Polytechnic management appeals for public intervention

  By Duncan Mlanjira Management of the Polytechic in Blantyre is asking the public to contribute towards raising K146 million to go towards the rehabilitation of the 28-bed Nyika hostel block that was gutted by fire on November 26. The fire, that started after students had rioted when demonstrating against rampant theft at the campus being perpetrated by outsiders, completely destroyed the top floor of one wing of the the building and rendered the whole hostel inhabitable for the…

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Chanco Students Union bemoans discriminatory behavior of law students towards other students

  By Duncan Mlanjira Chancellor Students Union (SUCC) have condemned the discriminatory behalf of the Faculty of Law students in which they allegedly undermine students from other faculties through verbal utterances. A statement from SUCC issued on Friday says this has come to the fore following the fire that gutted the faculty of law buildings when the law students tried to restrict the rest of the community, including SUCC executive members from entering the building to help put out…

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Ntcheu police arrest students over riots

  Police in Ntcheu have arrested three students for malicious damage of property at Bilira Community Day Secondary School in the district. Ntcheu police deputy spokesperson, Sub-inspector Rabecca Kwisongole said the three students (names withheld because they are minors) are suspected to be ring leaders of riots that happened at the school on December 1 which led to vandalism of properties at the institution. “The students are suspected to have organized riots which led to vandalism of school properties…

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Mzimba to benefit from improved HIV/Aids service delivery

  By Enalla Mnyenyembe, MANA Mzimba is one of the five districts in the county to benefit from a project aimed at strengthening the delivery, coordination and monitoring of HIVAids services through faith based institutions. In an interview on Friday on the sidelines of a meeting with stakeholders in Mzuzu City, Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) monitoring and evaluation officer, Gift Werekhwe said the project would involve identifying men and boys for HIV testing as well as  protecting…

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MCP reinstates suspended members who contested as independent candidates

  By Duncan Mlanjira Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has reinstated some of their members who were suspended prior to the May 21 tripartite elections after they declared to run as independent candidates. Prior to the elections, some of the members were not happy with the way the party’s primaries were conducted and they decided to run as independents but according to MCP’s regulations and practices, such members get suspended. A memo from the party’s secretary general Eisenhower…

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Navicha laments social stereotyping

Minister of Gender, Women and Disability Mary Navicha was on 6th of November 2019 in Ulongwe in Balaka District where she was Guest of Honour at the 16 Days Gender Violence against Women Campaign. The minister said social stereotyping and violence at both domestic and societal levels are some of the other manifestations that have retarded our fight against poverty. ” since women comprise the majority of the population that is below the poverty line and are in abject…

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Burkina Faso great Jonathan Pitroipa retires from international football

  By www.ghanasoccernet.com Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitroipa has called it quit in his incredible international football career after over a decade with the Stallions. After making his debut for Burkina Faso in 2006, Pitroipa has gone ahead to feature at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 editions of the African Cup of Nations, scoring two goals in the 2013 tournament as Burkina Faso ended as runners-up. He also emerged as the Player of the Tournament in the…

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South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, South Africa and Eswatini make solid start to COSAFA Under-20 Championship

  By Cosafa Media South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Angola, Malawi opened their 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under-20 Championship campaign with a resounding wins. Hosts Zambia beat Botswana 5-0 in Group A on a day that contained plenty of goals at the Nkoloma Stadium on Wednesday. Seventeen were scored in the three games played, as Angola trounced Seychelles 8-0 and Malawi were too powerful for Comoros Islands as they recorded a 4-0 success. Patrick Mwaungulu scored a hat-trick for Malawi in…

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Pastor arrested for stealing motorcycle

By Dyna Mtalimanja Banda, MANA Dowa Police is keeping in custody Chikondi Mwancheka, 38, who is Pastor for Assemblies of God Church in Dowa for allegedly stealing a motorcycle through trickery. It is alleged that on November 11, 2019, Mwancheka tricked Siliyeni Gilbert, 25, of Chipezayani Village, in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiwere in Dowa into lending him a motorcycle, which he instead stole. According to Dowa Police Station public relations officer, Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha, the…

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Malawi to hold first-ever beautiful African fashion show

  By Harris Chimatiro, MANA Lilongwe Angeles Modeling Agency will on December 14, 2019 hold the first Beautiful African Fashion Show at Gemini House in Lilongwe, which has been organized to promote Malawian fashion industry. Speaking to Malawi News Agency, the Agency’s executive director, Chris Daka said the objective of the show is also to promote and put local designers and models on the map. “It is also designed to define an inclusive definition of the true cosmopolitan lifestyle…

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