Malawian kids based in Australia, USA, SA enroll for Joseph Mwale’s online chess academy

By Duncan Mlanjira So far over 10 kids have registered for Malawi’s highest rated player, Joseph Mwale’s Chess Academy that is set to roll off on Thursday, July 2 and some of the students are based in Australia, USA, South Africa. This first-ever innovation training will be held every Thursdays and Sundays from 17:00hrs and the fee is K3,000 per student per lesson and there will also be discounted rates for families with 2 or more students registered. the…

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Blantyre, Thyolo District Councils have new chairpersons

By Loness Gwazanga & Tikondane Vega, MANA Blantyre and Thyolo District Councils have new chairpersons, Mussah Chikwakwa of Mpemba Ward and Khonjeni-Ward Councilor, Sandram Maulana respectively. Chikwakwa, who has replaced Councillor Carol Mdala, will be deputized by Lunzu Ward Councillor, Margaret Mikita for the next 12 months. Maulana replaces George Jailosi, Councilor for Mangunda Ward and deputised by Owen Makonde who is Councilor for Masenjere Ward in Thyolo West replacing Councilor Maggie Kambewa of Mapanga Ward in Thekerani.  Chikwakwa,…

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Woman dies in Dedza road accident

By Sellah Singini, MANA A 25-year-old woman died in Dedza on Sunday after she was hit by a Toyota Ractis registration number BLK145. According to Dedza Police public relations officer, Sub Inspector Edward Kabango, the woman has been identified as Esther Kandodo from Nyama village in the area of Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza . “The motor vehicle was going to Lilongwe from the direction of Dedza and upon arrival at Dauya Village at around 1800 hours, the driver…

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COWLHA graduates youths in business skills management

By Steve Chirombo, MANA A total of 25 young people from the areas of Ngabu and Paramount Chief Lundu in Chikwawa have been presented with certificates in financial literacy skills and business management, courtesy of training from Coalition of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (COWLHA)  The young people graduated on Saturday from the five-day training which was organized with support from a Netherlands based AIDSFONDS under the Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO) project. GUSO Project Officer for Chikwawa, Sekani Tchuwa…

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Meaningful freedom should allow for shared resources — Chakwera

By Trouble Ziba, MANA Malawi’s newly elected President, Reverend Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has described the country’s freedom from colonialism and one party system as of no use if the citizens still languish in poverty, tribalism, corruption and other vices. Chakwera was delivering an acceptance speech on Sunday at the Malawi Square in Lilongwe after taking Oath of Office administered by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the country’s sixth Head of State. He said Malawi’s struggle for independence and multiparty…

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FAM meets to review return to football proposal; SA govt gives go ahead for league resumption

By Duncan Mlanjira A working group comprising Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Health and Malawi National Council of Sports held a meeting  in Mangochi to review FAM’s proposal for the return to football. The session was aimed at providing guidance on measures and procedures for a safe return to football. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu led the FAM delegation that comprised 1st vice-president Jabbar Alide, executive committee member and…

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Joseph Mwale sets up online chess academy for young Malawians

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s highest rated player, Joseph Mwale has set up an online Malawi Chess Academy that will be held every Thursdays and Sundays from 17:00hrs. In an interview, the South Africa-based FIDE Master professional player and coach, said the lessons will be conducted on Zoom and Google Meet platforms and there will be tournaments for the students on Saturdays, whose top three winners will get coaching for free in the next lesson. Charges for the group coaching,…

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Mbakuwaku president Peter Kuwani asks MEC to disqualify Mutharika and Chakwera

By Duncan Mlanjira Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) president, Peter Kuwani, has filed a complaint to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), demanding that Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera should be disqualified for fielding different running mates in Tuesday’s fresh presidential polls. Addressing the media on Wednesday, MEC chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale said Kuwani’s ground of his demand for the disqualification is that in accordance with the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the candidates ought to have maintained the…

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SULOM to fill legal advisor position at AGM

By Mphatso Sam, MANA Super League of Malawi (SULOM) says its forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM) set to be held in Lilongwe in August and among others, nominate a legal advisor. The position fell vacant in December last year following the resignation of Muhammad Selemani, who was elected Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Executive Committee Member at its elective AGM. This, according to a communique from SULOM signed by its general secretary Williams Banda on Monday, follows a resolution…

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Women’s Legal Resources Centre demands equal gender inclusion in the next cabinet

By Duncan Mlanjira Women Legal Resources Centre (WOLREC) is demanding that the next Head of State that would be voted in after Tuesday’s fresh presidential election should implement to the book that there is equal representation of women in the cabinet as well as other national positions of influence. Executive Director Maggie Kathewera Banda said this on the eve of the poll, saying this is not a request but a demand as this is contained in the Gender Equality…

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