Russia should do what history failed, Peter Mutharika tells the Russia-Africa Economic Summit

Malawi President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika On Thursday 24th October 2019 addressed the Russia-Africa Economic Summit in Sochi; Russia. Speaking before fellow heads of states and government, President Mutharika said time has come for Russia to do what history has failed to do over the years, marking a new birth for African. Mutharika told delegates to the Russia-Africa summit that Africans deserve dignity and respect which has the been denied to them by some of its friends, who have…

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Airlink plane crash lands at Likoma Airport

By Duncan Mlanjira An Airlink Cessna C210 aircraft carrying 2 passengers from Lilongwe overshot the runway at Likoma Island at around 10:30am on Thursday but both passengers, Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) officials and the pilot did not sustain any serious injuries. A swift response in a form of a press statement from Airlink says the pilot was taken to the Likoma Island St. Peter’s Hospital for medical assessment after experiencing a minor head abrasion and has since been discharged….

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Russia-Africa summit: How Putin is challenging the US and China in new continental race

By David Brennan, Newsweek President Vladimir Putin has welcomed dozens of African leaders to a new summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, representing a significant milestone in Russia’s ongoing outreach project to the continent. At the two-day Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum Putin will be hoping to gain an edge on the other powers vying for influence and commercial opportunities in Africa, including the US and China. Africa has massive economic and political potential. Around 60 percent…

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APM holds private talks with with Russian leader Putin

By Jennifer Mpango Host for the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit, President Vladimir Putin, had private talks with African leaders including Malawi’s Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika ahead of the opening of the conference to discuss politics and business “worth billions of dollars”. President Mutharika met Putin at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi; Russia in the private meeting that lasted for 30 minutes.  President Mutharika is leading the Malawi delegation at the Russia-Africa summit  and the focus of…

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Malawi Law Society asks MCP, UTM to recognize Mutharika as President of the Republic for the moment

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Law Society (MLS) has asked Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party leaders to recognize and clearly inform their followers that, while the presidential election result remains subject of a challenge in Constitutional Cause No. 1 of 2019 at the High Court Lilongwe District Registry, President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika remains the President of the entire Republic.  MLS said this in a statement on the ‘state and the future of Constitutionalism and the rule of…

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Ace wildlife photographer Ismail Shariff predicts good times for Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

Ismail Shariff, who visited Kazakhstan for a conference on Snow Leopard recently, pours out his heart to Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui about the efforts needed to conserve wildlife on the planet earth. Hyderabad, the southern Indian city is not just popular for Charminar, Biryani, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and P. V Sindhu but Hyderabad is also famous for internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Ismail Shariff. In this candid conversation for The Maravi Express, Ismail Shariff exhibits his passion…

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President Peter Mutharika Attends the Official Opening Of The Russia-Africa Economic Summit Presided Over By President Putin

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika  on Monday, 21 October 2019 attended the official opening of the Russia-Africa Economic Summit taking place at the Olympic Park in Sochi , Russia. According to Kremlin advisor Yuri Ushakov , President Mutharika  joined other 42 heads of state  and governments. All  54 African states are in attendance either led by their leaders or representatives. Addressing the African leaders and business gurus at the opening of the Summit, President Putin said Russia currently…

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Just three years ago, Malawi did not have breast screening clinics against cancer

By Duncan Mlanjira Courtesy of the vigorous awareness campaign carried out by Breast Care Malawi over the past three years, the country now has breast cancer screening clinics situated at Chitawira Private Hospital and another at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Breast Care Malawi is a legally registered Non Profit Organisation limited by guarantee in the country, whose mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and awareness. And on…

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Former MUSCCO CEO late Kadzola described as national treasure

By Duncan Mlanjira Savings & Credit Cooperatives (SACCO) movement is now a thriving financial service provider and is making huge positive contributions to ordinary people’s economic lives and all this have been attributed to former chief executive officer for Malawi Union of Savings & Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO), late Sylvester Kadzola. He passed away last Friday October 18 after a long illness and buried on Sunday October 20 at his home village in Mponela, Dowa District. He has been described…

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Truck drivers threaten to close access road to Lilongwe at Mkhumbe

By Duncan Mlanjira A social media traffic update is alerting motorists that the M1 Road to Lilongwe might be closed on Wednesday to all traffic at GDC offices at Nkhumbe where truck drivers have parked their trucks on both sides of the road as a strike demanding pay rise. At this spot the drivers are forcing every passing truck to join in the striker and rumors and the reports on social media claim that even buses and minibuses will…

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