NICO Group continues to assist in COVID-19 fight: Donates PPEs to UNIMA

By Duncan Mlanjira Just after over two weeks when they responded to a call for help from College of Medicine in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, NICO Group — through NICO Life and NICO Pensions — have donated personal protective equipment (PPEs), worth K6m to University of Malawi (UNIMA) as the constituent colleges prepare for resumption of physical academic classes. Learning institutions that were closed some six months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are set to be reopened…

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Speed Courier splashes out cash prizes through ruffle draw to customers as cushion for COVID-19

By John Saukira One of Malawi’s courier service company, Speed Courier disbursed cash to lucky winners in a promotion it carried out for three months that was aimed at cushioning customers amid COVID-19 effects. The promotion was open to every client that did business with them in all three regions of the country and were instantly entered into a draw. Speaking during the draw of the promotion on Friday the company’s operation director Talha Saqib Malik said they recognise…

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Of the cumulative 174 COVID-19 related deaths, 134 are men while 40 are women

By Duncan Mlanjira In his Sunday’s situation report, co-chairperson of the presidential taskforce on COVID-19, Dr John Phuka has said of the cumulative 174 COVID-19 related deaths, 134 are men (at 69%) while 40 are women. The report says on Sunday, there were no new death as Malawi registered eight new cases of which four are new recoveries. Six of the new cases are locally transmitted and two are imported infections identified among deportees from South Africa heading for Nsanje and Thyolo….

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Gabon international Aubameyang wins Community Shield for Arsenal

The BBC Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout for Arsenal to beat Premier League champions Liverpool and lift the 2020 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Aubameyang’s curling strike in the 12th minute of regulation time gave FA Cup winner Arsenal the lead before Liverpool substitute Takumi Minamano equalized after the break in the 73rd minute. Minamano’s flicked pass to Egyptian international Mohammed Salah bounced back kindly for…

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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

By Christina Maxouris & Amir Vera, CNN Actor Chadwick Boseman, who brought the Movoe ‘Black Panther’ to life with his charismatic intensity and regal performances, has died, aged 43 after succumbing to battle against colon cancer since 2016. He died at home with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account. He was 43. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevere through it all and brought you so many of the films you…

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Chisale’s military background and strong connections weighs against him to be denied bail

By Duncan Mlanjira Bail application filed by Norman Paulosi Chisale asking to be released from custody at Maula Prison where he is being held since investigations are still underway in his alleged involvement in the murder of Issa Njaunju, was largely denied because of Chisale’s military background and that he is a man of strong influence. Chisale, who is director of security services for the former President  Peter Mutharika, was arrested by the Police on July 28, 2020 on…

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National Planning Commission calls for mindset change in developing Malawi

By Sylvester Kumwenda, MANA One of the Commissioners of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Phillip Madinga has called for mindset change and concerted efforts from all Malawians to make sure the newly-drafted vision for Malawi — the National Transformation 2063 — is successfully realized. Madinga made the remarks at the end of the two-day National Development Conference, which was the first of its kind for Malawi, held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe from Thursday to Friday, August…

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Government to carry out personnel audit on civil servants

By Duncan Mlanjira Secretary for Human Resource Management & Development, B.G. Chilabade has announced that government will from September 21 carry out personnel audit of all serving civil servants as well as other public servants, who are currently receiving service remuneration from public funds. The memo, dated August 27 and addressed to all principal secretaries, heads of Government departments and agencies and to all district commissioners, the exercise will be carried out by officials from the Department of Human…

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Chakwera appoints 23 for diplomatic missions: Wambali, Callista Kachaje, Ngumuya, Kabwila amongst them

By Duncan Mlanjira Musicians Wambali Mkandawire Allan Ngumuya, former First Lady Callista Mutharika, social and economic commentator Henry Kachaje, former legislator Jessie Kabwila are amongst 23 high profile people that President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed for diplomatic missions. The appointments of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners are subject to approval by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament. Wambali Mkandawire shall be the Ambassador to France; Ngumuya Ambassador to Italy and The Vatican Holy See; Callista to Israel; Kachaje High…

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Malawi Stock Exchange inculcating capital market investment culture in young minds

By Duncan Mlanjira In its earnest campaign to demystify that investment in the capital market is not just for the elite business persons but for every citizen wishing to venture into this financial territory, the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) is on a campaign to market its services by engaging young students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions. This was disclosed during a virtual media conference that MSE organized under the topic ‘Raising capital through the Malawi Stock Exchange’ done…

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