UK govt continued with 2013 Cashgate investigation on businessman Sattar long after ACB cleared him of wrongdoing

Sattar was not under any formal investigation by the ACB * Until the UK notified the Malawi government of its action to arrest Sattar, he was not under any formal investigation by the ACB * The British government had funded Baker Tilly’s forensic audit into Cashgate * Its report found that two Sattar-linked companies, Top Prima and Rummage Pace, were the biggest beneficiaries of Cashgate * They received K12 billion in payments for purported supplies to the Malawi Defense…

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MUST students win first prize in Southern African cybersecurity challenge

Tionge Mughogho, we have a feeling of pride for both our university and Malawi * The competition aims to offer students a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cybercrime * The win is actually a bonus as they joined the competition initially to expose the students to regional and global cyber security challenges * And build their confidence and expertise in the field—Allan Chongwe, lecturer and coach * Personally, I have been inspired to undertake more challenges…

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DPP accuses MCP of influencing PAC to impeach its chairperson Namalomba

PAC chairperson Shadrick Namalomba * The action by the MCP to censor and stifle dissent is a clear signal that we are slowly heading into dictatorship and a one-party state * The action by the MCP is nothing but political opportunism anchored on nothing but a misguided misunderstanding of how democracy works * Namalomba issued the statement not as his own but that representing the Party * His role and duty as the party’s mouthpiece are to draft, sign,…

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New solo Gospel artist Gertrude Malulu tests waters by releasing two tracks from album she is working on

* Album is ‘Ndikadzanka Kumwamba’  and tracks released are entitled ‘Banja Lokondwa’ and ‘I have a Longing’ By Duncan Mlanjira Having sang for a long time in Vineyard Family Choir, Gertrude Malulu has now decided to pursue her dreams as a solo artist and is working on a 10-track album which she plans to release early next year. She has now decided to release two tracks from the ‘Ndikadzanka Kumwamba’ album — entitled ‘Banja Lokondwa’ and ‘I have a…

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President Chakwera applauds Scorchers for their outstanding performance at the 2021 COSAFA

Chakwera with the Scorchers Fam.mw President Lazarus Chakwera has applauded Malawi national women’s football team, The Scorchers, for their outstanding performance when they managed — for the first time ever — to reach the final match of the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Championship. Chakwera hosted the Scorchers at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday afternoon following their heroic performance in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, saying the team have made the nation proud and has committed…

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Flames coach Mwase to seriously focus on remaining World Cup qualifiers to fine-tune for Cameroun AFCON

Coach Mwase By Duncan Mlanjira The Flames are out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying race after going down 1-2 to Côte d’Ivoire in Cotonou, Benin on Monday evening but coach Meck Mwase says he will take the remaining two qualifiers seriously to continue to fine-tune the team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in January in Cameroun. The Flames are drawn in Group B alongside Senegal, Guinea and fellow Confederation of Southern African Football…

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DStv premiering 3 more shows for month of October

Cast for Nurses Season 2 By Duncan Mlanjira As promised in their content showcase that more shows will be premiered on DStv this October, MultiChoice is set to premier of 3 shows — Vigil Season 1; Nurses Season 2 and Insecure. Vigil Season 1 began on Monday, October 11 on M-Net, Nurses Season 2 will be premiered from October 19 at 20:00 CAT on Universal and the highly anticipated final season of Insecure from October 25 at 22:00 CAT on…

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Karate Zen Malawi eyeing to resuscitate dormant karate sport

Don Bosco karate club  By Moses Nyirenda, MANA Blantyre-based karate school, Zen Malawi has organised a championship tournament set for November 7 at College of Medicine Sports Complex with an aim of promoting the sport that has been dormant in the country. In an interview on Tuesday, the championship’s coordinator, Sensei (instructor) Joseph Kawerama said “karate has been practised in the country for long time but not much has been done to nurture more talent or to expose those…

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FDH Bank launches ‘Go Konko’ promotion whose two grand prize winners to be sent to Cameroun AFCON

* Customers to maintain a balance of K50,000 in their FDH Bank savings accounts for one month * New clients to theirs at nearest FDH Bank Plc branch or Banki Pakhomo agent and keeping it for one month * Clients are also encouraged to be transacting on FDH Mobile Banking facilities for at least five times a month * As one way of observing CoVID-19 preventive measures on bill payments or buying airtime top up By Duncan Mlanjira Flames…

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Fuel price increase was inevitable—Kazako

By Moses Nyirenda, MANA Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako says government is concerned with the increase of fuel prices in the country but it was inevitable since this is the current global trend and the challenge had to be addressed that way. Kazako said this on Tuesday in Lilongwe at a media briefing which his Ministry jointly organized with Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA), saying government could not manage to control the fuel prices. “The fuel price hike is…

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