MultiChoice Talent Factory brings New York Film Academy Webinar Series to African viewers

  Maravi Express The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice’s flagship shared-value initiative, launched a virtual pop-up event The 20/20 Series on the MTF Portal www.multichoicetalentfactory.com in partnership with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Perfoming Arts (NFYA). Created and moderated by Liz Hinlein, NYFA’s creative director of filmmaking and cinematography, the web series brings to African filmmakers exclusively through the MTF Portal. A statement from MultiChoice says each of The 20/20 Series episodes features a conversation…

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English Premier League pick of the weekend; Chelsea vs Liverpool Sunday live on SuperSport

  Maravi Express The pick of the English Premier League matches this weekend is the fixture between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, September 20 to be broadcast live on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1 from 17:30 (CAT). Other matches viewers will be glued to are for Saturday, September 19 between Manchester United v Crystal Palace and Arsenal v West Ham United both live on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Maximo 1 from 18:30 and…

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Muslim Youth United donate starter packs to newly-born babies at Queens

By Duncan Mlanjira Muslim Youth United, a philanthropy arm of Muslims in Malawi, donated starter packs to over 50 mothers of newly-born babies they found on Wednesday at the nursery ward of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. MYU, which adopted Queens’ neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards under the name ‘We Care’, said they decided to donate the starter packs to the mothers of the newly-born babies at the Gogo Chatinkha Maternity wing’s nursery ward as an advocacy to women…

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CSOs ask Parliament on progress of ACB investigations on Mutharika

By Duncan Mlanjira Civil society Organisations (CSO) have sent a petition to Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara to summon the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Reyneck Matemba to clarify on certain matters of national importance that include how far the ACB gone in investigating the immediate past president, Peter Mutharika. In the petition — copied to the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament; Leader of Government, Richard Chimwendo Banda and Opposition Leader, Kondwani Nankhumwa — the CSOs want the ACB…

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CSOs petition Parliament to summon ACB Director to clarify on case involving dubious procurement of ambulances

By Duncan Mlanjira Civil society Organisations (CSO) have sent a petition to Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara to summon the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Reyneck Matemba to clarify on certain matters of national importance that are related to corruption that include the dubious procurement of ambulances by Ministry of Health. The petition — copied to the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament; Leader of Government, Richard Chimwendo Banda and Opposition Leader, Kondwani Nankhumwa — brings to the Speaker’s attention…

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HRDC asks Ministry of Lands to provide updates on dubious acquisition of land by high profile officials

By Duncan Mlanjira Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has written a petition to the Ministry of Lands to provide updates on dubious acquisition of land by high profile officials. The lands in question include Plots 1036 to 1040 in Limbe East (near Railways), which were alleged to have been corruptly awarded to an individual in Limbe and that Deed Plan No. 170/09 was allegedly forged. “We have also received allegations that a farm, located along the road after the bridge…

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MET department asks flood-prone communities to be on high alert as Malawi expects to receive good rainfall patterns

By Steven Mkweteza & Mayamiko Phiri The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) says the country has a high chance of receiving good rainfall pattern in the 2020/2012 rainfall season. The MET Department thus warns people living in flood-prone communities to be on high alert as there might be threats in extreme weather events such as floods and also pockets of prolonged dry spells. MET Department Director, Jolam Nkhokwe said this at a press briefing in Blantyre…

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People appalled at news that former minister Henry Mussa allegedly stole government computers

By Duncan Mlanjira The public is appalled and dumbfounded at the news of yesterday’s arrest of former cabinet minister Henry Mussa for allegedly stealing computers and gensets at the Ministry of Information. Mussa appeared in court this morning together with his accomplice, former director of information Gideon Munthali. National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera says the two were charged with theft by servant of at least 10 computers and two gensets, which were donated to the Ministry by Malawi Communications…

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Capital City Lions Club donates second set of PPEs; Ntchisi Hospital is recent beneficiary

By Ireen Kayira, MANA Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Ntchisi District Hospital worth K1.3 million to boost the hospitals response to COVID-19. This is LCCC’s second response to the fight against COVID-19 as they first donated such materials to Kabudula Community Hospital in Lilongwe. The Club’s president, Pierre Mbisa said most hospitals are facing challenges in securing necessary medical materials to assist them in the fight against the pandemic. “It is…

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Youths urged to embrace innovative business ideas through COVID-19 pandemic and life thereafter

By Chipambano Mbewe Students For Liberty (SFL) Malawi chapter, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that advocates liberty thinking amongst young entrepreneurs, is encouraging young minds in Malawi to start developing innovative business ideas to help them pass through COVID-19 pandemic and life thereafter. Students For Liberty is an international nonprofit organization with the mission to educate, develop and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty across the world. Just recently, the SFL Malawi chapter held an online conference to entice…

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