Flames drawn with Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Mozambique in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi national football team, the Flames have Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and neighbours Mozambique in a tough 2022 FIFA World Cup group qualifiers. Only five countries from Africa are expected to book themselves a ticket to the finals to be played in Qatar. Malawi qualified for the group stages after beating Botswana 1-0 on goal aggregate. There are now 40 teams in 10 groups and ten group winners advance to the third round in which they shall…

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Rab Processors partners with Councillor Lipikwe in tree planting initiative

  By Duncan Mlanjira Beverage producers Rab Processors have donated ThumbsUp juice and Vital bottled water as refreshment for the tree planting exercise which Limbe Central Ward Councillor Gerald Lipikwe has organised scheduled for Wednesday, January 29. The exercise is also being done in collaboration with a youth-led non-governmental organization named Bright Minds of Tomorrow Organization (BMTO). “We are the citizens in his Ward,” said Rab Processors Sales Officer Julio Naelo. So when he approached us we thought it’s…

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UK immigration will ‘put people before passports’ — PM Johnson tells African leaders

  Peter Walker, theguardian.com UK Prime Minister Hon. Boris Johnson has officially inaugurated the UK-Africa Investment Summit with a commitment to mobilise new, secure and substantial investment to create sustainable jobs, boost mutual prosperity, boost access to education, improve public services and give young people in Africa the opportunity to shape their own future. Malawi leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is among the African leaders invited to attend the summit which has brought together 21 African countries. Johnson promised…

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Two Jacaranda on life-changing entrepreneurship scholarship to the US

  By Duncan Mlanjira Jacaranda Secondary School has sent two of its 2017 Malawi School’s Certificate of Education (MSCE) graduates to the USA for a semester Accelerator Program at Watson Institute in Boulder, Colorado where they are expected to develop social entrepreneurship skills. Clement Kammwamba and Reuben Salima flew out to the US on Friday, January 17 on what has been described by Jacaranda as an incredible opportunity of high quality international education where they will learn skills that…

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4 child rights NGOs condemn satirical cartoon in Malawi News that seems to normalize defilement of a minor

  By Duncan Mlanjira Plan International Malawi, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages Malawi and World Vision, under the banner of Child Rights Now Network, have joined hands to condemn a satirical cartoon that appeared in Malawi News that they say seems to normalize defilement of a minor. In the Achalume cartoon, by popular cartoonist Haswell Kunyenje, published in the Malawi News edition of 28th December 2019-3rd January 2020, depicts an adult man suggesting to his colleague that he…

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Honouring Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya; His most memorable highlight was winning bronze medal at All African Games in 1987

By Duncan Mlanjira Former Nyasa Big Bullets international star, Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya says the most memorable highlights of his career was winning the bronze medal at All African Games in Kenya against Cameroon in 1987 as well as winning the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup against Zambia in Malawi in 1988. The former legend had not been heard local because he was in South Africa where he had been working as an auditor but now is back…

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Chidale finishes impressive 13th at second round Safari Tours in Nairobi

By Duncan Mlanjira An outstanding to performance from Paul Chidale saw him finish on 13th position during second round Safari Tours in Nairobi, Kenya and is amongst the top professional golfers going into the third round scheduled for January 25. In the first round, Chidale missing the cut at Thika Greens but he picked himself up and made the cut at the second tour which was played at Muthaiga Golf Club. “Paul had a very bad start round at…

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South African Airways puts Airbus A340 fleet up for sale

  By Joanna Bailey, simpleflying.com Cash strapped South African Airways has launched a new fundraising initiative and in a bold move, the airline is looking to sell off a number of its A340 aircraft as well as spare engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for those planes. What’s happened?: South African Airways has been in some financial difficulties for some time. Now, it seems the airline is looking for creative ways to dig itself out of its debt laden pit,…

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Build back better after Cyclone Idai in Malawi

  By Francis Thawani, WFP Seventy four-year-old Anne Moyo from Mwanaboya Village in Nsanje District escaped the rage of Cyclone Idai and the floods that followed and without her participation in the World Food Programme (WFP)-supported Tapulumuka small-scale irrigation scheme, she would join hundreds of affected people in her area that sought food assistance. “Before the floods happened, I grew onions. I sold them and got over 200,000 kwacha (USD 270) with which I bought iron sheets,” Anne, who…

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WFP remain committed on its quest to achieve Zero Hunger in 2020

  By Duncan Mlanjira World Food Programme (WFP) Malawi Country Director, Benoit Thiry says 2019 was a particularly challenging year for reaching their development goals with Cyclone Idai and Lean Seasons before and after the floods.  But going forward beginning 2020, Thiry says they remain committed on their quest to achieve Zero Hunger, and remain dedicated to collaborating with partners and establishing strong partnerships to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. “Thanks to the support of and…

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