Malawian private tree seedlings developer plans to produce seedlings for very hot chili Ghost Pepper

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian passionate private tree seedlings developer, Mapopa William Banda, who has also diversified by raising fruits tree seedlings, says he is growing red hot pepper in his garden and hopes to produce some seedlings shortly for sale. Named as Ghost Pepper or Bhut Jolokia (Bhutanese chili), is a hybrid chili cultivated in Northeast India and a delicacy in that country. In a Facebook post announcing his plan to invest it in the country, Mapopa was very…

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Trail athlete Kumwamba organising 2nd Legend Challenge on Dec. 20

By Duncan Mlanjira After a successful first race held in June, Malawi’s international mountain trail (ultra marathon) specialist, Edson Kumwamba has set December 20 for the second leg of the Legend Trail Challenge Series to be run along Mulanje tea plantations. The second series has been named ‘MwanaMulanje’ (Mulanje child) because the route is at the foot of Mount Mulanje and it doesn’t go up the Mother Mulanje routes that is used for the famous Mulanje Mountain Porters Race. “The…

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HIV drug resistance on focus on 2020 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Maravi Express The world is observing the  World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) from Wednesday, November 18-24, which World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance. WHO says antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms resist the effects of medications, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Combatting antimicrobial resistance is a global priority that needs coordinated action across all government sectors and levels of society. WHO says HIV…

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Airtel Money partners with South African money transfer provider Mukuru

Maravi Express Airtel Money customers will now be able to receive money from loved ones outside the country using the international money transfer service provider, Mukuru. In a statement, Airtel Money Director, Polycarp Ndekana said they have taken cognizance that every year thousands of Malawians in diaspora face challenges when sending money to sustain their family and relatives back home and partnering with Mukuru will provide them a convenient, simple and secure way to transfer funds. “We already provide…

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Legislative and compliance updates under the Pension Act

The country’s leading insurance company, NICO Pension — in partnership with the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) — invited pension trustees and employers to a seminar at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre where they were encouraged to provide employers accurate information on the pension system. This comes against the background that a lot of employees are not adequately informed of how the pension scheme system works and its benefits, a development that is leading to a lot of misinformation through…

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Employers urged to provide accurate information on pension scheme for employees

By Duncan Mlanjira A lot of employees are not adequately informed of how the pension scheme system works and its benefits, a development that is leading to a lot of misinformation through social media. Thus the country’s leading insurance company, NICO Pension — in partnership with the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) — invited pension trustees and employers to a seminar at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre where they were encouraged to provide employers accurate information on the pension system….

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Chidale honoured in Zambia for his excellent performance in the SeedCo Lilongwe Open

Featured on PGAZ Facebook page By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s top pro golfer, Paul Chidale has been specially invited to participate in Zambia’s Suscon invitational pro golf being played at the immaculate Bonanza Golf Course in Lusaka, Zambia as recognition of his impeccable performance when he won the pro category of the SeedCo Lilongwe Open. A banner depicting Chidale’s portrait with the Malawian flag as background is being displayed at the host club and he has also been featured in…

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Developing new models for the evaluation and purchase of antimicrobials

www.nice.org.uk The world is observing the  World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) from Wednesday, November 18-24, which World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance. Nick Crabb, programme director in NICE’s Science, Evidence and Analytics Directorate discusses important project he’s involved with to develop new models for the evaluation and purchase of antimicrobials. He writes that this year’s event has prompted him to reflect on a vital project he is involved with to develop and…

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The Mt. Machemba expedition, Pt. – Dr. Ken Lipenga

Once upon a time a man escaping civil war in Mozambique crossed into Malawi and found himself at Mahele Village at the western foot of Mt. Machemba, directly behind the mountain if you are at Migowi trading centre. It didn’t take long before people realized that the just arrived stranger was mentally unwell; but they still welcomed him in their midst, for he minded his own business and did no one no harm. But the man’s condition made it…

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MultiChoice introduces brand-new channel ‘HONEY’

Maravi Express MultiChoice — Africa’s most-loved storyteller — will on February 12, 2021 launch a brand-new Pan-African lifestyle channel on DStv channel 173 names HONEY. MultiChoice says HONEY, to be available for Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers, is part of its ongoing effort to enhance its customers’ viewing experience and delight them with additional content. MultiChoice says it is thrilled to bring this latest venture in African storytelling, saying HONEY is a bold, unscripted lifestyle TV channel for…

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