Mugabe’s nephew kicked out of farm by minister

  By Mary Taruvinga, New Zimbabwe One of late President Robert Mugabe’s nephews, Robert Zhuwao has been given orders by Lands Minister Perrance Shiri to vacate his 232 hectares farm in Zvimba district, Mashonaland West. Zhuwao is brother to exiled former cabinet minister, Patrick Zhuwao. His mother, the late Sabina Mugabe was younger sister to Mugabe. In his court papers filed at the High Court in Harare this week, Zhuwao claims he was offered the farm under the government’s…

Read More

Posted in International, News Comments Off on Mugabe’s nephew kicked out of farm by minister
South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal Cup over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara

  By Jerry Chifamba, allAfrica.com  South African Football Association (SAFA) has decided to withdraw the national team from the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations to be hosted in Morocco after “Morocco insisted on hosting the tournament in Laayoune which is in disputed Western Sahara.” In a series of tweets, SAFA said it supported the stance taken by its government by displaying their solidarity with the Sahrawi in withdrawing from the tournament to increase pressure on Morocco to grant…

Read More

Posted in International, News, Sports Comments Off on South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal Cup over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara
Malawi-China ties grow ever stronger

    By Xinhua Walking or driving in the main cities of Malawi, one would notice how these cities have changed significantly in terms of infrastructure and other aspects of development. For the past 12 years, Malawians have witnessed the emergence of world-class infrastructure such as high-quality roads, public stadiums, five-star hotels, mentioning but a few. These achievements, on the one hand, can be attributed to the hard efforts of Malawians. On the other, they are also due to…

Read More

CADECOM takes Inclusive Education to another level with fresh campaign on antenatal clinic attendance

  By Duncan Mlanjira Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) has taken its Inclusive Education programme which it initiated in rural areas to another level by encouraging expectant mothers to conscientiously attend antenatal clinic sessions. This is one way the parents can avoid bearing children with disabilities because antenatal clinic sessions advises expectant mothers many ways on how to live a healthy life, among other things, through eating proper balanced diets.  Inclusive Education is an academic programme aimed at integrating children…

Read More

Posted in Education, Health, National, News Comments Off on CADECOM takes Inclusive Education to another level with fresh campaign on antenatal clinic attendance
Chinese-Malawi cultural exchanges fosters diplomatic partnership that exists between the two countries

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Chinese Embassy organised a colourful and mesmerising celebration of its Chinese New Year held at Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) in Thyolo on Tuesday, January 14 where Deputy Ambassador Wang Xiusheng said this tradition fosters the continued diplomatic partnership that exists between Malawi and China. Xiusheng said they decided to hold the event at MUST as opposed to having it in the Capital City in Lilongwe or Mzuzu as was being done…

Read More

Posted in Entertainment, National, News Comments Off on Chinese-Malawi cultural exchanges fosters diplomatic partnership that exists between the two countries
Kenya hit by widespread swarms of desert swarm; threaten food security

  By Reuters & The Nation Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land, its Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri said. The locusts began crossing into Kenya around December 28, initially destroying pastures in semi-arid counties mainly occupied by herder communities. They have since spread to the counties of Garissa, Isiolo and Samburu to the south and west, Kiunjuri said. “We recognise that the…

Read More

Posted in International, News Comments Off on Kenya hit by widespread swarms of desert swarm; threaten food security
Kabwila still in custody; bail application ruling expected on Tuesday January 14

  By John Saukira Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Syreen Yona Chirwa has reserved bail ruling for Jessie Kabwila untill tomorrow, January 14 at 9am. Kabwila is answering charges of inciting violence as well as insulting judges. During the hearing the State objected to the bail, saying once given bail Kabwila will continue committing crimes and they requested for protective custody. But Kabwila’s lawyer Khwima Ucizi agued that Kabwila has not yet committed any crime. Kabwila was arrested on Saturday night…

Read More

Posted in National, News, Politics Comments Off on Kabwila still in custody; bail application ruling expected on Tuesday January 14
Rab Processors partners with stakeholders in raising awareness of plight of Bullets Veterans

  By Duncan Mlanjira Rab Processors has partnered with Southern Region football administrators and journalists in their quest to raise awareness of the plight of former Nyasa Big Bullets players, some of whom are struggling with life and cannot fend for themselves. Rab Processors’ Marketing Manager Anthony Kafuwa said considering the cause that is being done by the veterans themselves by joining hands in solidarity, they felt the association needed some start-up and has since donated K250,000 to the…

Read More

Posted in News, Sports Comments Off on Rab Processors partners with stakeholders in raising awareness of plight of Bullets Veterans
77% of Americans surveyed can’t find Iran on a world map

    By James Crowley, Newsweek A new poll by Morning Consult and Politico showed that 77 percent of registered voters could not accurately locate Iran on a world map. The poll asked 1,995 registered voters to locate Iran on both a global map and a zoomed in map of the Middle East.  While more people were able to properly locate Iran on a map of the Middle East when the area was enlarged, the number of correct responses…

Read More

Posted in International, News Comments Off on 77% of Americans surveyed can’t find Iran on a world map
MISA Malawi condemns assault of journalist by Chitipa protesters

  By Duncan Mlanjira Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter condemn in the strongest manner possible the assault of Tuntufye Radio journalist, Patricia Kayuni by protesters in Chitipa district that took place on Friday, January 10. In a statement issued by MISA Malawi chairperson Teresa Ndanga, says Kayuni was assaulted for allegedly taking pictures of the demonstrations near Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) offices in the district.  “The protesters beat up Kayuni, tried to undress her and broke…

Read More

Posted in National, News Comments Off on MISA Malawi condemns assault of journalist by Chitipa protesters