Police detain Bon Kalindo

Police at Machinga Roadblock yesterday detained UTM Party director of youth Bon Kalindo for undisclosed reasons. UTM spokesperson Chidanti Malunga confirmed in an interview last evening about Kalindo’s  detention saying the party was still waiting to be briefed on the reasons for his arrest. As we went to press, national police spokesperson James Kadadzera and…

Who is Everton Chimulirenji?

Everton Chimulirenji, a member of Parliament for Ntcheu North East Constituency, has emerged as a surprise pick for President Peter Mutharika as his running mate for the May 21 Tripartite Elections. The legislator, 56, is also part of Mutharika’s Cabinet, serving as Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development. He served as deputy minister…

PAC summons govt

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has summoned some top government officials to appear before it to explain the legitimacy of a K53.9 billion claim that two firms want the Immigration Department to pay. Two companies—Africa Commercial Agency and Reliance Trading Company—are demanding  K53.9 billion for a K9 billion contract signed in 2012 to supply…

S The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says the number of presidential aspirants that have collected nomination forms has risen to 18, as the body refuted aspiring presidential candidate Ras Chikomeni Chirwa’s claimes that it had tipped him to win the polls. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said in an interview yesterday that Chikomeni’s  allegations were outrageous…

Chisankho chopanda mudyo?

Kodi azitaya? Chisankho cha 2019 ena sakuchionetsa dovu pamene zipani 12 zimene zidatulutsa atsogoleri mu 2014, zinayi zokha pakadalipano ndi zimene zaonetsa chidwi chotulutsa atsogoleri. Izi zikuchitika pamene kwangotsala miyezi 7 yokha kuti dziko lino lichititse chisankho chapatatu chomwe chichitike mu May chaka chikudzachi. Zipani zinayizo ndi Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Peoples’ Party (PP), Malawi…

Law Commissioner position still vacant

The position of Law Commissioner remains vacant months after Gertrude Hiwa left following the expiry of her term of office, raising fears that reviewing of the country’s laws may suffer. The absence of the office holder has also affected the appointment of new commissioners for the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) as the Law Commissioner,…

Malawi student directs Africa body

International Federation of Medical Students Association (Ifmsa), a medical students’ global forum for discussing and initiating medical projects, has elected College of Medicine (CoM) final year student Parth Patel as its regional director for Africa. According to Ifmsa’s letter of appointment, he assumes the office immediately and will maintain the position up to September next…

Unima supporting staff down tools

The University of Malawi’s support staff have today downed tools to push for their 10 percent salary increment and arrears. The University Workers Trade Union (UWTU) president Mike Namandwa said that the support staff are no longer falling for the University Council’s trap because they council has lied to them before. Namandwa said that government…

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.…