Access to credit remains one of the key challenges individuals and small companies face in Malawi

  By Duncan Mlanjira Access to credit, which can be a true lifeline for micro, small, or medium sized businesses, remains one of the key challenges that individuals and small companies face in Malawi. This was said by World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation’s Resident Representative for Malawi and Zambia, Madalo Minofu at the launch of the 2019 Credit Awareness Week graced by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Dalitso Kabambe, who is also the Registrar of Financial…

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Gabadinho’s Orlando Pirates announce German Josef Zinnbauer as new coach

By Marc Strydom, TimesLIVE Gabadinho’s Orlando Pirates have appointed a new head coach‚ 49-year-old German Josef Zinnbauer. Pirates made the announcement on their official website, saying their current caretaker-coach Rulani Mokwena will continue in that capacity until Zinnbauer’s work permit is concluded. “The 49-year old replaces ‘Micho’ Sredojević as head coach on a three seasons appointment.” Pirates’ chairman Irvin Khoza was quoted as saying: “It is a fine balancing act that goes beyond the all-important technical skills. A…

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Lions club donates assorted items to KCH

By Ireen Kayira, MANA  Lions Club District 412B has donated assorted items to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) paediatric cancer ward in Lilongwe worth K1.5 million to supplement the nutrition status of the ward. The club donated items like peanut butter, eggs, milk and sugar on Monday, December 9. Speaking with Malawi News Agency (MANA) during the presentation of the donation, Lions Club District Governor for Malawi and Mozambique (412B), Abraham George said the donation comes after the club conducted…

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South African crowned Miss Universe 2019

By Associated Press South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-year-old gender violence activist, said she was forced to abandon her studies for a year because of her family’s economic difficulties, but her modeling work allowed her to continue her education.  She studied public relations at Cape Peninsula University of…

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Malawi booted out of COSAFA U-20

By Cosafa.com Riding on the back of their success of the 2019 Under-17 COSAFA Championship which Football Association of Malawi  (FAM) hosted last October, Zambia beat Malawi 2-1 in their final Group A clash at Nkoloma Stadium on Monday to book their place in the semifinals of the 2019 COSAFA Under-20. Zambia, who last claimed the title in 2016, finish top of the group with a full haul of nine points even though they were made to sweat by…

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Habits of newly-married couples over sitting on car windows is a traffic offence

  By Duncan Mlanjira The habit by new-married couples over sitting on open car windows which is in motion in order to expose their happiness to the general public they pass by along the streets is a traffic offence and punishable by a fine of K5,000. This is highlighted in Malawi Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services list of all traffic offences motorists commit and their fines. It says driver or passenger allowing or permitting a portion of…

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Angolan Salvador joins Malawi’s Mwaungulu as joint top scorers at the COSAFA Under-20

  By Duncan Mlanjira Angola’s Ambrosini Salvador has joined Malawian star Patrick Mwaungulu as joint top scorers with three goals apiece after Day 2 of the COSAFA Under-20 championship taking place in Zambia. Mwaungulu scored all three through a hat-trick after beating Comoros 4-0 on Day 1 while Ambrosini scored two when Angola thrashed Seychelles 8-0 and added the third when beat Mozambique 1-0 in Group C. Other scorers for Malawi are Francisco Madinga, Chinsinsi Maonga and Lanjesi Nkhoma….

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Tributes pour in for famous international evangelist late Reinhard Bonnke

  By Duncan Mlanjira The famous international evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world for the past 60 years, has passed on peacefully on Saturday sorrounded by his family. Malawians remember Bonnke when he visited the country in the 1980s and 90s and have paid their kind tributes to the Evangelist, who revolutionize the way to preach. “Heaven has gained a gallant soldier of Christ,” said Ted Chauluka. “I remember in…

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Mpatamanga hydroelectric plant project to have special reservoir

  By Duncan Mlanjira Mpatamanga hydroelectric project, which will be constructed with a US$150m funding from the investment fund of the World Bank Group, IFC InfraVentures and the government of Malawi will differ from the hydro-power plants in Malawi, in that it will have a reservoir dam. According to constructionreviewonline.com, the reservoir shall allow Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) to store water and allow for the expansion of Kapichira hydroelectric plant. And it shall also facilitate the development of a…

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Meteorological department warns of Tropical Cyclone Belna in Mozambique affecting Malawi

  By Duncan Mlanjira Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says the Indian Ocean has developed Tropical Cyclone named Belna and that might have an affect on Malawi as it is expected to enhance rainfall activities in Central and Northern areas of the country and suppress rainfall activities over the South. A statement from the Department says the cyclone has developed in the Indian Ocean, to the north of Madagascar.  “As on Saturday 7th December 2019, Tropical Cyclone…

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