‘Please remain calm’

The United States of America (USA) and the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called for calm, as the country anxiously awaits announcement of the May 21 Tripartite Elections. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) may have heightened the tension itself, as if failed to announce results for 95 percent of the total centres last evening,…

Raw acoustic music at Jacaranda

  Three months ago, Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre introduced live music sessions. During the Sounds of Malawi Acoustic Sessions held every Thursday night, local artists take turns to showcase their talent. Our Staff Reporter BRIAN ITAI caught up with the cultural centre’s arts and education programmes manager, Constance Thyangathyanga. Q : What do the…

How they stand

  With 35.67 percent of the votes counted in the presidential race, results Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) presented last night put Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera slightly ahead of incumbent President Peter Mutharika. Presenting the results at the national tally centre in Blantyre in her last briefing of the day at about 8pm,…

Salimu wins BCS Blantyre Open

  Rashid Salimu was on Sunday crowned Business Computer Services (BCS) Blantyre Open Stroke Play champion at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC). The national team player led jointly with Folindo Rodrick on the first day with an impressive one under 69 gross and consistency saw him carrying his lead to the final day. Salimu carded 69,…

‘UbuntuNet connects  research networks’

Matthews Mtumbuka is the new CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance, a non-profit organisation supporting universities in Eastern and Southern Africa. In this interview with Oxford University (where he attained his DPhil in Communications Engineering in 2005). He shares how his time at Oxford equipped him for industry success. Firstly, can you tell us a bit about…

    It is less than a week before the May 21 polls in which Malawians will elect president, members of Parliament and ward councillors. Almost all political parties and candidates are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to win the hearts of Malawians. On one hand, we have voters who are seeking change…

Adopt new farming technologies—Pannar Seed

Linthipe Extension Planning Area agricultural extension development officer Charles Tembo has advised farmers in the area to plant early maturing maize varieties. The officer gave the advice during a field day organised by Pannar Seed in Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza on Monday. Tembo said agricultural productivity is dwindling partly because of farmers’ resistance to…

  M’mbelwa District Council 2018 Child Protection Management Report has shown that Mzimba South District alone registered 1 680 cases of child abuse. Specifically, the report indicates that 918 of the cases concerned girls while 762 involved boys. The abuses include sexual exploitation, child marriages, emotional and physical abuses, neglect, child labour and trafficking. “For…

Enhance child development initiatives—Ministry

  Chief child development officer in the Ministry Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Pauline Simwaka, has advised caregivers to enhance early childhood development (ECD) initiatives in Mchinji. She said this on Friday at the close of a two-week basic training for 100 caregivers from Traditional Authority Mavwere in the district. Simwaka said despite facing…

Nico Holdings plc MD inspires accountants

Nico Holdings plc managing director Vizenge Kumwenda has advised accountants to team up and form a critical mass of credible entrepreneurs to boost the economy, create jobs and reduce poverty. He said on Friday in Blantyre during Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (Icam) dinner and dance that accountants can make entrepreneurs that can be…

No direct funding for FAM, NAM

A proposal that Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Netball Association of Malawi (FAM) should get direct funding from the National Assembly has been shot down as it is against government regulation.. Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says it is not possible for FAM and NAM to get funding through their own…

NGO warns youths against political violence

Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment (Focese) has asked youths in Nsanje to refrain from being used by politicians in perpetuating violence as the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections draw closer. Focese programme manager Pemphero Banda made the appeal on Tuesday during a debate it organised in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency through a Dan Church…

Golf experts rate Malawi courses

Experts from the world golf governing body Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) are in the country to rate the 11 local golf courses in terms of playing difficulty. The exercise is the first step for Malawi Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) towards embracing the new integrated world handicap system,…