NICO Asset Managers in Private Wealth Management awareness campaign

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Asset Managers is on an awareness drive on how people can prudently invest their money in order to receive meaningful returns in order for them to meet the life goals and dreams that matter for their future. Dubbed Private Wealth Management, the campaign was unveiled on Monday at a press briefing at their offices at Chibisa House in Blantyre by Chief Investment Officer, Daniel Dunga. “We believe that every dream is possible, no matter how…

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Malawian woman arrested at KIA, found with 8 KGs of apomophine drugs.

Police at Kamuzu International airport on Sunday the 6th October 2019 arrested Harriet Namate after being found attempting exporting 8 kilograms of Apomophine drug. The suspect who is a business lady from Zomba was expected to board an Ethiopian airways to Mumbai India. The suspect Harriet was quizzed by the police detective who were scanning the final security check point in the lounge. The drugs were found her in luggage. Meanwhile the suspect is under police custody pending further…

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Ministry of Health rapid response team swiftly rules out Ebola scare in Karonga

By Duncan Mlanjira A rapid response team from the Ministry of Health has swiftly ruled out a suspected case of Ebola in Karonga on Sunday when a 37-year-old Malawian male presented himself with haemorrhagic symptoms similar to Ebola at Kaporo Rural Hospital. The rapid response team travelled to the health centre and conducted investigations that came up with the result Ebola negative. The report says the case is not in line with Ebola case definition and the conclusion being…

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No record broken again for the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira Sunday’s Blantyre City Marathon has identified a new winner in Zomba-based Mphatso Nadolo but it seems the performance of long distance runners is going down as Nadolo was far from breaking the 42.195km course’s 16-year-old record of 2:18:40hrs, set by veteran Henry Moyo in 2003. He clocked 2:29:38 and it was not even his personal best because last year, in his maiden marathon, he was third in 2:28:42. Last year’s winner, Moyale Barracks soldier Ndacha Nchelenje,…

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Four Nsundwe suspects charged with murder

Four of the people who were arrested on Tuesday at Msundwe, on the outskirts of Lilongwe, were Fby the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Frank Mastone, aged 28, Kondwani Chisindo, 23, Godfrey Banda, 30, and Licktone Mtiche, 30, who did not take plea on Friday, were among 44 suspects who were arrested after Police Mobile Service (MBS) Superintendent Usumani Imedi was brutally murdered at Msundwe as he was trying to restore order during a protest by a…

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Nchelenje might miss defence of his Blantyre City Marathon title

By Duncan Mlanjira By close of business on Saturday evening, October 13, defending champion for the Blantyre City Marathon, Moyale Barracks soldier Ndacha Nchelenje, had not confirmed his participation due to other soldierly duties. But all is set for the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon scheduled to start at 6am on Sunday (October 13) as the athletes eye to break the 42.195km course’s 16-year-old record of 2:18:40hrs, set by veteran Henry Moyo in 2003. An extra K500,000 incentive was dangled…

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Kenyan athlete makes sporting history by running marathon in under two hours

By Duncan Mlanjira Famous Kenyan runner becomes the first person to run the marathon in less than two hours, clocking in at 1:59:40 although the feat will not count as a world record, according to the world athletics body. Kipchoge holds the official marathon record — a time of 2:01:39 set at the Berlin Marathon same period last year. Reports say the Kenyan Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna’s Prater Park on a…

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Concerned young citizens preparing petition against Wanderers, Bullets stadia construction

By Duncan Mlanjira Concerned grouping, Citizens of Progressive Action, have prepared a petition that is demanding the government to rescind its decision to built stadia for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets using public funds. At a press briefing on Friday at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre, the grouping’s Chief Operations Strategist, Pemphero Mphande said the petition has been posted online for people to sign and he says so far close to 10,000 people have responded to it….

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PAC urges demonstrators to respect human life sanctity

By Duncan Mlanjira Following the killing of Police Mobile Service Superintendent Usumani Imedi, who was team leader during violent protest at Msundwe in Lilongwe on October 8 along Mchinji-Lilongwe road, has appealed for public calm and the respect for  mechanisms  for  conflict management  and  resolutions  rather than  opting  for  violent  acts in addressing grievances. In a press statement issued by PAC co-signed by its chairperson, The Very Reverend Dr. Felix Chingota and publicity secretary, Rev. Fr. Peter Mulomole, says…

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UN Human Rights add voice on condemnation of violent protests

By Duncan Mlanjira The United Nations Human Rights has written an open letter to the Malawian government over the rising violence during demonstration protests, saying there is a serious risk the situation will spiral out of control. The letter, signed by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Rupert Colville on Friday, urges the Malawi government and other involved stakeholders to urgently engage in a genuine and meaningful dialogue to address the political, social and…

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