Middle East journalist praises story on breast cancer by Maravi Express; contributes own article

By Jennifer Mpango After reading a story on Maravi Express about the Breast Cancer Awareness Carnival being organised by Breast Care Ltd on October 27, journalist Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui based in the Middle East, has praised the way the story was handled. “I regularly follow The Maravi Express I particularly like the variety of coverage and pages like Health,” said Mohiuddin Siddiqui, who is a felicitated senior journalist, political analyst and columnist based in Oman. “The report…

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Zambia becomes second team to lift the COSAFA Under-17 twice

By COSAFA Media Group Zambia became the second country, after South Africa, to lift the men’s Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Under-17 Championship after a 2-0 victory over Mozambique in Sunday’s final played at the Mpira Stadium in Blantyre. They first won the gold medal in 2017 and Sunday’s match was also as deserved as they proved the most complete on the squads on display. Zambia scored 20 goals in their five games at the tournament, an…

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Tanzania 🇹🇿 first to qualify African Nations Championship

By CAFonline Tanzanian 🇹🇿 football seems to be on the rise as they were the first team to reach the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) for their second appearance just a few months after also making their second participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. They shocked hosts Sudan 🇸🇩 2-1 at El Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman on Friday night taking advantage of the away goals’ rule with the aggregate score tied at 2-2, after Sudan 🇸🇩 had…

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Malawi makes history by hosting world’s female pilots conference

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi has made history by being the first African country to ever host the high profile world conference for female pilots, named The Ninety-Nines (The 99s). This year, this international organisation for women pilots is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. In between their conference, the delegates have been on an excursion trip to the Mulanje Mountain and to Thyolo at Makandi Tea Estate and factory done on Friday, a day after their arrival. The pilots have since…

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West African countries choose new single trade currency

By Aisha Salaudeen, CNN As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the name ‘ECO’ for a planned single to be used in the region. The 15 member group announced at the end of an ECOWAS summit in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital recently. Six member countries, including Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana, could be swapping their currencies for the new one – the ECO. Eight…

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Families of former death-row inmates to share their stories as Malawi joins the observation of World Day Against the Death Penalty

  By Duncan Mlanjira A number of activities have been organised by Malawian capital punishment campaigners, Reprieve in observing the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty scheduled for Zomba Prison where children and families of former death-row inmates, as well as former death-row inmates themselves will share their stories. Celebrated under the theme, ‘Children, Unseen Victims’, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, observer on October 10, every year with a sole purpose of campaigning for the complete…

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IPID probes shooting of two cops suspected of KwaZulu-Natal post office robbery

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) launched an investigation into the shooting of two KwaZulu-Natal police officers who were accused of robbing a post office. “IPID are currently at the scene. This is a developing story. Nobody is arrested (sic),” IPID spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said on Thursday. According to police, the officers – a male sergeant and female constable – were spotted by a team that included the Hawks, National Intervention Unit and others while conducting operations in the…

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Britain ‘may well’ leave EU with no-deal, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

The health secretary tells Sky News “we’ve got to get Brexit done” as the Conservative Party conference began in Manchester. Britain “may well” leave the EU without a deal, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News. He insisted “we’ve got to get Brexit done” on 31 October, repeating the Conservatives’ key message at the start of their party conference in Manchester. The cabinet minister admitted changing his mind on the scenario, having previously said when he was running…

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Cause of Robert Mugabe death revealed

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective, before he died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. Hinting on the possible cause of Mugabe’s death for the first time, Mnangagwa said he intended to visit the former leader in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment, after the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad), which was held in Yokohama, Japan, last month. Mnangagwa said this…

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World Bank Approves $57 Million Equivalent in Support of Mozambique and Malawi Regional Interconnector Project

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019— The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total of $57 million equivalent for the Mozambique-Malawi Regional Interconnector Project. The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Of this amount, Mozambique will receive $42 million equivalent as an International Development Association (IDA) grant. Malawi will receive a $15 million…

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