23 vote back Nyamilandu against Mwenda’s 13

By Duncan Mlanjira Walter Nyamilandu massively defeated his closets challenger James Mwenda to retain his post as Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president for the record 5th term. Nyamilandu garnered 23 points against Mwenda’s 13. Those who voted for Mwenda were two from the 8 who represented the Super League of Malawi; one from the 6 of Southern Football Association; two from the North and three from the Centre; one from referees association and two from beach football. Mwenda…

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Muslim Youth United signs official MoU with Queens for adoption of neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards

By Duncan Mlanjira Muslim Youth United (MYU) and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Queens) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the adoption of neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards where the grouping is expected to visit the wards every week to assess and address their pressing needs. Dubbed We Care Wards, the official MOU was signed at Queens’ conference room on Friday between MYU chairman Abdullah Panjwani and Dr. Samson Ndolo, who is the hospital’s director. The group first…

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A lot of airlines stopped flying in 2019

  By The Independent, UK Although the aviation industry is growing, there are always businesses that fall by the wayside. In 2019 alone, 23 carriers have stopped flying, making it a record breaking year for airline bankruptcies. Thomas Cook’s demise was one of 2019’s most shocking failures, but plenty of smaller brands have also gone under, including Flybmi and WOW Air. Increased competitiveness, cost pressures, Brexit uncertainty and high fuel prices are the most common causes of airline bankruptcy…

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People welcome the return of SOBO Orange Squash on market

  By Duncan Mlanjira  After seven months of people calling for the return of their favorite SOBO squash, Castel has obliged and brought back the national ‘treasure’ to the pleasure of the public. In a press statement, Castel says SOBO Orange and Pineapple squash 2 litres are now available nationwide and returns with the original recipe with a refreshed packaging and will be retailing at K2,400 a bottle. “SOBO Orange squash has been trusted by generations of mothers since…

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36 affiliate voters hold the trump card for FAM elective AGM on Saturday

  By Duncan Mlanjira Saturday is the D-Day when 36 members of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will decide whether to retain incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu for the 5th term or opt for his deputy James Mwenda to take over. The 36 affiliate voters who hold the trump card are 8 from the Super League of Malawi; 6 each from Southern, Northern and Central football associations and 2 each from women’s football, junior football, beach football and national coaches…

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Events management company set to go beyond connecting brides and grooms to wedding service suppliers

  By Duncan Mlanjira An events management company, We Events, eyes to go beyond connecting brides and grooms to wedding service suppliers by developing a wedding planning mobile app that will bring digital innovation to the long process of planning a wedding.  Founder of the company, Tawina Mbeza — a marketer, graphic designer and entrepreneur, who runs a startup creative agency called Roadville Studio — says on the We Events app, brides will be able to receive daily tips,…

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Rwanda builds gold refinery at US$5m

By newstimes.co.rw Rwanda has built its first-ever gold refinery at a cost of $5 million to process gold from all over Africa and halt raw minerals from leaving the continent. The plant is located at the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District is expected to boost efforts to ensure that Africa adds value to its minerals before exporting them. The new facility has a capacity to refine 6 tonnes of gold a month, or about 220 kilograms a…

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SPARC Systems sponsors Living Open Foundation’s ICT training course

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s information and communications and technology (ICT) company, SPARC Systems Limited, on Wednesday presented a K750,000 sponsorship to Zambia-based Living Open Foundation, which is training Malawian youths in line administration software course. Presenting the cheque, SPARC Systems’ technical engineer, Grace Jonazi said they responded to the appeal for sponsorship in appreciation that the Foundation’s initiative is in line with their objective to empower the youths in ICT innovations. “This training is a great platform for the…

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Malawi Institute of Chartered Accountants invites African great orator Prof. Lumumba again for Executive Retreat conference

By Duncan Mlanjira Institute of Chartered Accountants of Malawi (ICAM) has once again invited Africa’s great orator Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba from Kenya, this time for the annual Executive Retreat to be held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on February 22. ICAM Chief Executive Officer Francis Chinjoka Gondwe said Lumumba has already confirmed his availability and as well as the four other speakers lined up — Reserve Bank Governor Dalitso Kabambe, High Court Judge Fiona Mwale,…

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Airtel Malawi to list on Malawi Stock Exchange

  By Duncan Mlanjira Airtel Malawi plc on Wednesday announced its intention to list on the main board of the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) as aligned to the Communications Act of 2016, Communications (Telecommunications and Broadcasting Licensing) Regulations of 2016 and its operating license. This will allow Malawians to share in Airtel Malawi’s success story, as said by Airtel Malawi Managing Director Charles Kamoto. “Today marks a significant milestone in the company’s evolution,” Kamoto said. “Since starting operations in…

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