SPARC Systems’ Wisely Phiri amongst guest speakers at Kagame’s newly-inaugurated top global university

  By Duncan Mlanjira Wisely Phiri, group managing director and founder of Malawi’s information and communications and technology (ICT) company, SPARC Systems Limited, will be amongst high profile professionals on Thursday, November 28, who will deliver public lectures at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) that has been built in Kigali, Rwanda and was inaugurated by President Paul Kagame last week. According to its website, CMU-Africa, established in 2011, is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with…

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Ernest Mtawali thrilled with Mpira Stadium inauguration match against fellow African football legend Samuel Eto’o

  By Duncan Mlanjira The country’s former football maestro, Ernest ‘Wire’ Mtawali, has described his involvement in FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s expected visit to Malawi as a great honour and a privilege to him as he will participate in the Mpira Stadium inauguration match on Wednesday in which he shall play against fellow African football legend, Samuel Eto’o Fils. Eto’o, who is special advisor to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad, is part of Infantino’s African tour…

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Southern Region Chess set for national qualifiers Saturday

  By Duncan Mlanjira Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) will identify it’s representatives for the national championship scheduled December 19-22 at Crossroads Hotel n Lilongwe through a 7 round swiss chess qualifiers to be held this weekend, November 30-December 1 at College of Medicine. The qualifiers have been categorised into two section, Open and Ladies from high 5 best players in each section that will represent SRCL in the national finals where players will compete for a place in…

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82-year-old female bodybuilder beats up man who broke into her home

  By Independent, UK “I’m alone, I’m old, but guess what, I’m tough”, says 82-year-old female bodybuilder Willie Murphy, who has beaten up a male intruder using a table, a broom and bottle of baby shampoo. Murphy was home alone getting ready for bed on Thursday night when a man began banging on her door asking for someone to call an ambulance. She refused to let him inside and instead called the police, but the man allegedly broke through the…

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Two Africans make it as world’s top 30 referees

  By Duncan Mlanjira Two African FIFA international referees, Sidi Alioum from Cameroon and Bakery Papa Gassama from Gambia, have been recognised as among the world’s top rer A report by www.kick442.com, Sidi is occupying the 17th position  followed by Gassama on 21st. The 37-year-old Sidi has officiated close to 80 matches in the international scene and was one of the centre refs during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals that took place in Egypt. The International Federation…

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Malawi’s Tabitha Chawinga nominated once more for CAF Women Player of the Year

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s top international female player, Tabitha Chawinga has once more been nominated for the prestigious Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award from a list of nine other top players. The Malawian plies her trade with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning alongside Ghanaian star Elizabeth Addo, who has also been nominated. According to www.goal.com, the two are reported to be ready to steer their Chinese club to secure their 5th silverware in 2019 as…

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Unemployed medical personnel plan demonstration on Nov. 29

By Duncan Mlanjira Unemployed doctors, nurse-midwives, clinicians concerned citizens across Malawi are planning to go on a demonstration march on  November 29  to deliver a petition through City and District councils. A statement issued on November 23 by the group led by Health Rights Activist, Donald Kanjere Zgambo and Donex Tchaka Mumba, National Representative for concerned unemployed health professionals, demonstrations will be followed by a week of picketing of staff against working in public hospitals. They also plan to…

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FIFA president Infantino arrive in Madagascar to begin his African tour

By Duncan Mlanjira  FIFA president Infantino arrived in Antananarivo, Madagascar for a date with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad and the Malagasy Football Association (FMF) as he begins his visit to several African member associations including Malawi. According to www.fifa.com, his delegation comprises FIFA general secretary and general delegate for Africa Fatma Samoura, deputy secretary general Mattias Grafström, chief member associations officer Véron Mosengo-Omba, former French international and FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff, FIFA legend…

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Malawi appointed vice-chairperson of Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 management board

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s Minister of Sports will now be sitting in the Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 management board’ Council of Ministers (the Troika) after the country has been appointed as vice-chairperson. Malawi was appointed the important role at the Council of Ministers meeting held on November 11-12 in Maseru, Lesotho. AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers comprises sports ministers from Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswathini, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Malawi.  At the meeting,…

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Zimbabwe: the secrets behind Mugabe’s demise

  By François Soudan From the rise of ‘Gucci Grace’ to the fall of ‘Comrade Bob’, to Emmerson Mnangagwa’s incredible escape, the book ‘Secrets of history’ recounts the riveting story of the presidential couple’s last weeks in power. Grace Mugabe is hardly ever seen leaving her private villa in Mount Pleasant, in the upscale suburb of Harare, where she has taken refuge with her daughter, Bona, after deserting the cursed Blue Roof mansion.  The last time people saw her in…

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