Contractor Mota Engil appeals for working space to speedily finalize Area 18 Interchange

  By Duncan Mlanjira Mota Engil Malawi, the contractors constructing Malawi’s first-ever traffic interchange at the Area 18 in Lilongwe, has raised a concern of being impeded in their work by motorists using the site, saying they need working space in order to meet their deadline. Mota Engil’s Head of PR, Thomas Chafunya, said the company had on several occasions asked road users through media advisories to motorists to budget their travel plans by using other routes if possible…

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Former Big Bullets most memorable mentor, Team Manager John Gilmore passes on in UK

    By Duncan Mlanjira Nyasa Big Bullets boasts as the best supported and most successful team ever in the football history of Malawi and much of it’s rise from infancy, to become a giant team with many accolades can be heavily attributed to John Gilmore. The name John Gilmore is fondly remembered by the older of football fans, both for Bullets and Mighty Wanderers alike. The revered mentor and Team Manager is no more. His son, Malcolm Gilmore…

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Sparc sponsors K1m towards ICTAM innovations awards

By Duncan Mlanjira ICT solutions service provider in Africa, Sparc Systems, has sponsored K1 million to go towards this year’s Information and Communication Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) Innovations Awards slated for Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13-14. Sparc Systems Head of Sales and Marketing, Alena Chiwaya said they are putting in K1 million for the Innovations Awards to boost the industry. “We are always passionate about young and upcoming innovators because we believe…

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Heart surgery can be performed locally if government can invest in it

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi currently does not have a heart surgery specialist (cardiothoracic) since the only one the country had, Dr. Kayambo, based in Lilongwe retired. This has come to the fore following the good news of a successful lifesaving heart surgery of a Malawian child, Lemos Tsatawe, which was carried out at the Wolfson Medical Center in Israel with help of volunteer medical team members of Save a Child’s Heart. Lemos was flown to Israel in August…

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CAF appoints Burundians as officiating personnel for Malawi 🇲🇼 vs South Sudan 🇸🇸 AFCON qualifier

By Duncan Mlanjira Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sent Burundian referees to officiate the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Malawi 🇲🇼 and South Sudan 🇸🇸 at Kamuzu Stadium on Wednesday, November 13.  The FIFA centre referee is Pacifique Ndabihawenimana, 1st assistant is Herve Kakunze, 2nd assistant is Willy Habimana and the 4th official is Eric Manirakiza. The Match Commissioner is Gaspard Kayijuka from Rwanda while the referees assessor is Jackson Pavaza from Namibia. South Sudan, whose nickname…

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Malawian kid successfully undergoes lifesaving surgery in Israel

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian child, Lemos Tsatawe has flown back from Israel and is at to his home village at Cape Maclear in Mangochi after he had just had a life-saving heart surgery on September 2 at the Wolfson Medical Center by the volunteer medical team members of Save a Child’s Heart, in Israel. According to a press statement from Save a Child’s Heart, Malawi is the 62nd country as a member of the Israeli NGO, that is…

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Government for inclusive education — Veep Chimulirenji

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi, the Right Honourable Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, has inaugurated the MACOHA flag week with an assurance that governrment will continue promoting access to education for all including persons with disabilities. The Vice-President pointed out that government realizes that persons with disabilities face a lot of challenges, hence it has put in place legal instruments in order to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Right Honourable Chimulirenji said…

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Civil servant-turned farmer Lot Dzonzi believes one can never go wrong in growing food

  By Duncan Mlanjira In his quest to properly enjoy his retirement after 32 years of government service, 28 years of which as a law enforcement officer and 4 years as a diplomat, former Inspector General of Police, Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi has concentrated on one of his passions — farming. Dzonzi, who has concentrated on growing food, says one can never go wrong with horticulture, saying there are 17 million mouths to feed in this country. “If daring,…

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Côte d’Ivoire’s FC San Pedro completing a state-the-art training centre

  By Duncan Mlanjira One of Africa’s top football clubs, Côte d’Ivoire’s FC San Pedro are on the verge of completing the construction of a state-the-art training centre based in Brofodoumé on an area of ​​22 hectares. The centre has 4 playing fields, three of them are natural grass and one with a synthetic lawn. “There is a stadium with grandstand that can accommodate 2,500 to 3,000 spectators,” said Ghanaian journalist Nuhu Adams, writing on the African Football Writers…

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A group of Malawian generation of the 1970s organising fun train ride for Limbe to Balaka

    By Duncan Mlanjira A group of Malawians who were born in the 1970s, calling themselves Oldies Connection 70s on a Facebook profile that started in September this year, is organising a fun train ride from Limbe to Balaka on November 30 as a reminisce of the good old days when the country used to have such fun events ahead of Christmas. According to one of the organisers, Harold Bema, the idea was mooted during one of their…

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