Chimaliro clinches win for Queens

Malawi Queens have kicked off day two of the Fast5 Netball World Series in style recording their second win for the tournament against South Africa, 33-32 in a match decided in the dying seconds. A three-point shot on the buzzer from Jane Chimaliro put Queens in front to defeat a tough South African lineup. While…

Ludzi Girls celebrates golden jubilee

  Ludzi Girls Catholic Secondary School in Mchinji on Saturday commemorated 50 years of existence by pledging to continue teaching girls to ensure that Malawi has an abundance of disciplined and educated women. Speaking during the event, the school’s head teacher Sister Veronica Massa said it was pleasing to see how the school has grown…

Maneb, Moest, release MSCE results

The Ministry of Education Science and Technology (Moest) in conjunction with the Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) has announced the release of the 2018 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) results.   Students seating for exams In a press statement signed by Secretary for Education, Science and Technology Justin Saidi, out of 197,286 candidates who sat…

German envoy for more maternal health support

German Ambassador Jurgen Borsch says government and its partners need to do more to reduce neonatal and maternal deaths in the country. In an interview on Saturday during the Mother’s Fun Run (MFR) in Ntchisi District, the envoy hailed the Nation Publications Limited (NPL) initiative, saying it has contributed to reducing neonatal and maternal deaths…

New mosques excite Muslim body

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) says construction of 45 new mosques by International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO) in Salima will provide a conducive prayer environment to muslims in the district. In an interview on Wednesday, Salima district MAM chairperson Sheikh Ibrahim Waiti said the development has come at a time when the district had a…

The word ‘placation’ comes from placates, which means soothed, quite, gentle, calm and peaceful in Latin. In short, it denotes the act of pacifying or appeasing someone. This appeasement is done by different people, including politicians vying to gain favours from people in authority. Many politicians in Malawi practise placation to consolidate their positions attained…

Remembering Yatuta  Chisiza and his comrades

  “…We realise that the enemy [Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda] is both powerful and ruthless and that we are relatively weaker than him for now. We are convinced, however, that in the course of the struggle and in the long run, the revolutionary forces will be able to gain such strength and experience that will…

  Teachers and education staff worldwide are building education workers power through unions and political organisations. On World Teachers Day 2018, Commission 11 of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and the international committee of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) are celebrating the powerful unity being built by teachers across the world to…

Nico continues with  business after fire

  Nico Holdings Limited (NHL) says its subsidiaries that were housed in Nico House in Blantyre, which was gutted by fire on Friday, have relocated to Umoyo House where they will be operating from today. In an interview yesterday, Nico Life Insurance Company chief executive officer Eric Chapola said business is guaranteed to resume today…

Umodzi Park to sponsor Crocodile Women’s Golf

  Ladies Golf Union of Malawi (LGUoM) has secured sponsorship from Umodzi Park for this year’s Crocodile Inter Club Golf Challenge (ICGC). LGUoM honorary secretary Connie Karuku yesterday said the 2018 edition will be hosted at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) this Saturday and Sunday. She said five golf clubs will participate in this year’s event…

Efficient procurement  Builds confidence—US

  The United States (US) Ambassador Virginia Palmer has called for efficient and effective procurement in the public sector to promote confidence in government and the economy. She said this on Friday in her keynote address at the opening of the Eighth Annual Conference of Malawi Institute of Procurement and Suppy (Mips) in Mangochi. “If…

Nomads  move to 2nd place

  Champions Be Forward have dislodged Silver Strikers from the second position in the TNM Super League following their 4-1 victory over Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The Nomads now have 45 points from 22 matches, seven points behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets from the same number of games. Silver, who were held…

Escom poles land contractor in custody

  Police in Kasungu have a arrested an electrical contractor for being found in possession of poles suspected to have been stolen from Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom). In a statement issued yesterday, Escom said it was dismayed to note that some individuals and organisations continue to unlawfully acquire property belonging to the corporation.…

Sunbird chair speaks  on growth, prospects

In this interview, Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed local hotel chain, Sunbird Tourism plc board chairperson Phillip Madinga (PM) speaks on the group’s business, growth and what customers should expect. Excerpts: Q: We note that Sunbird Tourism plc has realised growth in its revenues despite relatively subdued tourism activity and demand for hospitality services in the…

Nkhata Bay gears up for new disability project

Nkhata Bay District Disability Forum (DDF) says unity remains a challenge among organisations working towards promoting issues concerning people with disabilities. Nkhata Bay DDF chairperson Mac Dwellings Nkhoma expressed the concern on Tuesday during a briefing on a five-year disability mainstreaming project to be implemented in Traditional Authority Zilakoma by Livingstonia Synod Aids Programme (Lisap)…

ACB arrest KCH medic, 8 Asians

  The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a senior clinical officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) for allegedly authoring a medical report claiming that proprietor of a company connected to Cashgate underwent a surgical operation at the facility. ACB said the suspect, identified as Charles Phiri, allegedly wrote the report that Philbert Mkandawire, who is…

2 Ethiopians arrested for assaulting cops in Dowa

  Police in Dowa on Saturday arrested two Ethiopians for allegedly assaulting police officers and damaging their vehicle. In a telephone interview yesterday, Dowa Police Station spokesperson Richard Kaponda said the two were part of a group which attacked police when they went to Dzaleka Refugee Camp to investigate issues of human trafficking and illegal…

Putting women in the frontline against diabetes

  Every year, women’s lives continue to be lost to various non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially diabetes. However, if well empowered they can turn tables against the chronic disease burden and hold the keys in the national response as Our contributor Dingaan Mithi writes.   During the commemoration of the 2017 World Diabetes Day under the…