BASMAL elective general meeting slated for February 29

  By Elizabeth Mandala, MANA Basketball Association of Malawi (BASMAL) has set February 29, 2020 for their elective annual general meeting (AGM) for the new executive committee to serve for the next four years. The elections will be presided over and hosted by the Malawi National Council of Sports in Blantyre. Up for grabs are posts for the presidency, vice-president, general secretary, vice-general secretary, treasurer and directors for youth development, technical, women, competition and compliance as well as marketing…

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Honouring Zitto Phillips; Malawi’s basketballer extraordinaire of all time

By Duncan Mlanjira At his peak from the 1980s to the 90s, Zitto Phillips’ contribution to Malawi’s basketball attracted huge crowds and made the game very glamorous. Zitto is a man of few words and very modest to talk about himself when contacted but those who were close to him — those whom he inspired to give their best and are legends of the game themselves — do attest that the basketballer extraordinaire, is still regarded as Malawi’s greatest…

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Ministry trains staff in civic education provision

  By Daniel Namwini, MANA Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology, Mark Botomani has said some citizens exercise their rights irresponsibility without regard to the rights of fellow citizens in the country. He made the remarks on Friday during a day-long orientation meeting of District Information Officers (DIOs) and District Community Development Officers (DCDOs) from Central Region in civic education provision at  Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel. “Since 27 years when the country switched from a single party to multiparty…

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MCP’s Peter Dimba declared as MP for Lilongwe South Constituency

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has declared Peter Dimba as Member of Parliament representing Lilongwe South Constituency for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) following the successful by-election, held on Thursday, January 30.  Dimba earned 11,230 votes beating four others — Julius Chombwe Grecian for Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) who had 50 votes; Frank Namponya Mazizi of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with 1,663 votes; Patson Kachingwe Mthyoka (independent with 1,800 votes) and Samson Phinifolo, also independent…

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Airtel’s Malawi Stock Exchange’s Initial Public Offer ends today

  By Duncan Mlanjira Airtel Malawi plc’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) which it opened on December 27 to the public to buy shares at a price of MK12.69 per share as it processed on listing on the main board of the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE), ends today, Friday January 31. Airtel released its Pre-Listing Statement on December 24 in compliance with the Malawi Stock Exchange’s Listings Requirements, providing further details about the listing on the stock exchange.  The listing…

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Reserve Bank of Malawi maintains policy interest rate at 13.5%; inflation average 9.4% in 2019

By Duncan Mlanjira The Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM), has decided to maintain the policy interest rate at 13.5 percent it registered in 2019 while the Lombardi Rate is at 0.4 percentage points above the policy rate. RBM Governor Dr. Dalitso Kabambe announced this at a press conference held at their offices in Blantyre on Thursday where he also said annual headline inflation for 2019 averaged 9.4 percent, marginally higher higher that the 9.2…

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Former Guinea international star goes bankrupt because of wife

  By Angu Lesley, kick442.com  Reports from multiple media outlets in Guinea are suggesting that former Guinea international, Ismael Bangoura is in financial difficulties because he entrusted a good portion of his wealth including money in the bank account shared between his wife, Aicha Mara and himself. Reports from depecheguinee.com say the forward his wife has redirected all of his wealth into another personal account in Italy and bought a house in Morocco with part of the wealth.  This…

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Mbappe denies reports of being denied chance to represent Cameroon

  By Angu Lesley, kick442.com  France international football sensation, Kylian Mbappe has denied claims he was denied the chance to represent Cameroon. Speaking in a television show on Beinsport, the 21-year-old World Cup winner — who opted for a French nationality in sports over Cameroon of his father and Algeria of his mother — said reports on social media suggesting he didn’t represent Cameroon because his father Wilfred Mbappe was asked to pay money have no aota of truth….

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Ministry of Agriculture assures farmer not to panic over locusts that has invaded Tanzania

By Lameck Kwalimba, MANA Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has assured farmers not to panic with the locusts that have hit neighbouring Tanzania.  The assurance comes following fears that farmers across Malawi fear that the locusts may migrate into Malawi since the locusts have wreaked havoc in the Horn of Africa. Reports say the locusts have been moving in a southerly and easterly direction, from Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya where they were first spotted.  Speaking in Lilongwe…

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CCAP Nkhoma Synod declares Feb. 3 school holiday on Constitutional Court ruling

  By Duncan Mlanjira Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Nkhoma Synod has advised all heads of all its synod institutions to observe a holiday for schools on Monday February 3, the day the Constitutional Court is expected to announce their judgement on the disputed presidential May 21, 2019 elections. The Nkhoma Synod says this is as per its mandate, which is derived from Scripture and its values within the corporate governance code as adapted by the Synod Code…

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