Airtel awards top staff performers; an all expense trip to Blue Zebra Island lodge in Salima

By Duncan Mlanjira As one way of motivating high standards of performance, leading telecoms network provider, Airtel Malawi, awarded eight of its staff over the weekend for a retreat at Blue Zebra Island lodge in Salima together with Managing Director Charles Kamoto. A statement from Airtel says the reward is for their excellent work in the past 2019 financial year. The trip, dubbed the ‘MDs Retreat’ now in its 4th year, recognizes and rewards individuals who have performed exceptionally…

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ACB arrests school teacher for continuing to receive government salary despite leaving the civil service

By Duncan Mlanjira The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) have arrested Grace Misanjo, who is accused of receiving her salary as a government primary school teacher  despite leaving the civil services in 2013. Misanjo is reported to have left the profession to further her studies but after completing her studies she secured another job with a public entity  and continued to receive her salary as a teacher. A statement from ACB says after receiving a complaint in July, 2017, it…

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Malawi’s longest serving Speaker of Parliament Nelson Khonje dies

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s longest serving Speaker of Parliament Nelson Khonje died on Sunday at his home in Mwanza District. He has died with just 12 days away from his 96th birthday. Born on 6th December, 1923, served as Speaker of the National Assembly for 12 years from 1975-1987 and as an MP for Mwanza Central for 21 years. Wikipedia records indicate that Nelson P. W. Khonje was born in Neno, Malawi and went to school at Matandani and…

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Muslim Youth United adopts neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards at Queens

  By Duncan Mlanjira Muslim Youth United has adopted neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where they donated a bale of blankets and that every week they will be expected to visit the wards to assess their needs. This was has announced at Mpingwe Sports Club on Sunday where the grouping also donated physiotherapy equipment to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, MACOHA and FEDOMA in Blantyre that included 120 wheelchairs, 20 walkers and 100 walking sticks. The grouping…

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Jacaranda Foundation maintaining 32-year tradition of French drama festivals

By Duncan Mlanjira Jacaranda Foundation is maintaining the 32-year old the national French drama and in March 2020, six secondary schools from the three regions are expected to showcase their talent in creativity coupled with French language articulation. The six schools qualified through regional finals held last Saturday under the theme ‘Climate Change’, and they are Zomba Catholic and Jacaranda from the Southern Region, Marymount and Kaseghe from the North, Likuni Boys and Robert Blake from the Centre, who…

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Samuel Eto’o heads to USA to further his education

By Giovanni Wanneh, Kick442.com Retired Cameroon football legend, Samuel Eto’o Fils is headed for the US in January to further his education at the Harvard University in Boston, which is going to be his home for about a year.  The 38-year-old, like most African players including George Weah, opted to go back to school as post football preoccupation. “I want to restart my education,” Cameroon’s all-time highest goal scorer told French newspaper Jeune Afrique. “It is not easy, but…

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Some upsets in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers

By Duncan Mlanjira The first wave of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers wrapped up on Tuesday with the headline result being Ethiopia’s surprise victory over West African heavyweights Côte d’Ivoire.  The African giants scored first but Ethiopia struck back through Sufarel Dagnachew and Shimelis Bekele for their first three points. Malawi gave up their lead of Group B after losing to Uganda on Sunday. In their first match played Wednesday last week at Kamuzu Stadium against…

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Malawi Under-16 chess team leave for Lesotho for Zone 4.5 tourney

By Duncan Mlanjira A team of five players, three boys and two girls, have flown out for Maseru, Lesotho to represent Malawi at the Zone 4.5 Under-16 Championship. The boys are Khwima Gondwe, Praise Salima (from Chichiri Secondary School) and Quincy Mukhwapa from Blantyre Baptist Secondary School and the two girls are Shalom Kapende and Clara Mtumbuka from Kamuzu Barracks and Lilongwe Demonstration schools respectively. They are led by Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) National Schools Coordinator, Magret Ngugama,…

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Malawi joins world in commemorating of International Prematurity Day

By Duncan Mlanjira The Ministry of Health (MoH) is today (November 22) commemorating the World Prematurity Day under the global theme ‘Born too soon; Providing the Right Care; at the Right Time and in the Right Place’. Secretary for Health and Population, Dr. Dan Namarika, says in a press statement that the theme resonates well with the global report on ‘Survive and Thrive; transforming care for every small and sick newborn’ which was launched at the World Health Assembly…

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Cultural practices fueling child marriages, Navicha

By Moses Nyirenda, MANA Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Thom Navicha has said some cultural practices are fueling the increase of child marriages in the country. She made the remarks on Wednesday during the 30th commemoration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was held at Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe. Navicha, who was the guest of honor at the function, said her ministry is concerned with the increase…

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