Chileka International Airport now operational for big aircrafts

  By Duncan Mlanjira Chileka International Airport in Blantyre has now been re-opened for big aircrafts as of today, January 2, much to the relief of the public, which is busy circulating a video clip of a Malawi Airlines’ B737 landing and taking off. Minister of Transport and Public Works Ralph Jooma visited the airport in the just ended December who promised the public that he had been assured by the construction contractor to complete the rehabilitation of the…

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People lament departure of Brian Banda from Times TV

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Following a public notice that announced that the Times Group and Brian Banda have parted company, people went on social media to lament this development, saying they shall miss this award-winning Times Radio and Times TV host. The public notice from the Times Group says Brian voluntarily resigned on personal grounds despite reports that are circulating on social media that he has been forced to resign following accusation of professional misconduct. “Management is aware that there…

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Malawians reported to be amongst 120 undocumented foreigners arrested in Durban

  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) online news has reported that 120 undocumented foreign nationals have been arrested at the Durban beachfront on New Year’s Day and the majority of them are said to be from Malawi. SABC reports that the immigrants were arrested during South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele’s walkabout in the area. Cele is reported as saying the beachgoers seemed to have obeyed the city’s by-law that forbids drinking in public. “I think there are thousands…

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Arteta earns first win for Arsenal

  By SuperSport.com Arsenal rang in the new year by giving boss Mikel Arteta his first victory as lacklustre Manchester United crashed to a 2-0 defeat, while Tottenham and Chelsea also slipped up in the Premier League’s top four race on Wednesday. Arteta had watched Arsenal take only one point from his first two matches, with last weekend’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea especially painful after the Blues scored twice in the final minutes.   But Arsenal had played well…

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Trump warns Iran of ‘BIG PRICE’ for attacks, sends 750 more troops to Mideast

  By The Times of Israel The US flew a rapid response team of Marines into Baghdad to reinforce its embassy on Tuesday after a mob of pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the compound, setting fires and chanting “Death to America!” Angered by US air strikes that killed two dozen fighters, hundreds of protesters spilled through checkpoints in the high-security Green Zone, demanding the ouster of US troops from Iraq and voicing loyalty to a powerful Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani of…

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Zambia approves marijuana exports to boost economy

  By Chris Mfula, Reuters Zambia has legalized the production and export of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes becoming the latest country to shift its position on the drug to give its finances a boost. The approval for the export of cannabis was granted at a special cabinet meeting on December 4, government’s chief spokesperson Dora Siliya said in a statement.  It was not clear from the statement if the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Zambia…

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Indian man dedicates 17 years of his life to grow 300-acre forest by himself

  By News18.com Amid the struggle to strike a balance between urbanisation and saving the environment as forests are quickly depleting leading to global warming, Moirangthem Loiya from Manipur, India turned a barren land into a 300-acre lush green forest all by himself. Moirangthem, 45, replanted a 300-acre Punshilok forest in Langol hill-range for 17 years.  “Today, the forest area covers 300 acres. 250 species of plants and 25 species of bamboo grow here and it’s home to a…

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New Year message from President Professor Arthur Mutharika

  “Fellow Malawians, It is the end of year again, and the beginning of another year. We have every reason to thank God our creator for being with us. Personally, I have every reason to thank God for his grace.  I ask all Malawians to join me in thanking God for giving us life, caring for us and providing for our country. Many times we are so negative minded that we focus on problems, and ignore what God has…

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