Life after early motherhood

Being a teenager is hard enough, but it gets even more challenging with a pregnancy and all efforts of caring for a child as well as parenting. Since most young mothers would still be in secondary school or college, finding the time and financial resources to complete their education is their biggest priority alongside parenting.…

Facebook engages govt to invest in Malawi

  Facebook is in talks with Malawi Government to bring infrastructure that will connect more Malawians to the Internet. Speaking at a meeting held in Blantyre at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) offices, Facebook’s Africa, Access and Connectivity public policy manager Kojo Boakye said the project will empower Malawians to build, share and connect with…

Kwathina! Zionetsero za pa 27 April zikukolera moto. Nzika zina za Malawi zokhala m’dziko la South Africa, PAC, chipani chotsutsa cha MCP ndi mabungwe omwe si aboma ati adzachita nawo zionetserozo. Zionetserozi zikuchitika pokhumudwa ndi nkhani ya K4 biliyoni yomwe boma lidakonzekera kugawira aphungu 86 amene adakana bilo yosintha malamulo a chisankho. Otsutsa atapanikiza boma…

For long the ultimate idea for a meal away from home has been a visit to some fancy uptown restaurant, where exotic food, which is mostly junk, is the order of the day. Shifting perceptions and demands of trying to eat and maintain a healthy lifestyle seem to be ushering a new understanding when it…

Dausi, Chiwaya stop council’s kabaza ban

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, and Mangochi Central legislator Clement Chiwaya (United Democratic Front-UDF) have appealed to Mangochi Town Council to suspend the impending ban on kabaza (bicycle transport) operations in the district. The two made the appeal on Thursday at Mangochi Stadium where President Peter Mutharika officially commissioned the One Stop…

Communities empowered through savings, farming

Communities in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Msakambewa in Dowa District are now improved economically following an orientation on village savings and loans (VSL) for businesses, conservation agriculture, environmental protection, child protection and local governance. The Khwamba sustainable livelihood improvement project which is funded by Scottish government through Tearfund Malawi started in 2015 and…

EU, Save the Children to  combat child marriages

  European Union (EU) and Save the Children have appealed to people of Mwanza District to end child marriages, trafficking and other harmful cultural practices. The two organisations say these vices frustrate children from attaining education. Speaking at Chizumbi Primary School in the district, EU team leader for governance Jose Maria Medina said population is…

Brewing music in Jo’burg

He is known for Ras Amadya Nzimbe. He went into oblivion. Now, he is on his route back. That is Sally Nyundo. On the other hand, Malawi music followers know the exploits of Chris Kelle. The Acacias Band. You cannot mention that band which also featured Ben Michael (Mankhamba) and Erik Paliani without remembering his…

Insurance crucial for economic stability–Veep

  Vice-President Saulos Chilima has said insurance services are essential for economic stability and accelerating achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chilima made the remarks at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre on Saturday, during the 2018 Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) annual charter dinner under the theme Business Unusual. He said: “Insurance plays an…

Kolera yaluma mano

  Nthenda ya kolera imene idayamba ngati njerengo mwezi wa November chaka chatha, ikukwererabe moti kuchoka Lachisanu sabata yatha chiwerengero cha anthu odwala nthendayo chidachoka pa 420 kufika pa 459 Lachiwiri. Malinga ndi zikalata zochokera ku Unduna wa Zaumoyo, anthu 6 amwalira ndi matendawa ndipo anthu 14 akulandira thandizo m’malo apadera amene undunawo udakhazikitsa m’maboma…

Moam suspends leader over alleged misconduct

The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (Moam) Southern Region Chapter has suspended its general secretary Coxley Kamange on accusations of gross misconduct and for allegedly bringing the association into disrepute. In a telephone interview yesterday, Moam chairperson Christopher Chisesele said Kamange’s indefinite suspension means that he will remain out of office until next month when…

The gospel according to Kazako

The talented broadcaster reveals his ‘secrets’ to our Lilongwe Bureau Chief SAMUEL CHUNGA. The radio commercials he produces are top-notch and listeners usually look forward to more. When his works hit the airwaves, even children mimic his unique intonation and captivating style. This much sought-after talent is none other than Gospel Kazako, a ‘young man’…

Cholera is ravaging the country, with Karonga being the worst hit. In this interview, our reporter AYAMI MKWANDA asks Minister of Health AtupeleMuluzi to explain how the country is responding to the sanitation-related outbreak which has affected over 200 people and killed four. What strides has the country made towards achieving Total Sanitation Policy and…

‘Take children from prisons’

Esmie Tembenu is a retired children’s magistrate. Recently, she registered a new organisation, the Family Rights, Elderly and Child Protection (Frechip) Trust. KONDWANI KAMIYALA talked to her, dwelling much on the presence of children in prisons for young offenders. Excerpts: There are already many organisations dealing with children’s issues. Why are you relevant? The problem…

Going by the spirit of giving which is associated with the festive season, local gospel hip hop artist Gwamba on Christmas Day gave street kids from around Lilongwe a rare treat when he hosted them to a luncheon. Under the initiative called ‘Feed the Streets’ launched in 2013, the musician had lunch with over 200…

Woman wins TNM promo first Toyota Hilux

A TNM Plc customer from Chirimba Township in Blantyre, Linda Ngulube, emerged winner of the first brand new Toyota Hilux one-tonner pickup valued at K19.8 million. She won the prize during the second monthly draw of TNM’s Kwatentha Summer Splash Promotion. Ngulube said the vehicle will transform her life. In his speech during the draw…