Nankhumwa acknowledges APM for support rendered towards his aunt Elizabeth Malemia funeral

By Duncan Mlanjira Despite holding any social of political differences, death brings people together. And this is so as evidenced by what Democratic Progress Party (DPP) vice-president for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa did when he profoundly thanked those who assisted him during the funeral and burial of his aunt Elizabeth Malemia on Saturday. He made special to the DPP President Arthur Peter Mutharika, including the party’s members of the National Governing Council as among those who rendered their moral…

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There must be no sacred cows in fight against corruption— Nankhumwa

By Duncan Mlanjira Leader of the Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa has asked President Lazarus Chakwera and the Tonse Alliance administration against employing selective justice in the fight against corruption where only members of the DPP are targeted. He said he joins the President in condemning the culture of corruption among public officers and that, as opposition, they are equally outraged and embarrassed by acts of corruption at various levels of the society. “We will, therefore, fully support efforts by the…

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Tongue in cheek; Nankhumwa encourages ministers there is life after cabinet posts

By Duncan Mlanjira Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa had Parliament in stitches on Friday when he alluded that President Lazarus Chakwera might be be considering reshuffling his Cabinet as he promised to be do so during one of his national addresses that he shall be reshuffling the Cabinet within six months of his presidency. In his speech when Parliament adjourned, Nankhumwa said he has now known President Chakwera as a man of his word and “it is obvious that…

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Leader of Opposition Nankhumwa commends President Chakwera’s state visit to neighbouring countries

By Duncan Mlanjira In his speech when Parliament adjourned on Friday, Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa applauded President Lazarus Chakwera for recently visiting neighbouring countries — Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania where he held various bilateral talks. Nankhumwa said Malawi cannot afford to be an island in a fast-paced global village, which is also becoming more and more interdependent, saying the visits demonstrated the country’s commitment to unity of purpose with its neighbours in order to achieve regional integration…

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Flames coach Meke Mwase adds five new local players to prepare against Burkina Faso

Maravi Express Malawi national football team coach Meke Mwase has added five new faces in his 23-man local based players squad that has gone into camp from Sunday, October 25 to start preparations for back to back 2020 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches against Burkina Faso next month. Mwase has maintained the bulk of the players that were part of the squad that played against Zambia and Zimbabwe in international friendly matches last month but has added…

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ICTAM now builds strong collaboration with government to ensure Malawian firms are on equal footing in awarding ICT projects

By Duncan Mlanjira Following the debacle that Techno Brain has landed itself that has seen the Kenyan firm been debarred by the World Bank in connection with collusive and fraudulent practices in Liberia, some Malawian ICT service providers allege that the process to do with Malawi government’s Immigration Department’s e-passport project that started in 2018 and also had Techno in the midst of it — was not fairly and professionally conducted. Even though the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) instituted investigations…

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USA’s Food and Drug Administration adds further credence to PMI’s new smokeless cigarette invention

By Duncan Mlanjira The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added further credence to Phillip Morris International (PMI’s) new smokeless cigarette invention, the ‘IQOS’, saying scientific studies that were conducted show that switching completely from conventional cigarettes to IQOS system significantly reduces the body’s exposure to harmful chemicals. During his keynote address of the Webinar conference on Wednesday organised by Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI), FDA’s Center Director, Mitchell Zeller attested that the IQOS system heats…

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Blantyre City Mayor Ndipo to join Yohane Banda Foundation’s Blantyre to Zomba Big Walk to fundraise for welfare of street kids

By Duncan Mlanjira In a bid to remove young beggars from the streets of Blantyre by offering them alternative means of survival, NGO Yohane Banda Foundation has organised a fundraising Big Walk from Blantyre to Zomba on November 7, which Blantyre City Mayor Councillor Wild Ndipo and other dignitaries are expected to participate in solidarity. The participants are preparing for the tough challenge by exercising such as walking some long distances and doing sporting activities and aerobics amongst others…

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Mpighu retains his post as SRCL chairperson

By Duncan Mlanjira Steve Mpighu retained his position as chairperson Southern Region Chess League (SRCL), beating three other contestants — his former deputy Peter Jailosi, Weston Namalomba and Stanley Mpinganjira. Mpighu, who expressed his interest to be considered to retain his post on the same day of the elections held at Blantyre Water Board social club, garnered 7 points, Jailosi 6, Mpinganjira 3 and Namalomba none from the 17 members that voted.   The new vice-chairperson is James Psyelera,…

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COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to accelerate action global ceasefire—UN Secretary-General

Maravi Express The UN’s 75th Anniversary, that has been celebrated this Saturday, October 4, falls as the world continue to battle the COVID-19 and UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said the pandemic is an opportunity to accelerate action to achieve a global ceasefire during the crisis. Initially, Guterres issued the appeal for combatants to lay down their arms shortly after the pandemic was declared in March. “As we mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, our founding mission is more critical…

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