Central Region Chess identifies its representatives for national championship

Champion CM Chinthere (left) By Duncan Mlanjira Two Candidate Masters (CM) Alfred Chinthere and Woman Fide Master (WFM) Linda Jambo were champions of the Central Region Chess League (CRCL) qualifiers for the end of the year national championship. The two-day rated regional qualiers were held over the weekend at Kamuzu Institute for Sports and from 7 rounds of 60min per player, CM Chinthere amassed 5.5 points from a possible 7. He won four games and drew three to Ernest…

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NBS Bank sponsors top golfer Chidale for pro tournaments in Uganda and Tanzania

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s top professional golfer, Paul Chidale has flown first to Uganda before connecting to Tanzania for pro tours, courtesy of NBS Bank — which has sponsored him with US$1,550 for air ticket and upkeep allowance. According to Malawi Professional Golfers Association (PGAMW), Chidale will first participate in final pro tour matches of the year in Kampala from December 3-6 at Uganda Golf Club that has on offer a lucrative prize purse of approximately US$50,000. This is…

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Nankhumwa denies relinquishing post of Leader of Opposition as reported by DPP spokesman BJ Mpinganjira

* “The claims are patently false and a shameful fabrication” * Nankhumwa confirms meeting Mutharika * “The discussions will continue in due course” By Duncan Mlanjira Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa has refuted a statement that was issued by the party’s spokesperson, Brown Mpinganjira that was purported that he has agreed to relinquish the position of Leader of Opposition and to respect the choice made by the party of Francis Kasaila. A statement from…

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Mulli’s National Bus Service rejuvenates BT-LL coach services; injects new state-of-the-art coaches

  By Duncan Mlanjira. National Bus Service, administered by Mulli Brothers’ business empire, has rejuvenated the Blantyre-Lilongwe coach service by injecting new state-of-the-art Marco Polo coaches. The coaches were officially launched on Saturday through a golf tournament the company sponsored at Blantyre Sports Club. Some of the participating golfers were transported from Lilongwe to Blantyre in two of the coaches that are equipped with uninterrupted wifi services, air conditioning, reclining seats, refrigerator, phone charging ports, high definition TVs, toilets…

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MACOHA strengthens participation of parents of children with disabilities with special skills to develop assistive devices

By Duncan Mlanjira MACOHA has just completed training parents and guardians of children with cerebral palsy disabilities in Chiradzulu, Mangochi and Phalombe in the production of assistive devices using appropriate paper technology using local resources. This is to further achieve its goal of empowering people with disabilities for them to actively participate and integrate in social economic development activities of their communities and country. Speaking at the end of the training, MACOHA’s executive director, Georgina Navicha said her organisation…

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NICO Life, NICO Pension spur better service delivery to customers by opening offices in Peace Building in Mzuzu

By Duncan Mlanjira In order to accommodate more customers and thus spur better service delivery to all customers, NICO Life and NICO Pension have opened their offices at Peace Building in Mzuzu. NICO Life Chief Executive Officer, Eric Chapola said they saw the need for the move following the growth of business in the Northern Region and guaranteed the customers of better services. He said their previous offices were in Mpico House but “with the ever-growing business here in…

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Name it Griffin Saenda Arena, not Griffin Saenda indoor netball court

Opinion by Duncan Mlanjira It’s sweet music to the ear that the new sports structure that government will construct in Lilongwe shall be named after the revered netball coach, Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda — who passed on on Thursday, November 26. At his funeral service held at Blantyre Youth Centre, where Saenda spent his professional life as Southern Region sports development officer and as the national netball team coach, Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama declared that the indoor netball facility…

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The best father, the best friend, the best mentor; Tributes pour in for late late Saenda

Tribute from netball legendary player Peace Chawinga (left with late Saenda) * Sadly missed but his life and achievements happily celebrated * He was a person who valued other people’s input even in team selection * What a great loss to the netball fraternity—Sports Minister By Duncan Mlanjira Following the death of iconic former national netball team coach, Griffin Saenda, current coach Peace Chawinga-Kalua — who is in South Africa with the Queens, said the former coach was “the best father,…

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Root and Tubers Food Festival opens tomorrow

By Our Reporter An inaugural roots and tubers crops food and products festival opens tomorrow by the Ministry of Agriculture and local and international partners in Lilongwe to exhibit and disseminate the potential and advances of roots and tubers value chains in Malawi. Minister of Agriculture Lobin Clarke Lowe will inaugurate the day long Root and Tuber Crops (RTC) Products and Food Festival on Saturday, 28th November 2020 Lilongwe City Mall’s Game Stores Car Park platform “The goal is…

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COVID-19: November 23-30 declared Africa Mask Week

* Continent urged to remain alert over COVID-19 into festive season By Duncan Mlanjira In order to encourage people to continue to wear a mask to halt the spread of COVID-19, November 23-30 has been set aside as Africa Mask Week in cognizance that mask-wearing is diminishing and this is threatening.  At the same time, as nearly 20 African countries have reported a 20% increase in new cases in the past one month — according to the World Health Organisation…

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