South Africa: Man, 20, Charged With Murder of Ukzn Student Sinethemba Ndlovu
A man who was arrested in connection with the murder of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student Sinethemba Ndlovu is expected to apply for bail next week, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The accused appeared in the Msinga Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of murder. KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara told News24 that the case was postponed to October 2 for the bail application. She added that the State would oppose the accused's release on bail....

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First Lady visits World Vision in New York
New York, September 26, 2019: First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended World Vision for uplifting lives of Malawians through various programmes. Such programmes include health, agriculture, food security, education, economic development, child protection, water and sanitation. Mutharika said this on Thursday during her visit to World Vision offices in New York where she addressed the organisation’s executives. “My visit today is to appreciate your office and also convey my appreciation to various US sponsors who are contributing to Malawi’s...

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Mugabe’s body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial
The remains of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country's founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. The body was...

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Malawi’s Judge Mwale provides expertise to development of UN legal toolkit that that touches on mothers accused of crimes 
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s High Court Judge, Justice Fiona Mwale was amongst high profile judicial officers and other stakeholders at a meeting that took place at the Thailand Institute of Justice in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) early this month that reviewed and revised a toolkit that provides gender responsive alternatives to imprisoning mothers who serve prison sentences with their young children.   This is a common phenomenon all over the...

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2019 FISD Challenge Cup champions to receive K20 million prize money
By Duncan Mlanjira This year’s FISD Challenge Cup champions will cart home a cool K20 million as prize money, up from K16 million which last year’s winners, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers received. This was disclosed last week at Football Association of Malawi’s Mpira Village in Blantyre by the sponsors’ Chief External Operations Affairs Manager, Jack Kujaliwa, who added that the runners-up will receive K7 million with K2 million each going to the losing semifinalists. There is also a starter...

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Professionals should be key ingredient in the equation of development in Malawi and Africa in general — Justice Ntaba
By Duncan Mlanjira In her key note address at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Malawi (ICAM) conference at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort in Mangochi on Thursday evening, guest of honour High Court Judge Justice Zione Ntaba said professionalism should not only be evidenced through academic and professional papers but the output they can provide as a result of such glorious qualifications. “It is imperative that professionals should be the key ingredient in...

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Lumumba implores South Africans to live in harmony with the rest of Africa
By Duncan Mlanjira  Staunch Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba from Kenya condemns the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa and pleaded with them to live in harmony with the foreign nationals in their country, saying Africa is one and each and every country should depend on each other. Lumumba said this at the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) annual conference on Saturday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort where he was a guest speaker, saying...

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Malawi’s Institute of Accountants ushers in new office bearers
By Duncan Mlanjira  Four members were elected into the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) Council during its elective annual general meeting and conference held on Friday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort in the lakeshore district of Mangochi. The post of president was maintained by Joel Mwenelupembe as well as that of non-practising vice-president Phyles Kachingwe. Stephenson Kamphasa replaced David Mhango as a practising member and the other are Moffat Ngalande, Victoria Munkhondya and Madalo Mwenelupembe. Dalitso...

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Several multinational companies under investigation in Malawi; suspected of externalizing agricultural produce by under-declaring sale of prices
By Duncan Mlanjira At a Financial Services Lawyers conference at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on Monday, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Dr. Grant Kabango disclosed that several multinational companies are under investigation under the suspicion of externalizing agricultural produce and products by under-declaring the sale of prices. He said the companies are concealing a goal amount of foreign currency expected to be received by the country. “By extension, the rest of the funds are being retained...

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2019 Malawi Warm Heart Pro Tour set for November
By Duncan Mlanjira Professional Golfers Association in Malawi (PGAMW) has set November 14-16 as the dates for its second edition of its flagship golf tournament, the Malawi Warm Heart Pro Tour that attracts foreign participation. In a press statement PGAMW president Patridge Shycal is since appealing for co-sponsorship from respective corporate companies Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local and international NGOs as this falls under marketing the country’s tourism. “We guarantee our prospective partners or sponsors’ visibility and value for...

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