Over K5 million raised from Old Mutual Run 4 Reforestation half marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira The second edition of the Run 4 Reforestation half marathon held on September 7 in aid of raising funds towards tree planting and conservation of Zomba Plateau, raised K5,128,450 and identified two athletes to participate at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon in South Africa on an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of Old Mutual. Held along the trails of Zomba Plateau itself, the race attracted a total of  390, both local and international. The main 21km had 54…

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MEC calls on parties to submit names of monitors for November 5 by-elections

By Duncan Mlanjira In preparation for the November 5 by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency and Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is requesting all political parties, aspiring candidates and civil society organizations to submit names of their monitors and observers to the respective MEC district offices. A communique signed by MEC’s Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika, says names of the aspirants should be submitted using form REG.014 which can be obtained from the…

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Malawi College of Medicine Professor Muula lodges complaint to Police IG over teargassing hospital

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi College of Medicine lecturer, Professor Adamson S. Muula has lodged a complaint to Malawi Police Service Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa over his officers overzealous action of dispersing demonstrators by teargas those that had fled into the compound of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Hospital (QECH) on Tuesday September 24. The police action greatly affected the referral hospital’s patients, staff and guardians and Professor Muula says he is requesting that such adventurous actions by some police officers…

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Government pledges to work with the Church

The government has pledged to work with the Church and development partners to ensure promotion of quality education for nurses, midwives and other medical practitioners to achieve quality health services delivery. Vice President Everton Chimulirenji made the statement at St Luke’s Nursing and Midwifery College in Zomba Thursday during the graduation ceremony of 176 nurses and midwifery technicians. “We further commit our government to work with the Church for the betterment of Malawians,” Chimulirenji said. The vice president acknowledged…

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Cause of Robert Mugabe death revealed

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective, before he died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. Hinting on the possible cause of Mugabe’s death for the first time, Mnangagwa said he intended to visit the former leader in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment, after the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad), which was held in Yokohama, Japan, last month. Mnangagwa said this…

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Rab Processors partners with 2019 Blantyre City Marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira Rab Processors, have partnered with organizers of the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon scheduled for October 13 in which the company shall provide 1,000 bottles of Vital Premium purified still water in 500ml bottles. Rab Processors are also sponsors of the Southern Region Football League through their juice brand, ThumbsUp, as well providing training and match day with Vital Premium purified still water for the Malawi national football team. “We are a company so concerned with society’s…

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World Bank Approves $57 Million Equivalent in Support of Mozambique and Malawi Regional Interconnector Project

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019— The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total of $57 million equivalent for the Mozambique-Malawi Regional Interconnector Project. The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Of this amount, Mozambique will receive $42 million equivalent as an International Development Association (IDA) grant. Malawi will receive a $15 million…

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South Africa: Man, 20, Charged With Murder of Ukzn Student Sinethemba Ndlovu

A man who was arrested in connection with the murder of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student Sinethemba Ndlovu is expected to apply for bail next week, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The accused appeared in the Msinga Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of murder. KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara told News24 that the case was postponed to October 2 for the bail application. She added that the State would oppose the accused’s release on bail….

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First Lady visits World Vision in New York

New York, September 26, 2019: First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended World Vision for uplifting lives of Malawians through various programmes. Such programmes include health, agriculture, food security, education, economic development, child protection, water and sanitation. Mutharika said this on Thursday during her visit to World Vision offices in New York where she addressed the organisation’s executives. “My visit today is to appreciate your office and also convey my appreciation to various US sponsors who are contributing to Malawi’s…

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Mugabe’s body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

The remains of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country’s founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. The body was…

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