Concerned African organization jointly condemn ‘threats against independence of judges in Malawi’

By Duncan Mlanjira  Concerned African legal and civil rights organization have jointly issued a statement condemning what they have described as “threats against independence of judges in Malawi” following Friday’s notice issued by the Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara in announcing that the Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda should go on leave with immediate effect pending his retirement.  The petitioners — 42 in total — take cognizance that a similar communication has been issued in respect of another…

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World Vision calls for protection of children from exploitation as Malawi commemorates World Labour Day Against Child Labour

By John Saukira There are over 152 million children in child labour of one form or the other and 72 million of which are in what is considered as hazardous work.  This was disclosed by World Vision Malawi’s National Director, Hazel Nyathi on Friday as Malawi joined the global village in the commemoration of World Labour Day Against Child Labour. Nyathi defined child labour as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, which is…

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Ronaldinho describes his 60 days detention in Paraguay as been ‘hard’

By Tom Farmerly, Daily Mail Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has spoken of ’60 long days’ as he remains under house arrest in Paraguay while awaiting trial over forged documentation. The 40-year-old spent 32 days in a Paraguayan prison after he was arrested on March 5 for allegedly trying to enter the country on a fake passport. Since his release from jail in April, Ronaldinho has stayed at a hotel in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion with his brother, Roberto, who…

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Ghanaian footballer stuck at Mumbai Airport for 74 days; rescued by social media

kickgh.com Ghanaian footballer, who slept in an Indian airport for over two months during the country’s Coronavirus lockdown, has finally left the hub. Randy Juan Muller, who turned 23 this week, flew to India on November 7 last year for a six-month contract to play soccer for ORPC Sports Club in Kerala, south India. As the Coronavirus pandemic spread, Muller booked a flight home to Ghana for March 30. A week before the flight, he took a train to…

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George Floyd laid to rest amidst call for racial justice in America

www.freepressjournal Hundreds of teary-eyed mourners wearing attended the solemn funeral service of George Floyd, whose custodial killing led to widespread protests in the US and other countries against police brutality and racial injustice. Floyd, an African-American, was laid to rest on Tuesday as hymns played in the background and his friends and family shared personal stories about him and made impassioned pleas for racial justice in America. Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 when a white police officer…

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Cameroon’s 2017 AFCON winning coach resisted temptation to recall Eto’o from retirement

By Angu Lesley, kick442.com Former Cameroon coach, Hugo Henry Broos has revealed that he resisted the temptation to impress on Samuel Eto’o to come out of his retirement as he prepared for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Speaking in a recent interview with kick442.com, Hugo Broos — who arrived Cameroon in February 2016 two years after Eto’o had retired from international football — said by then the Indomitable’s all-time top scorer was still very productive with Turkish side, Antalyaspor. When the 68-year-old Belgian coach arrived in Cameroon for to prepare for the 2017, he set his…

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Former Ghanaian footballer claims fathering Man United’s Rashford

Ghanasoccernet.com A former Ghanaian footballer, Michael Boye Marquaye is claiming to be the biological father of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, insisting the England international has Ghanaian roots. The 65-year-old, based in the United Kingdom, claims he fathered the sensational Man United forward, who is — however— known to have been born to a Jamaican Joseph Rashford and Brit Melaine in Wythenshawe, Manchester in the UK. But Boye Marquaye has told Ghanaian radio station Starr FM that he is…

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Burundi President Nkurunziza dies of cardiac arrest

BBC & Al Jazeera Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was due to step down from the presidency this coming August has died, aged 55, after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell and his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, the government says. In 2015, the announcement that he would run for a third term plunged the country…

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Live football back on DStv, GOtv as three major European leagues resume

  By Duncan Mlanjira After the German Bundesliga resumed their league matches last month, three other major European leagues — the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga and the Italian Serie A are now set to follow suit. The English Premiership, which Malawians closely follow live through SuperSport on DStv and GOtv, will resume next week with two catch-up fixtures — Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United — on Wednesday, June 17. The next…

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The Sultanate of Oman’s frontline environmentalist Dr Manal urges proper disposal of COVID-19 medical waste

By Dr Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui In celebrating the World Environment Day, which falls on June 5, the Sultanate of Oman’s frontline community activist, cancer and COVID-19 warrior and environmentalist, Dr Manal Abdul Majeed Al Zadjali says there is huge medical waste generated all over the world every year and could be more hazardous because of COVID-19.  Dr Manal believes that waste management is an essential public service in the fight to beat COVID-19 and she referred to the UN…

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