Bullets, Wanderers agitate for FIFA’s proposal to use five substitutes per match

  By Elizabeth Mandala, MANA Malawi football giants, Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have termed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s proposal to allow a team to have five substitutes per match as a very sound move. FIFA has come up with the proposal as a temporary measure to help players cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak. Nyasa Big Bullets head coach, Calisto Pasuwa said if the proposal passes, it will…

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Mchinji touted as biggest potential for aquaculture in Central Region

  By Owen Zayambika, MANA Mchinji is said to have the biggest potential for fish farming in Central Region among the districts not situated along Lake Malawi. According to recent data from the Fisheries Department, Mchinji has the most number of fish farmers, fish ponds and largest land where aquaculture activities are taking place among Central Region districts not situated along the lake. Mchinji District Fisheries Officer, Gertrude Kajado said currently the district has 553 fish farmers, 716 fish…

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Agriculture expert tips cooking demonstrations as critical to improving nutrition status

  By Cosmas Chimaliro, MANA Agriculture extension development coordinator for Emusizini Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Mzimba, Martin Gondwe says cooking demonstrations help households to acquire knowledge in preparing diversified dietary meals.   Gondwe made the remarks on Tuesday in Mzuzu when he presented a report to members of Mzimba North District Nutrition Coordinating Committee, saying using locally available food stuffs in cooking demonstrations, households can gain knowledge on how to prepare six food groups  which can go a…

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Inadequate quarantine places worries Chitipa DHO

By Madalitso Phiri, MEC Stringer Chitipa District Hospital Office (DHO) has expressed fear of the pressure they might experience in the event that COVID-19 suspects begin to increase because the district lacks facilities to be created as isolation centres. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Chitipa DHO’s director of health and social services, Ted Bandawe revealed that some people are still operating their business with two neighboring countries, Zambia and Tanzania where the pandemic has not spared them despite…

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Government restructures Special Cabinet Committee on COVID-19

By Duncan Mlanjira In his public address on Tuesday evening, President Peter Mutharika declared that the Special Cabinet Committee on COVID-19, which was set up on March 7, 2020, will from now on be called the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus.  And this Taskforce will be co-chaired by a Cabinet Minister and a Professor in Public Health and will directly report to the President. The President announced that the complete membership of the Taskforce will soon be announced by the…

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Why Côte d’Ivoire ex-footballers snubbed Didier Drogba

Ghanasoccernet.com Shockwaves spread like wildfire when news emerged on Sunday that former Côte d’Ivoire footballers snubbed their own colleague Didier Drogba by voting massively for long-standing FA loyalist Sory Diabate in the FA presidential elections. The Chelsea great and former African Footballer of the Year had zero votes in the first phase of the election for the person to take over from Sidy Diallo as the FA President. All the votes went to Diabate, who had served for years…

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COVID-19: President Mutharika to introduce Emergency Cash Transfer Program to serve small scale businesses

By Duncan Mlanjira As a strategy towards considering executing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) national lockdown, President Peter Mutharika is proceeding with new measures and that include introducing an Emergency Cash Transfer Program to serve small scale businesses in and around major markets in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Zomba and others.  In the address to the nation on Tuesday as an update on the fight against COVID-19 , President Mutharika “this is an extended cash transfer facility to support Malawians who depend…

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New reality TV Series launched on Africa Magic

Maravi Expess MultiChoice, the leading video entertainment provider, has announced the launch of two brand new reality TV shows — Mercy and Ike — which went on air on Sunday, April 26 and Judging Matters which set off on Monday, April 27 on Africa Magic Showcase on DStv channel 151. Mercy and Ike reality TV show follows the love life of Mercy Eke, the winner of Big Brother Naija Season 4 and Ike Onyema, her fellow housemate, who began a relationship during their…

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Curtains close on Africa Magic’s 53 Extr

Maravi Express Africa Magic, Nigeria’s leading content provider of premium African entertainment, has ended its lifestyle magazine show, Studio 53 Extra, which has been on air for 10 years from July 1, 2010 and ceased broadcasting on April 20. Studio 53 Extra — the 53 in the coinage representing the 53 countries that forms the African Union, showcased the best of Africa in fashion, food, destination travels, décor, music and the whole nine yards of lifestyle.  It was created…

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COVID-19: FAM sets up special relief fund as economic relief for players, team officials, referees

By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has put in place a special Relief Fund as an economic relief for elite players and officials who rely on football in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was announced by FAM president Walter Nyamilandu at Mpira Village on Tuesday, saying among those to benefit are Super League club players and team officials, Women’s Football Regional League teams and the elite referees. Nyamilandu said FAM will offer monthly stipends…

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