Pressure on leaders Bullets

Silver Strikers and Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday registered wins in TNM Super League to pile pressure on leaders Nyasa Bullets who face Kamuzu Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this afternoon. Wanderers, who were eyeing the second position, mercilessly walloped opponents from Malawi Police Service headquarters in Area 30, Lilongwe, 3-0 in a lively…

Tourism month rolls into action

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism yesterday rolled out the 2018 National Tourism Month, at a time tourism contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to rise to 7.7 percent this year. The National Tourism Month leads to this year’s World Tourism Day, which falls on September 27 and will be commemorated under…

RVG names final squad

Malawi national football team coach Ronny Van Geneugden has named his final squad to face Morocco next Saturday in 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Rabat, Morocco. Foreign-based players captain Limbikani Mzava, Gerald Phiri Jnr, John Banda, Jabulani Linje, Richard Mbulu, Gabadinho Mhango and Frank Banda are expected to join the camp Monday…

Tobacco: A deadly business

Children in poor families work the fields in Malawi, impacting schooling, amid signs of a growing international crisis. The Guardians Sarah Boseley reports in this special report on tobacco: Tiyamike Phiri is 14, with the long skinny legs of a girl entering adolescence. In another world, she would be with friends in the school playground.…

Tsar Leo releases new EP

Lilongwe-based hip hop and R ‘n’ B artist Tsar Leo on Sunday dropped an Extended Playlist (EP) titled Old Times Good Times. The singer said that the EP has taken him time to release because he wanted to produce a perfect product. In an interview, Tsar Leo said the name of the EPis derived from …

DPP yasankha atsogoleri atsopano

Msonkhano wa masiku atatu wa chipani cha Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) womwe umachitikira mu mzinda wa Blantyre wasankha mtsogoleri wa dziko lino, Peter Mutharika, kuti ndiye adzatsogoleri chipanicho pa zisankho zapatatu za chaka cha mawa. Wachiwiri kwa Mutharika m’chigawo chakumpoto ndi Goodall Gondwe, chapakati ndi Uladi Mussa,  chakummawa Bright Msaka pamene Kondwani Nankhumwa wa m’chigawo…

Catholic bishops call for New Era

Catholic bishops in the country, under the umbrella of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), have said Malawi needs a change of direction, lamenting that the hard-won democracy has not yielded fruits people anticipated. The pastoral letter set to be read out in all Catholic churches today—the fifth Sunday of Easter in the Catholic calendar—observes…

Ethiopian Airlines promotes regional integration, says Songwe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) executive secretary Vera Songwe has praised Ethiopian Airlines for championing regional integration through its flights to over 50 destinations on the continent. She said this after a tour of the Ethiopian Aviation facilities and holding talks with Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde GebreMariam in Addis Ababa.…

Christians observe Good Friday

Christians in the country joined the rest of the world yesterday, Good Friday, to hold the Way of the Cross. Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians and other Christians walked in solemn commemoration of the annual event after Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas to Golgotha where he was nailed to a cross until His death. Christians believe…

Malawi to strengthen land governance

  The country’s land stakeholders have agreed to ensure land governance issues are mainstreamed in the National Agriculture Investment Plan (Naip). This was agreed at a workshop convened in Lilongwe by the Africa Land Policy Centre (ALPC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water…

Myjobo.com integrates with Broadbean Technology

Malawi’s largest online recruitment portal, Myjobo.com has fully integrated with Broadbean Technology, a global leader in job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software. According to a press statement made available to Business News on Thursday, employers and recruiters registered with Broadbean can now use their human resources information systems and workflows to upload…

Zikhulupiriro zikufalitsa kolera—unduna

Unduna wa zaumoyo wati zikhulupiriro ndizo zikuchititsa kuti chiwerengero odwala kolera chizikwera. Koma bungwe la United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) lati kafukufuku wawo waonetsa kuti kusowa kwa madzi aukhondo ndiko kukukolezera matendawa m’dziko muno. Malingana ndi undunawo, chiwerengero cha anthu omwalira ndi kolera chafika pa 10 pamene odwala matendawa m’maboma 13 a m’dziko muno chapitirira…

Another storytelling session in the offing

  After a successful storytelling session at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre last month, a new session is in the offing. According to organiser Ekari Mbvundula, the next session will take place on Friday February 23 at the same venue. “This session will have a theme which is Love Gained and Love Lost. This means…

Local firm wins K5bn case in Hong Kong

Malawi Leaf Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of AHL Group in the business of buying and exporting tobacco, has won a case in the Hong Kong Administrative Court against Star Tobacco. The firm’s legal services manager Martha Ngoma yesterday said the case involved unsettled invoices amounting to $13 million (about K10 billion) worth of…

Search warrants for sale

Nation on Sunday has busted a search warrant racket involving police officers and court officials who process the document for a bribe as low as K3 000. According to a former Attorney General we spoke to, the development can lead to violation of right to privacy and fuelling of criminal activities, among others. Following reports…

‘We do more than banking’

Standard Bank Malawi came tops at this year’s Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)-Malawi Group’s Annual Marketing Excellence Awards. The bank also produced Marketer of the Year in Thoko Unyolo, its head of marketing, and went on to scoop three top awards linked to marketing communications of its inaugural ‘Be More Race’ sponsorship. Be More Race…

‘Delilah’ singer no saint

When different musicians started writing and producing their own songs for their society, the music industry used to be one of the major channels for disseminating important information. The information was about education, life lessons, experiences and advice that helped to develop many people’s lives. In other words, the artists used to play some major…