BB to face Reds in Carlsberg semis

  The Carlsberg Cup semi-finals draw held yesterday at Balaka Stadium has pitted Red Lions against Nyasa Big Bullets while Moyale Barracks will host Be Forward Wanderers. Bullets qualified for the semi-finals after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Masters Security Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier League side Cobbe Barracks at Balaka Stadium yesterday. On…

Mavuto a ambulasi anyanya m’zipatala

Ndi Lachiwiri m’mawa. Tili pafupi ndi nyumba yachisoni pachipatala cha Gulupu mu mzinda wa Blantyre. Rose Kaphesi, mwana wake ndi achibale atambalala padzuwa. Maso ali kunjira kudikira ambulasi. Sabata yatha chitulukireni m’chipatala, koma ambulasi yoti iwatengere kumudzi kwawo ku Nsanje palibe. “Sindikudziwa kuti ambulasi ibwera liti. Timayenera tinyamuke Lamulungu koma mpaka lero,” adatero Kaphesi. Awa…

Amalawi a nsomba ali kakasi ku Botswana

Ali mbuu, kutuwa ndi njala, Patricia Mboma ndi wokwiya ndi ganizo la boma la Botswana loletsa kuti m’dzikomo musatuluke nsomba kukagulitsa maiko ena. Si ali yekha, pali ena a dziko la Zambia komanso Botswana. Onse alipo anthu 60 amene agula nsomba zodzadza mathilaki asanu kupita ku Zambia kukagulitsa. Mboma, wochokera ku Blantyre, adayamba bizinesiyi mu…

Hungry and broke, fish traders, some of them Malawians have been stuck for four months in the tourism town of Maun in northern Botswana after Botswana government banned the exportation of dried fish. At least 60 traders mostly from Zambia and Malawi make a living from buying dried fish from fishermen at Lake Ngami near…

Malawi sitting on gold

Misuku’s Achilles Hill is a case of a neglected tourism hot spot that attracted only 50 tourists in 2016. But more can be done to woo more visitors to Misuku as our reporter BOBBY KABANGO argues in this article. You could not resist the chirping sounds of birds in the early hours of the morning.…

Mangochi council chair assaulted

Mangochi Town Council chairperson Ibrahim Kacheya had a rude awakening on Tuesday when a highly charged group of people calling themselves concerned citizens roughed him up allegedly for “lacking manners”. In an interview, Mangochi Police Station spokesperson Rodrick Maida confirmed the incident, saying the station received a complaint from Kacheya about his assault. He said:…

‘Save us from child marriages’

In this third and final part, our reporter BOBBY KABANGO highlights efforts government and non-governmental organisations are making to end child marriages in the country. Globally, one girl under the age of 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a recent report by Save the Children. The study says girls as young as 10…

Macoha decries lack of support

Malawi  Council for the Handicapped ( Macoha) is failing to recover from effects of the fire that gutted its Bangwe offices in Blantyre back in 1998. The fire affected  sewing and embroidery machines at their weaving factory  among other things. Centre manager at the weaving factory,   Henderson Nyondo told Nation Online that his centre…

BT Synod, JRS dress Luwani Camp school

The Malawi Government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, has commended churches and non-governmental organisations (CSOs) for supporting refugees at Luwani Camp in Neno District. Minister Home Affairs and Internal Security Grace Chiumia made the sentiments on Thursday when she witnessed a donation of school uniforms and other items by the Blantyre…

Early marriages haunt Mangochi

Failure by government to end early marriages may result in poverty, illiteracy and maternal deaths. The warning comes amid rising number number of reports of early marriages in the country. Weekend Nation camped for four days in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chilipa in Mangochi where we found that early marriages are rampant in the area that…

Puberty is a crime in Chilipa

One out of every two girls in Malawi is married before age 18. The newly passed law proposing change in child age fixes 18 as the minimum age of marriage for girls and boys, addressing a major shortfall in Malawi’s efforts to protect girls against child marriage. But while the world celebrated with Malawi on…

Cross-border online predicted to grow twice—DHL Express

One of the international express courier service providers, DHL Express has predicted the growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. According to a report, titled the 21st Century Spice Trade, a Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity, which is looking in detail at the markets and products that offer the…

Vendors reduce maize price

Selling at K9 000 per bag Consumers shun Admarc As State produce trader Admarc continues to sell its maize at K12 500 per 50-kilogramme bag informal traders in the country are selling the same bag at as low as K9 000. In random interviews this week, the traders said the price reduction is on account…

Mtembo usagone pano—Achipatala

Pasathe tsiku mtengo wanu musadadzatenge. Uthenga omwe a zipatala za Rumphi ndi Machinga akuuza anthu chifukwa cha kuonongeka kwa malo wosungira mitembo pachipatalapo. Pachipatala cha boma ku Rumphi, zaka ziwiri zatha malo osungira mitembowa atasiya kugwira ntchito pamene ku Machinga, miyezi itatu yatha malowa atasiya kugwira ntchito. Izi sizidakomere anthu amene amagwiritsa ntchito zipatalazi amene…

Confusion over Queens’ Fast5 dues

  Confusion has risen over Malawi Queens’ Fast5 World Netball Series’ dues. While Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) told The Nation on Tuesday that payment was issued to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) on January 26, the players yesterday claimed they have not yet been paid. In an interview, Sports Council executive secretary George…

NGOs happy with flood resilient programmes

  Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) and Goal Malawi have advanced their preparation for flood resilient programmes in Nsanje and Chikwawa. Through the Discover Programme, the two organisations have been training people in the two districts to construct evacuation centres. Last week, officials of the two organisations visited some of the projects located…

BB take players to task over trials

  Nyasa Big Bullets are demanding an explanation from their players who sneaked out of the country for trials. The club’s chairperson Noel Lipipa was reacting to goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe’s trip to Mozambique where he reportedly underwent successful trials at top-flight league side Chingale de Tete this week. He said Kakhobwe, just like the team’s…

Queens yet to get Fast5 dues

  Three months after they brought back Malawi netball glory after winning bronze at the Fast5 World Netball Series, the Queens have still not yet been paid their games bonuses and allowances. The Queens defied the odds to finish third at the global showcase held in Melbourne in October last year, but for all their…

Luso losema ziboliboli

Luso longosema lafika apa? Basitu ntchito zake Namalenga kuti nafenso tikhale ndi popezera ndalama. Malo anu amenewa? Amenewa ndi malo anga komanso mkulu wanga amene  ndikugwira naye ntchitoyi. Mudatsegula liti malo ano? Adatsegulidwa mu 2012, koma ndidayamba kusema ziboliboli mu 1998.  Nthawiyo ndimagwira ntchitoyi ndikukhala ku Mua kenaka ndimapangira kunyumba kwanga. Mu 2012 ndi pamene…