Malawi focuses on strong role model mentorship for school girls to pursue their career dreams in sciences

  By Duncan Mlanjira Most school girls in Malawi are not motivated enough to pursue careers in sciences because they do not have role models they can look up to to shape them plan their academic studies towards achieving that destiny. This was echoed at the Malawi version of the Africa Science Week’s Next Einstein Forum (NEF)held at Lotus Hotel at Namiwawa in Blantyre — an initiative set by the African Institute of Mathematical Science (AIMS). During panel discussions,…

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The public should take to task the affiliate voter if they want Nyamilandu out

  Opinion by Duncan Mlanjira The cancellation of FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s visit to Malawi has accelerated and, unfortunately, inflamed the criticism on Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Nyamilandu’s wish to seek re-election at the forthcoming annual general meeting in Mangochi. The critics were against the visit, saying it was ill timed as it was just two weeks away from the elections, thereby disadvantaging Walter’s strongest challenger — James Mwenda. The opposers were insinuating that Walter was bringing…

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Chidale, Sailesi leave for Arusha for Tanzania Open courtesy of Malawian Airlines

  By Duncan Mlanjira Two of the country’s top professional golfers, Adam Sailesi and Paul Chidale, on Wednesday flew out for Arusha, courtesy of return air tickets from Malawian Airlines, to feature in the Tanzania Open to be held from Friday, November 29-December 1st at Kili Golf Club. The two were assisted by Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGAMW) to get registered for the tournament in PGAMW’s strong campaign to make sure that the pros play more games inorder…

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FIFA president’s Malawi trip cancelled; private jet couldn’t land at Chileka due to main runway rehabilitation works

  By Duncan Mlanjira FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s visit to Malawi on his African tour, was cancelled at the last minute on Wednesday until further notice because the private jet flying him and his entourage couldn’t land at Chileka International Airport due to the ongoing rehabilitation works on the main runway. A statement from general secretary of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Alfred Gunda, says after carrying out a full assessment of the secondary runway, an advance team…

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Polytechnic management sends students back home after fire guts one hostel block

  By Duncan Mlanjira Management at the Polytechnic in Blantyre have been forced to temporarily close down the college due to the fire that has gutted down Nyika hostel block on Tuesday afternoon until a temporary solution is identified. Through a communique signed by acting Registrar Y.D. Chilinde, all the students, even those whose hostels were not affected, were ordered to vacate the college for home by 6pm on Tuesday evening, a few hours after the fire. The fire…

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Minister Navicha calls for strengthened advocacy against GBV

  By Ireen Kayira, MANA Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Navicha has called for a strengthened advocacy against Gender Based Violence (GBV) as the country is commemorating 16 days of activism against GBV. This was said during a press briefing in Lilongwe during the official launch of 16 days of activism against GBV which is commemorated in the month of November. Navicha said there is need for Malawians to understand the negative effects of GBV,…

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Whenever women gain, everybody gains – President Kagame

  By Edmund Kagire, www.ktpress.com President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame says that whenever women are involved in the decision making processes and are fully empowered, the society gains more, pointing out that the fight for gender equality should be common sense for all. President Kagame made the remarks at the opening of the Global Gender Summit 2019 at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) on Monday, which was attended by more than 1, 000 delegates from across the continent and the globe,…

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Lack of disability friendly infrastructures a big challenge in schools

  By Andrew Mkonda, MANA Foundation for Community Support Service (FOCUS) says there is need for different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to team up and compliment government efforts of providing conducive education environment to children with physical disabilities in schools. FOCUS Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kondwani Winga said the lack of disability friendly infrastructures in some schools in the country continue to remain a big challenge to children with physical disabilities.  Wings said this during supervision exercise the organisation conducted…

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Meteorological department asks public to stay in doors during thunderstorms

  By Chikondi Basikolo, MANA The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) says most areas across the country’s regions are expected to experience thunderstorm weather conditions and in such instances, the general public is advised to take precautionary measures such as staying indoors of strong concrete structures or vehicles until the thunderstorms clear. “This is to avoid being struck by lightning or being harmed by flying objects blown off from weak structures as gusty winds associated with…

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10 students drilled in advanced ICT by Huawei in China

  By Fostina Mkandawire, MANA The 10 students that traveled to China under Huawei sponsorship for a two-week Seeds for the Future training program, arrived back in the country on Sunday after undergoing training in latest technological advancements. Speaking on arrival at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, one of the students, Nighe Gwaza — who is studying computer Science at DMI St John the Baptist University — described the trip as insightful, saying at Huawei headquarters in China…

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