Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee to film C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria NGO Cultural Festival

By Duncan Mlanjira Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee is in the country to among others, film performing artist C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children’s ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Sangala said Lee contacted him after she saw a poster on social media of the festival and the online appeal to well wishers for funding for…

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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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Chechamba, Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe et al set to perform at CODE Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival

By Duncan Mlanjira Performing artist, CODE Sangala, who manages a charity NGO named Music Against Malaria, has organised a Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children’s ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Veteran musician Wendham Chechamba, who makes rare public appearances will be amongst the performers that include Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe, Chichiri Cultural Troupe, Eunice, Goma Nyondo, J’Acoustic, Kefasi, Felix…

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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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Malawi Builders Network forms housing investment cooperative company

By Duncan Mlanjira A new cooperative organization that was formed by Malawians living in the diaspora by a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and those interested in building and infrastructure development and general development of Malawi, has hit the ground running in just a year since it got registered. Named the Housing Investment and Development Cooperative Society Ltd (HIDCO), it currently has a total assets portfolio of almost K20 million, most of it collected in the last six months, as…

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TNM CEO inspires youths to go for digital financial services

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi has enormous potential to grow its digital economy as more people are shifting their habits towards Internet and consumption of digital financial service, TNM Chief Executive Officer Michiel Buitelaar told students of Catholic University where he delivered a public lecture. Entitled ‘Marketing = Science’, the lecture outlined the fundamentals of digital marketing in the context of Malawi’s economic environment. “While Internet usage in this country is still relatively low, most Malawians are not different as…

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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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Multiple airlines in South Africa forced to ground aircraft

  By simplerlying.com  Regulators in South Africa have forced some carriers in the region to ground parts of their fleet. The move has come after an audit conducted by maintenance firm South African Airways Technical. Two of the carriers that have been impacted by the order are South African Airways (SAA) and Comair. Flight Global reports air that the regulators took action on the firms after irregular findings. In response, South African Airways has been preparing to operate an…

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