Thom Mpinganjira officially unveiled as president of Wanderers FC 2021 Limited

Mpinganjira with the certificate of incorporation and memorandum of agreement  * Presides over first full Board meeting on Friday * The company is set to rope in multiple sponsors and not just be branded by a particular corporate sponsor * As was the case in the past when the team trended as Yamaha Wanderers to MTL to Be Forward * We will set up multiple money-making ventures that will shall be sustainable By Duncan Mlanjira Thomas Mpinganjira was on…

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Malawi US Embassy temporarily suspends all visa applicants; Only humanitarian appointment

Maravi Express The US Embassy in Lilongwe has temporarily closed all visa applicants but those needing the service on humanitarian appointment requests shall be accepted to be processed by the US Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia. A statement from the Embassy said the humanitarian appointment applicants shall be expected to cover the travel cost to Lusaka. Its further said the humanitarian cases may include an immediate relative’s death, grave illness, or life-threatening accident taking place in the United States or…

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CHESSAM accuses Africa Chess Confederation president of inciting Mwale to rebel against decision to bar him from FIDE World Cup

ACC president Lewis Ncube at the centre of it all * As the FIDE Master files complaint to world chess governing body * Mwale was controversially barred from participating at the FIDE World Cup * ACC president Ncube accused of biased tendencies and unprofessional conduct By Duncan Mlanjira The controversy between Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) president Susan Namangale and FIDE Master Joseph Mwale is getting nastier as the association is accusing Africa Chess Confederation (ACC) president Lewis Ncube…

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CHESSAM demands Africa Chess Confederation to honour its K27.5m hotel bill for hosting 2021 African Individual Chess Championship

By Duncan Mlanjira Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) has written a strongly-worded letter to Africa Chess Confederation (ACC) to honour its K27,598,400 (US$30,000) bill it has with Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe for hosting 2021 African Individual Chess Championship last month. This follows the stand-off CHESSAM has between itself, ACC and FIDE Master Joseph Mwale over the player being dropped from participating at the FIDE World Cup in Sochi, Russia. The decision to bar him forced the player to…

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Nahsho in collabo with Barry One in Gospel single ‘Sagona Tulo’

* It is teaching Christians that the Almighty God never sleeps but watches all sins people commit * Renowned hip hop artist Barry One is of ‘Ulendo’ and ‘Chikondi Chathu’ fame By Duncan Mlanjira Ndirande-based gospel musician Nasho Nyirenda — trending in showbiz as Nahsho — has released a collabo single entitled  ‘Sagona Tulo’ with renowned hip hop performing artist, Barry One. ‘Sagona Tulo’ is a fusion of piano sounds and hip hop, that is teaching Christians that the…

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BBNaija Season 6 to premiere Saturday, July 24 with double launch shows

Maravi Express Malawian enthusiasts of TV reality shows are in for another treat as DStv will launch Big Brother Naija (BBNija) with a double show on Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25. The auditions for the Season 6 done from May have been concluded for Africa’s biggest reality TV show and the special double launch show will air from 20:00 CAT onDStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 with a simulcast-on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic…

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Universities join hands to create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 research plans

* NPC Director General Munthali implores on researchers to design projects in line with MW2063 * Top brains of the country are driving in the same direction as that of NPC’s MW2063 * Conference jointly organised by MUST; KUHeS; MUBAS * In collaboration with Future Africa Institute; University of Pretoria and Carnegie Corporation of New York, USA By Duncan Mlanjira National Planning Commission (NPC) Director General Dr. Thomas Munthali has applauded Malawi universities for joining hands to organise a…

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NICO Pension, NICO Capital incorporated into stand-alone NICO Group subsidiaries

* NICO Pension is to be delinked from NICO Life * NICO Capital has been hived off from Asset Managers * NICO Holdings Plc to increase its shareholding in Uganda * In 2021, the Group focus on positioning the company for growth By Duncan Mlanjira In its endeavour to continue providing relevant, affordable and innovative financial solutions to its customers, NICO Group has incorporated NICO Pension and NICO Capital into its stand-alone subsidiaries. NICO Pension is to be delinked…

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CDEDI accuses government of theft of public funds and deceit of highest order over Independence Day celebration expenses

CDEDI executive director, Sylvester Namiwa * As it queries government on FDH Bank account that drew over 238m in name of Chief Secretary to Government * Petitions to account for 2021 Independence Day celebration expenditure By Duncan Mlanjira Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has written a petition to Secretary to the President & Cabinet, Zangazanga Chikhosi accusing government of theft of public funds released for 2021 Independence Day celebrations expenses. CDEDI then calls on government to…

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Malawi Post Corporation invites staff for voluntary retrenchment; As it downsizes its staff for government to recapitalize

There are over 180 post offices across the country * Over 500 employees out of over 800 are redundant due to decline in mail volumes by 95% from year 2000 to 2020 By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Postal Corporation (MPC), that needs to downsize its staff if government is to recapitalize it for its reform strategy, is inviting applications from those interested to proceed on voluntary retrenchment. The staff that applies and meet all requirements shall be given severance allowances…

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