Walk of despair

Her breathing was laboured and shallow. The cruel November heat was weakening her further as sweat poured freely all over her. Still—in her ninth month of pregnancy and on bare feet—Martha Chilabade trudged on as she braved the humid air to reach a hospital and bring life into the world. Balanced on her head was…

Under-23 tame Young Zebras

  Malawi Under-23 national football team yesterday showed resilience and character when they came from behind to beat Young Zebras 2-1 in Lobatse, Botswana, in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The visitors started on a higher note with good passes, creating scoring opportunities but failed to register a goal. Striker Baston Chikaiko twice failed…

Dealing with malaria desease in malawi

Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases and a major public health problem that threatens the lives of many people in Malawi despite many efforts by government and non-governmental organisations. Our Staff Writer BOBBY KABANGO is talking to executive secretary for Lighthouse Foundation (LHF), Cho Il who has been in Malawi for eight years…

FAM in ticket deal mess

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is in a tight spot after awarding ticket-printing deals to two firms for the Carlsberg Cup final between Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security played on October 20 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Initially, the soccer governing body awarded the deal to Hallmark Creations following a meeting with the two…

Making zero hunger  campaign reality

In 2015, the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030. Goal number 2 pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. Zero hunger campaign is the core mandate of World Food Programme (WFP). In this interview, our staff writer…

‘Tataya nanu chikhulupiriro’

Kwayaka moto! Zipani zina zotsutsa zati zilibenso chikhulupiriro ndi mkulu wa bungwe loyendetsa chisankho la Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah ndipo amupempha kuti achoke. Izi zimalankhulidwa ku msonkhano wa National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) womwe udachitikira ku Lilongwe Lachitatu m’sabatayi kutsatira mpungwepungwe womwe wabuka ku MEC. Msonkhanowo umachitika kutsatira kusowa kwa makina amene MEC…

Korean NGO for improved ECD

  The Lighthouse Foundation (LHF), a Korean non-governmental organization (NGO) says it is working on improving the capacity of child care givers in Traditional Authority (TA) Chigaru in Blantyre. The NGO organized a two-week training for 30 caregivers in conjunction with Association of Early Childhood Development in Malawi (AECDM) focusing on helping the caregivers to…

Rescued from jaws of resistant TB

Esther Loleya is the epitome of discrimination that comes with TB. She was chased from her marital home. Why? Her in-laws felt she would pass her multi-drug resistant TB to her husband. Bobby Kabango has followed her. He writes: It was a hot Tuesday, May 22 this year, when I first met her. Esther Loleya,…

Pasuwa starts with a win

  Nyasa Big Bullets new Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa yesterday made a winning start to his two and a half months stint after beating Dwangwa United 2-0 in a TNM Super League match at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. However, it was strikers trainer Heston Munthali who still appeared to be in control as he barked…

Akulipitsa kulembetsa khadi

Anthu ena amene sadalembetse nambala zawo akulirira kuutsi pamene ma agenti ena akuwauza kuti alipire ngati akufuna nambala yawo ilembetsedwe. Izi zikudza pamene makampani a foni za m’manja a Airtel ndi TNM adachotsa nambala zimene sizidalembetse pofika pa 30 September chaka chino. Ngakhale kampanizi zidachotsa nambala zina, eni nambalawo ali ndi mwayi wokalembetsa nthawi iliyonse…

Angwanjula osalembetsa

Ngati mukuyesera kuimba foni koma sizikutheka, kapena mayunitsi sakulowa, ingodziwani kuti nambala yanu sidalembetsedwe ndipo ayithothola. Izi ndi zomwe anthu ena maka amene amagwiritsira ntchito netiweki ya TNM akumana nazo kucha kwa pa 1 October. Pamene ogwiritsira ntchito Airtel adaonanso mbonaona Lachitatu. Izi zikutsatira ganizo la boma lodzera ku bungwe la Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority…

Kulumana pa ofunika kulandira chakudya

Kusankha ovutikitsitsa kuti alandire thandizo la chakudya kuchokera ku boma kwavuta m’midzi ina pamene anthu ndi mafumu ayamba kulumana. Izitu zadza pamene boma kudzera m’nthambi yoona za ngozi zogwa mwadzidzidzi ya Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) yayamba kugawa chakudya kwa anthu amene sadakolole chakudya chokwanira chifukwa cha ntchemberezandonda ndi ng’amba. Nthambi ya Dodma idapempha…

More rot at escom

Escom has been offering contracts to companies not registered with the Registrar General and avoiding clearance from the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) by “splitting” procurement deals, Nation on Sunday reveals. The revelations come on the heels of a series of  scandals that have rocked the parastatal, including a theft of 4.2…

Kusamvana pa zochotsa fizi

Ganizo la boma lochotsa fizi pa maphunziro m’sukulu za sekondale ladzetsa chisokonezo m’sukulu zaboma zina pomwe ophunzira ena akukana kulipira fizi ponena kuti boma lachotsa fizi. Sabata zitatu zapitazo, boma lidalangiza mahedimasitala kuti asatolere ndalama za sukulu fizi, yomwe ndi K500. Ndipo Lachwiri, Unduna wa Maphunziro udalengeza kuti ophunzira asamalipire fizi komanso K500 yochitira zitukuko…

Leather SMEs want govt to stop importing police boots

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the leather sector have asked the government to stop imports of police shoes so that manufacturers can produce them locally. The players said the government would save forex used to import the shoes. The SMEs expressed the sentiments after undergoing a Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement (Mepe) eight-day footwear designing…

Ref speaks out on Airtel Top 8 final

  Referee Micheck Juba who officiated the Airtel Top 8 final between Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles which was marred by violence, has come out of his shell to defend his decision to award Eagles a late penalty. Juba was physically confronted by Bullets fans and players after the match for awarding Eagles a…

Kamuzu Stadium gets fresh deadline

  Government and contractors responsible for Kamuzu Stadium renovations in Blantyre have set July 30 as a deadline to have the works completed and hand over the facility to the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development. This follows a visit to the stadium by the ministry’s director of sports Jameson Ndalama yesterday which…

La 40 lakwana kwa womata anthu phula

Wakhala akumata anthu phula m’midzi kuti amupatse ndalama ndipo adzakhala ndi mwayi wopeza ngongole kuchokera ku bungwe la Emmanuel International. Midzi 21 ya kwa gulupu Makumba ndi Mtaka ikulirira ku utsi atawakwangwanula ndalama dzuwa lili gee! La 40 lamukwanira Wyson Mandolo wa zaka 36 pamene bwalo la milandu m’boma la Mangochi lamupeza wolakwa ndipo akukaseweza…

‘Zovota ife ayi’

“Anthu opotsa 3 000 adalembetsa unzika m’dera langa. Lero anthu 1 240 okha ndiwo alembetsa kalembera wa zisankho.” Izi ndizo zachitika m’dera la mfumu Chilowamatambe ku Kasungu komwe bungwe la Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) limachititsa kalembera wa zisankho moti likapanda kubwererako, anthu ambiri sadzavota nawo m’bomalo pa zisankho zapatatu za chaka cha mawa. “Anthu akuti…