertaken in Malawi by the Campaign for Female Education. Amongst other places, he is expected to visit Liwonde National Park and meet a British Military unit in Malawi which is working alongside the local rangers to help combat the threat of illegal wildlife trade. He will also witness an anti-poaching demonstration exercise conducted jointly by local…

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Britain ‘may well’ leave EU with no-deal, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

The health secretary tells Sky News “we’ve got to get Brexit done” as the Conservative Party conference began in Manchester. Britain “may well” leave the EU without a deal, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News. He insisted “we’ve got to get Brexit done” on 31 October, repeating the Conservatives’ key message at the start of their party conference in Manchester. The cabinet minister admitted changing his mind on the scenario, having previously said when he was running…

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Zomba Forest Lodge sponsors youths and church choir to record environment conservation awareness songs

By Duncan Mlanjira In its bid to raise the bar in the awareness campaign towards the conservation of the environment and ecosystem of the pristine Zomba Plateau, Zomba Forest Lodge has sponsored a local youth village hip-hop band, The Dreamers, and a church choir, Maguba Salvation Singers to record songs on this initiative. Zomba Forest Lodge administers a conservation project called The Reforestation of the Environment and Ecosystem of Zomba (TREEZ) that started a few years ago, to arrest…

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Malawian MultiChoice Talent Factory graduate awarded with top filmmakers internship

By Duncan Mlanjira Apart from being awarded with Certificates of Completion, the inaugural graduates of MultiChoice Talent Factory held in Zambia were also rewarded with opportunities including placements and internships with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) in USA. Other opportunities going their way include production internship at Indian film industry ‘Bollywood’ with Nihilent Limited; a ‘Nollywood’ production internship on an Africa Magic Series in Lagos, Nigeria; placements on SuperSport productions, an infinite…

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Over K5 million raised from Old Mutual Run 4 Reforestation half marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira The second edition of the Run 4 Reforestation half marathon held on September 7 in aid of raising funds towards tree planting and conservation of Zomba Plateau, raised K5,128,450 and identified two athletes to participate at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon in South Africa on an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of Old Mutual. Held along the trails of Zomba Plateau itself, the race attracted a total of  390, both local and international. The main 21km had 54…

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MEC calls on parties to submit names of monitors for November 5 by-elections

By Duncan Mlanjira In preparation for the November 5 by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency and Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is requesting all political parties, aspiring candidates and civil society organizations to submit names of their monitors and observers to the respective MEC district offices. A communique signed by MEC’s Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika, says names of the aspirants should be submitted using form REG.014 which can be obtained from the…

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Malawi College of Medicine Professor Muula lodges complaint to Police IG over teargassing hospital

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi College of Medicine lecturer, Professor Adamson S. Muula has lodged a complaint to Malawi Police Service Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa over his officers overzealous action of dispersing demonstrators by teargas those that had fled into the compound of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Hospital (QECH) on Tuesday September 24. The police action greatly affected the referral hospital’s patients, staff and guardians and Professor Muula says he is requesting that such adventurous actions by some police officers…

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