NICO Holdings sponsors K1.5m for Malawi Insurance Institute annual charter dinner

By Duncan Mlanjira As a gesture of solidarity, the country’s leading financial service provider, NICO Holdings has sponsored K1.5 million towards the successful hosting of the annual charter dinner where Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) awards students who have completed their studies in insurance. The charter dinner will be held on Saturday, February 29 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre where the members are also going to usher in a new committee. The cheque presentation was done by NICO…

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International response needed to combat East Africa’s locust outbreak

China.org.cn The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects devour millions of hectares of vegetation in their cross-border migration, exacerbating the already fragile food security situation in the region. The desert locust, which can travel 150 km in a single day, is deemed the most devastating of locusts.  A small swarm covering one square km can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people in a day, said the…

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Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

BBC News Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — ousted by the military in 2011 — has died in Cairo at the age of 91, Egyptian state news confirmed on Tuesday Al-Watan website reported that Mubarak, who underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered, died at a military hospital. On Saturday, however, Mubarak’s son Alaa said that the former president remained in intensive care.  Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular…

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Airtel share price goes up by 44% on day of listing

By Duncan Mlanjira Airtel Malawi officially listed on Malawi Stock Exchange on Monday February 24, 2020 and by close of business its shares had gone up by 44 percent from the K12.69 that was offered through the Initial Public Offer (IPO) to K17.99 per share. This was disclosed on Monday evening at a cocktail held at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre to celebrate the official listing with various clients and stakeholders where Airtel Malawi’s Managing Director Charles Kamoto its…

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Super League coaches urged to embrace modern coaching technology

Maravi Express Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says the game has evolved a lot and the use of technolgy in analysing team perfomance and opponents is the game changer in modern football. Nyamilandu said this on Monday when he officially opened a two-day refresher course for Super League and senior national team coaches at Mpira Village in Bantyre where he urged elite league coaches to embrace the use of technology in their coaching as one way…

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South African expert concludes 1st phase of lifesaving skills training for Nkhata Bay youths

By Duncan Mlanjira South African lifesaving examiner, Deon Woodley has successfully concluded what he described as the first phase of imparting lifeguard and rescue skills to local youths of Nkhoma Bay District in the drive to prevent and stop drowning along the shores of Lake Malawi. Woodley arrived in the country on Monday, February 17 and proceeded to travel to Nkhata Bay the following on day with Lytton Mabeti, a qualified lifeguard by professional and swimming instructor at St….

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Minister Jappie Mhango pulls the strings in ensuring the sport remains glamorous

Analysis by Duncan Mlanjira Despite his involving schedule as a politician and Cabinet Minister, Volleyball of Malawi (VAM) president, Jappie Mhango still pulls the right strings to assist the sport to continue functioning as it is currently performing.    Volleyball was a very glamorous sport in the past, especially in secondary schools and the colleges, whose teams made the sport a must-watch and when its top players graduated, they joined league teams and some formed their own. The trend…

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Chidale takes early joint lead with Kenyan top pro in Safari Tour

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s up and coming pro golfer, Paul Chidale tied at the top of the leaderboard with Kenyan Safari Tour Order of Merit leader Greg Snow during Day One of the Safari Tour grand finale at the par 72 Karen Country Club course in Kenya on Sunday. According to a report by Kenya’s Daily Nation, the two fired three under par 69 each as Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya and Rwanda’s 23-year-old Alloys Nsabimana tied for the third place…

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Real Madrid spoil Gareth Bale’s move to China

SuperSport.com Real Madrid’s last-minute decision to insist on a transfer fee ended the club’s hopes of offloading Welsh winger Gareth Bale to Jiangsu Suning, the Chinese Super League side’s head coach Cosmin Olaroiu said. Bale, who joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record fee of 100 million euros, was heavily linked with a move to Jiangsu throughout last year’s summer transfer window after falling down the pecking order at the La Liga side under Zinedine Zidane….

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Lilongwe’s Sana Food Court back in business and better — management

By Duncan Mlanjira Sana Food Court in Lilongwe assures the general public that its closure last month by Tourism and Hotels Board was not fully due to the allegations leveled against it that it was failing to completely comply with all required standards but just minimum ones that were rectified within two days. Manager Ali Muhammad said just two days after closure, the authorities gave the popular restaurant in the Capital City the go ahead to be reopened but…

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