Canadian couple raising awareness for Malawian charity Women at Heart Foundation

By Duncan Mlanjira Five years after leaving Malawi on secondment at Malawi Union of Savings & Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO), a Canadian couple, Karen and Blair McBride still have fond memories of The Warm Heart of Africa and have maintained touch with those they were closer with. Whilst in the country, they assisted an ambitious work colleague, Jovitta Likishoni Sakwiya to realize her dream of setting up a charity, ‘Woman at Heart Foundation’, with an aim of helping orphaned and…

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High Court of Malawi finds Uladi Mussa and 4 others with case to answer on corruption

By Duncan Mlanjira The High Court in Lilongwe has found former Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa and four others David H. Kwanjana, Pascal Rwasa, Peter Katasha and Esili Kubwimana with case to answer on all the charges that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed. The case is that on 25th September, 2015, the ACB received a complaint alleging that on 14th May, 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to Rwandan nationals using a file…

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Long use of baby diapers not recommended

  By Duncan Mlanjira Middle East doctor Rajyashree Narayan Kutty has cautioned young mothers against using pampers for the babies all the time as this damages the testicles and lowers the sperm count when they grow up.  Rajyashree said this when delivering a special lecture — ‘Hakuna Matata; A Cancer Free Philosphy’, which was organized on the Pink Day by the Higher Institute of Health Specialties, Ministry of Health (MoH), Sultanate of Oman.  A private practicing doctor, Rajyashree has…

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MEC postpones Lilongwe South Constituency by-election due to growing insecurity and threats to its commissioners and staff

  By Duncan Mlanjira Due to growing insecurity and threats to its commissioners and staff, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has postponed the by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency set for November 5 until further notice.  In a press statement issued on Tuesday, MEC says the commissioners and staff that were deployed to work in the constituency were being intimidated since the launch of the official campaign period on October 19. “The Malawi Electoral Commission met on Tuesday, 29 October,…

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Malawi football needs to be re-engineered to grow to new heights — Mwenda

  By Duncan Mlanjira Aspirant for the post of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency, James Leonard Mwenda says the country’s football needs to be re-engineered to grow to new heights so that it becomes an industry that supports millions of people while contributing to Malawi’s national development strategies. Mwenda said this on Monday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe when he launched his manifesto for the December 14 FAM elective annual general meeting in Mangochi. “Football…

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Malawi football requires special attention for its growth and development — Mwenda

    By Duncan Mlanjira As the most followed sport in the country, Malawi football requires special attention for its growth and development, says James Leonard Mwenda, aspirant for the post of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency in his manifesto. Launched on Monday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Mwenda says his dream is to see football becoming an industry that effectively contributes to the efforts of government, development partners, non-state actors and the private sector…

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The Flames to win the AFCON by 2031 — Mwenda

  By Duncan Mlanjira James Leonard Mwenda, aspirant for the post of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency, says that he shall make sure the senior Malawi national football team should qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and that in 2031 they shall win the coveted for title. Mwenda said this in his manifesto launched on Monday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, saying by 2031 the Flames shall be a big force as it…

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Sunday’s Breast Care Ltd’s cancer awareness walk was also to raise funds for cancer victim

By Duncan Mlanjira The 5km breast cancer awareness walk, which Breast Care Malawi organised on Sunday, was also to help raise funds for a cervical cancer victim Sheila Watterson. Watterson also took part in the walk that started from Old Lucky Luciano near South End School along Chikwawa Road and headed past Catholic Institute (CI) to join Mahatma Gandhi Road all the way up to College of Medicine Sports Complex. There the route branched off into Mandala residential area…

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SADC warns on expected heat wave temperatures

  By Duncan Mlanjira Persistent temperatures in the range of 30oC to 35oC are expected in bulk of central Southern Africa  Development Community (SADC) in the next five days, says a statement issued by SADC Secretariat  on Monday, October 28. It says maximum temperatures reaching the heat wave thresholds are expected in central parts of SADC Region where it is expected to experience temperatures above 35oC over a consecutive period of three days and occasions where temperatures have a…

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MEC  sensitizes chiefs on the voter process

Erah Pinifolo, MEC Stringer The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has applauded the crucial role traditional leaders play in sensitizing their subjects on issues that affect and also work for them, hence saw the need to civic educate them on the voting process. MEC Commissioner Reverend Clifford Baloyi said this during a sensitization meeting with the traditional leaders in Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency where it is expected to hold by-elections on November 5. Commissioner Baloyi said they…

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