Malawi’s company SPARC Systems part of Rwanda’s ICT success

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s information and communications and technology (ICT) company, Sparc Systems Limited, is making inroads to Rwanda’s market where it has unveiled a wide range of innovative products that will help support their client business across the country. According to a report by https://en.igihe.com, Sparc Systems Limited Group Managing Director Mr. Wisely Phiri held a customer interaction cocktail at Kigali Serena Hotel which was attended by business captains in Rwanda where he presented a number of products which…

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November 5 by-elections ballot papers arrive Friday

By Duncan Mlanjira The ballot papers and other polling materials for the November 5 by-elections for Matenje Ward in Kasungu Lilongwe South Constituency will arrive at Kamuzu International Airport on Friday, November 1 through an Emirates flight EK9747 at 3.05pm. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says in a statement that ballot papers and supporting documents for Matenje Ward in Kasungu will be taken straight to Kasungu while those for for the postponed Lilongwe South Constituency will be taken to…

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NICO Group applauds role played by Malawi media in highlighting its innovative services for the public

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Group has applauded the Malawi media for its role it plays in highlighting its innovative financial services for the public and that’s why it offers a scholarship to one journalist to attend a training course in South Africa in investigative business reporting. Speaking on Wednesday at their head office at Chibisa House in Blantyre, NICO Group’s Head of Marketing & Communication, Lorraine Phiri said they have been awarding this scholarship in conjunction with their South…

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Ministry of Health advises public on heatwave safety measures

By Duncan Mlanjira As many parts of the country are experiencing excessive high temperatures, the Ministry of Health and Population has observed that this has had various negative health impacts on human health and it has issued safety measures for the public to follow.    MoH, through Dr Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health and Population, advises the public to keep their living space cool and to keep checking the room temperature between 8-10am and from 13hrs up to 22hrs. “Ideally,…

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Mesmerizing Muscat walks the talk with Oman Cancer Association’s awareness Walkathon

  By Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) organised its 16th Annual Cancer Walkathon on Tuesday October 29 with a 3km symbolic walk at the winter-blossomed Al Qurm Nature Park in Muscat, the mesmerizing capital of the Sultanate of Oman.  The walkathon was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Yahya Bin Badar Al Mawali, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development.  A family event, the walkathon with the theme, ‘Together we win’ saw thousands of youth,…

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Coach Mwase recalls Malata; Delighted to be back in Flames set up

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi 🇲🇼 national football team, coach Meke Mwase has recalled defender Lucky Malata as he prepares his team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Sudan 🇸🇸 on November 13 at home and Uganda 🇺🇬 away on November 17. Malata has since vowed to work harder in order to regain his position in the team he hasn’t been in since 2017. Speaking after the Flames’ Wednesday morning training session, Malata thanked Mwase…

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Lions Club District 412B’s lake cruise raises K2m for Kamuzu Central Hospital

  By MANA Lions Club District 412B (Malawi and Mozambique) organised a fun and charity Lake Malawi Cruise that fundraised over K2 million in aid of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) paediatric ward. This development has pleased Lions Club District 412B fundraising chairperson, Stewart Munthali described this year’s cruise as successful as they managed to beat the target of K2 million they set. Held on October 26 to 27 and attracted over 120 people from across the country, the participants…

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Malawi’s top football female ref named overall best at CAF course

  By Maravi Express Malawi’s elite FIFA assistant referee, Bernadettar Kwimbira was named overall best among the 33 referees, who attended a five-day Confederation of African Football (CAF) Elite ‘A’ Women Referees Course in Djibouti. The course brought together top African female referees from 24 CAF member associations and Kwimbira was the only Malawian representative. She said she is pleased to have been named the best performer among the group of Africa’s best. “I am very happy and I…

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Canadian couple raising awareness for Malawian charity Women at Heart Foundation

By Duncan Mlanjira Five years after leaving Malawi on secondment at Malawi Union of Savings & Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO), a Canadian couple, Karen and Blair McBride still have fond memories of The Warm Heart of Africa and have maintained touch with those they were closer with. Whilst in the country, they assisted an ambitious work colleague, Jovitta Likishoni Sakwiya to realize her dream of setting up a charity, ‘Woman at Heart Foundation’, with an aim of helping orphaned and…

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High Court of Malawi finds Uladi Mussa and 4 others with case to answer on corruption

By Duncan Mlanjira The High Court in Lilongwe has found former Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa and four others David H. Kwanjana, Pascal Rwasa, Peter Katasha and Esili Kubwimana with case to answer on all the charges that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed. The case is that on 25th September, 2015, the ACB received a complaint alleging that on 14th May, 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to Rwandan nationals using a file…

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