Civil servant-turned farmer Lot Dzonzi believes one can never go wrong in growing food

  By Duncan Mlanjira In his quest to properly enjoy his retirement after 32 years of government service, 28 years of which as a law enforcement officer and 4 years as a diplomat, former Inspector General of Police, Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi has concentrated on one of his passions — farming. Dzonzi, who has concentrated on growing food, says one can never go wrong with horticulture, saying there are 17 million mouths to feed in this country. “If daring,…

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A group of Malawian generation of the 1970s organising fun train ride for Limbe to Balaka

    By Duncan Mlanjira A group of Malawians who were born in the 1970s, calling themselves Oldies Connection 70s on a Facebook profile that started in September this year, is organising a fun train ride from Limbe to Balaka on November 30 as a reminisce of the good old days when the country used to have such fun events ahead of Christmas. According to one of the organisers, Harold Bema, the idea was mooted during one of their…

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Untapped potential on South American herbaceous plant Quinoa which is favourable on Malawian soils

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian farmer, Kingsley Gwaza is amongst Lilongwe-based farmers who growing Quinoa, a herbaceous annual plant that originated from South America and is favourable on Malawian soils. Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods as it’s gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and…

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Malawi Council of Churches asks government not to dictate to the them over faith-based dress code

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Council of Churches Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) has asked the government not to dictate to them on what to do following the statement from the Ministry of Education that said no child should be excluded from school for dressing according to their religious rights unless the type of dress offends public morality or school discipline. The communique from the Ministry’s Secretary for Education, Science and Technology,…

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MDF shoots dead soldier who killed two fellow soldiers

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Defence Force (MDF) managed to track down shoot dead Corporal Robert Banya, the fugitive soldier who is reported to have shot dead his fellow soldiers at Tsangano in Ntcheu when they tried to dissuade him from shooting his former lover, another MDF female soldier. Reports say Banya fled to Ntcheu Boma and as the MDF mounted a manhunt locals, who had identified him alerted the Military Police ho were spotted at the Boma. “Upon…

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Revered journalist Chinyeke Tembo is resting in peace but Malawians still fondly remember him

  By Duncan Mlanjira A post on Facebook posted by Davies Saddo, the man who had close contact with one of the best Malawian journalist, late Chinyeke Tembo, attracted an avalanche of responses in which all revered this professional, who made a difference in the country’s media in the short span he was in the industry. Saddo posted Chinyeke’s picture as an eulogy, saying: “Don’t mind if he looks strange to you, youngsters. But he was one of the…

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Woman arrested at KIA found with illicit drug Apomorphine

  By Duncan Mlanjira Police at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) have arrested Agatha Sibongire Maseko for allegedly being found in possession of 9.4 kgs of an illicit drug called Apomorphine while attempting to pass through a police X-ray machine on her way to board a Kenyan Airways plane on Saturday, November 9. Airport Police Public Relations Officer, Sub-Inspector Saplain Chitonde, says the Lilongwe-based cosmetics business lady entered into the departure lounge with her bags ready to pass through security…

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Two MDF soldiers reported shot dead by fellow soldier

By Duncan Mlanjira Two Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers are reported to have been shot dead by a fellow soldier, Corporal Robert Banya when they tried to dissuade him from shooting his former lover, another MDF female soldier. The news, that has gone viral on social media and also reported by Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) online as breaking news, says the incident happened at Tsangano in Ntcheu where MDF soldiers are constructing the Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza road.  According to ZBS Online,…

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People condemn habits of newly-married couples over sitting on car windows

  By Duncan Mlanjira People are asking the authorities to ban the habit of new-married couples over sitting on open car windows which is in motion in order to expose their happiness to the general public they pass by along the streets. A concerned citizen, Saulosi Kachitsa posted on Facebook on Saturday morning that he had just witnessed a newly married bride, in her elegant wedding dress, falling off from a moving BMW door window near Kamuzu Central Hospital…

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MBS lifts ban on tartrazine found in SOBO Orange Squash

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has lifted the ban on the use of food additive tartrazine that was being used by Castel Malawi in the production of the most popular drink SOBO Orange Squash that was pulled off the market. When it was discovered last year that Castel was using tartrazine additive in the production of SOBO Orange Squash, MBS ordered the company to stop the practice, which Castel complied though it explained that use…

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