Minister Navicha calls for strengthened advocacy against GBV

  By Ireen Kayira, MANA Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Navicha has called for a strengthened advocacy against Gender Based Violence (GBV) as the country is commemorating 16 days of activism against GBV. This was said during a press briefing in Lilongwe during the official launch of 16 days of activism against GBV which is commemorated in the month of November. Navicha said there is need for Malawians to understand the negative effects of GBV,…

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Whenever women gain, everybody gains – President Kagame

  By Edmund Kagire, www.ktpress.com President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame says that whenever women are involved in the decision making processes and are fully empowered, the society gains more, pointing out that the fight for gender equality should be common sense for all. President Kagame made the remarks at the opening of the Global Gender Summit 2019 at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) on Monday, which was attended by more than 1, 000 delegates from across the continent and the globe,…

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Lack of disability friendly infrastructures a big challenge in schools

  By Andrew Mkonda, MANA Foundation for Community Support Service (FOCUS) says there is need for different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to team up and compliment government efforts of providing conducive education environment to children with physical disabilities in schools. FOCUS Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Kondwani Winga said the lack of disability friendly infrastructures in some schools in the country continue to remain a big challenge to children with physical disabilities.  Wings said this during supervision exercise the organisation conducted…

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Meteorological department asks public to stay in doors during thunderstorms

  By Chikondi Basikolo, MANA The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) says most areas across the country’s regions are expected to experience thunderstorm weather conditions and in such instances, the general public is advised to take precautionary measures such as staying indoors of strong concrete structures or vehicles until the thunderstorms clear. “This is to avoid being struck by lightning or being harmed by flying objects blown off from weak structures as gusty winds associated with…

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10 students drilled in advanced ICT by Huawei in China

  By Fostina Mkandawire, MANA The 10 students that traveled to China under Huawei sponsorship for a two-week Seeds for the Future training program, arrived back in the country on Sunday after undergoing training in latest technological advancements. Speaking on arrival at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, one of the students, Nighe Gwaza — who is studying computer Science at DMI St John the Baptist University — described the trip as insightful, saying at Huawei headquarters in China…

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SPARC Systems’ Wisely Phiri amongst guest speakers at Kagame’s newly-inaugurated top global university

  By Duncan Mlanjira Wisely Phiri, group managing director and founder of Malawi’s information and communications and technology (ICT) company, SPARC Systems Limited, will be amongst high profile professionals on Thursday, November 28, who will deliver public lectures at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) that has been built in Kigali, Rwanda and was inaugurated by President Paul Kagame last week. According to its website, CMU-Africa, established in 2011, is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with…

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Ernest Mtawali thrilled with Mpira Stadium inauguration match against fellow African football legend Samuel Eto’o

  By Duncan Mlanjira The country’s former football maestro, Ernest ‘Wire’ Mtawali, has described his involvement in FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s expected visit to Malawi as a great honour and a privilege to him as he will participate in the Mpira Stadium inauguration match on Wednesday in which he shall play against fellow African football legend, Samuel Eto’o Fils. Eto’o, who is special advisor to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad, is part of Infantino’s African tour…

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Southern Region Chess set for national qualifiers Saturday

  By Duncan Mlanjira Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) will identify it’s representatives for the national championship scheduled December 19-22 at Crossroads Hotel n Lilongwe through a 7 round swiss chess qualifiers to be held this weekend, November 30-December 1 at College of Medicine. The qualifiers have been categorised into two section, Open and Ladies from high 5 best players in each section that will represent SRCL in the national finals where players will compete for a place in…

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82-year-old female bodybuilder beats up man who broke into her home

  By Independent, UK “I’m alone, I’m old, but guess what, I’m tough”, says 82-year-old female bodybuilder Willie Murphy, who has beaten up a male intruder using a table, a broom and bottle of baby shampoo. Murphy was home alone getting ready for bed on Thursday night when a man began banging on her door asking for someone to call an ambulance. She refused to let him inside and instead called the police, but the man allegedly broke through the…

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Two Africans make it as world’s top 30 referees

  By Duncan Mlanjira Two African FIFA international referees, Sidi Alioum from Cameroon and Bakery Papa Gassama from Gambia, have been recognised as among the world’s top rer A report by www.kick442.com, Sidi is occupying the 17th position  followed by Gassama on 21st. The 37-year-old Sidi has officiated close to 80 matches in the international scene and was one of the centre refs during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals that took place in Egypt. The International Federation…

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