Reserve Bank rates Malawi’s ICT as fastest growing sector—ICTAM
By Duncan Mlanjira  At its 2019 EXPO in Lilongwe last month, Information, Communication and Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) said the Reserve Bank’s financial & economic review report for the fourth quarter of 2018, indicates that the country’s ICT is the fastest growing sector. At the EXPO’s opening day, which was graced by guest of honour, ICT Minister, Mark Botomani at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC), ICTAM president Bram Fudzulani said Malawi as a country is on the track...

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Malawi government adopts national Policy for ICT’s efficient and sustainable development
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi cannot effectively forge ahead with its development agenda without putting up an appropriate framework of information, communication and technology (ICT) to support and accelerate various national and sector initiatives and interventions at all levels of society. This was said by the Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Mark Botomani during the official opening of the successful two-day ICT EXPO conference held in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) last month. The Minister said Government...

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First of its kind; DJ and video maker establishes DJ Academy in Lilongwe
By Duncan Mlanjira Disco Jockey (DJ) and video maker SkappaDJ, (real name James Ibrahim) wants to take the entertainment trade to a new level by establishing a special academy in Lilongwe to train up-and-coming DJs in the country. Located at Upper Biwi Area opposite main market inside Tithandizane garage, Scappa DJ Academy is set to offer ‘one-on-one Dj'ing mixing and scratching lessons for beginners to advanced users’. On offer are digital Dj'ing, video Dj'ing, CD Dj'ing, iPAD Dj'ing, turntables...

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U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott celebrates the International Literacy Day
The U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott and the Secretary of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Justin Saidi joined with students, parents, and teachers to celebrate the International Literacy Day with an event to support the new campaign: “Let’s Join Hands To Read And Care For Books”/ “Tigwirane Manja Powerenga Ndi Kusamalira Mabuku.” In support of the National Reading Program, Ambassador Scott told the gathered participants: “All children deserve the opportunity to learn to read and engage with books....

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Mhuju Education Zone awards best learners in 2019 PSLCE results
Mhuju Education Zone in Rumphi has awarded learners and teachers that have performed well in the 2019 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Examination results. Rumphi District Education Manager (DEM), Macphine Mzumara, who presided over the awarding ceremony, said rewarding the best performing learners and teachers is one of the mechanisms his office has put in place to improve education standards in the district. “It is a fact that the quality of education is going down in the district compared...

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Lake of Stars sold out
Organisers of this year’s Lake of Stars scheduled for this weekend at Kachere Kastle in Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi say all the tickets to the festival have been sold. Head of Media at this year’s music festival Zilanie Godwe warned people who did not buy the tickets in advance since May that they should not dare to drive to the event because there will be no ticket sells at the gates. “There were limited tickets...

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Closing in on malaria with vaccination
Fainesi Maida (not real name) of Bereu Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Maseya’s area in Chikhwawa District never saw two of her three babies grow through to 11 months. She lost both to malaria; the first at six and the other at 10. Maida has since then been a desperate regular client of Bereu Health Centre with her third who is now seven months old. “I can dare you, no one knows the pain and emptiness of losing a...

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To Dubai for robotics
Five first year Polytechnic Engineering students have been selected to participate at the First Global Robotics Olympics competition from 24th to 27th October 2019, in Dubai. The students are; Nyasha Mpinda, Victor Njimapemba, Loreen Chiwaya, Sally Mwai Changaya and Patience Muhaliya. According to the team leader and mentor, lecturer in the Electronics and Computer engineering department Stanley Mbewe, this is an annual event where by engineering students from all over the world come together to compete on how they can...

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GGJDC urge political women aspirants not to give up
Governance Gender Justice and Development Center (GGJDC), one of the organizations that promote gender issues in the country has urged women who failed in the May 21 tripartite elections not to relent but contest  in 2024 elections. This was revealed during the meeting organized by GGJDC at Sanguya Lodge for Women Councilors in Lilongwe on Tuesday. GGJDC Programmes Officer, Grace Makuti said the event was organized to meet all women councilors who failed during the elections to discuss factors...

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Vuwa Kaunda decries wasted time
Minister of Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda Monday bemoaned that he lost precious time defending his 21 May, 2019 parliamentary election victory which Peoples Party’s (PP) candidate Ralph Mhone contested in court. Kaunda said since  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared him winner for Nkhata Bay Central Constituency, he has spent almost four months in and out of the Mzuzu High Court defending his seat from his challenger. Speaking after High Court Judge Thomson Ligowe sustained him as...

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