Boxing board awards outstanding boxers

Some boxers under the Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) had a pleasant surprise on Boxing Day when the  body awarded them for their outstanding achievements in 2017 during a gala held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. The ceremony also saw MPBCB awarding sports journalists who provided best coverage for professional boxing events during the…

Daughters of Nyasa in UK fundraiser

  Daughters of Nyasa Coventry and Rugby (DON), a non-profit making organisation comprised of Malawian ladies based in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom will next week hold a dinner and dance charity event to raise funds for Namulenga Clinic in Chiradzulu. The event will take place at Allesley Hotel in Coventry in the…

Kamera shines in gendaball tourney

  Fifteen-year-old Austin Kamera emerged as the best player in a gendaball tournament which attracted eight teams in Zingwangwa Township, Blantyre, on Saturday. He led Team B, which also had Arthur Ngalande and Mwayi Kondowe to register an incredible 2 900 points, while their runners-up, Team A had 1 750 points. Kamera, who has just…

Signs two-year deal with Chinese club

  Malawi women football star Tabitha Chawinga has sealed a two-year deal with Chinese elite league side Jiangsu Sunning after parting ways with the now-relegated Swedish league side Kvarnsveden IK. The national team prolific forward told The Nation in an interview yesterday that she will join the Chinese club in January 2018. “I have now…

Renowned Dr Austin Mkandawire dies

  Dr Austin Chuma Mkandawire, one of the country’s renowned medical practitioners and founder of Mumbwe Medical Clinic in Mzuzu, died of stroke on Monday morning at Mzuzu Central Hospital. Among other achievements, Mkandawire pioneered the establishment of Mumbwe Medical Centre in Mzuzu, one of the biggest private hospitals in the city. According to his…

DHO commends police for reducing GBV

  Mchinji district health officer (DHO) Dr. Juliana Kanyengambeta has commended police in the district for contributing towards reducing gender-based violence (GBV). Speaking on Friday at a function to mark the end of the Mchinji District Police Women Network operation under the theme ‘Together We Can Reduce Gender-based Violence Cases’ the DHO said the report…

All soldiers’ affair

  The sky fell on Nyasa Big Bullets forward Nelson Kangunje yesterday when he missed a crucial penalty as Moyale Barracks took wing to the finals of the Fisd Challenge Cup and set up an all-Malawi Defence Force (MDF)showdown against Kamuzu Barracks (KB). Seemingly doomed to defeat with four minutes to full time, the Lions…

Amplifying children’s voice

  Today is the World Children’s Day in commemoration of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). To amplify children’s voice in our society, Nation Publications Limited, together with United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), has allowed the youth to take over this page dedicated to burning issues in our…

Eyes on the ball

  In a striking coincidence, TNM Super League title chasers and age-old rivals—Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets—scored at almost the same time yesterday against Azam Tigers and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC to bag full points and keep the race open. The Nomads edged Tigers 1-0 at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre while the People’s…

Achita zionetsero za kuthimathima kwa magetsi

Anthu okhudzidwa a mu mzinda wa Lilongwe adachita ziwonetsero zosonyeza kukwiya kwawo ndi kuthimathima kwa magetsi m’dziko muno. Cholinga cha ziwonetserozo chidali kukakamiza kampani yogulitsa magetsi Escom kuti ifotokoze, komanso kuthana ndi vuto la magetsi. Vuto la magetsi lafika posauzana moti anthu ena akukhala tsiku lathunthu opanda magetsi. Anthuwo, omwe adatsogoleredwa ndi mkulu wodziwika bwino…

Society promotes animal welfare

  Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care for Animals (LSPCA) says it will raise the animal welfare standards in Malawi. To achieve this, LSPCA is working in conjunction with the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development to bring animal rights awareness. A cyclist rides with chickens hanged upside-down in Lilongwe LSPCA humane education…

UN calls for affordable  health technologies

  The United Nations (UN) has called on countries to adopt and implement strategies to make expensive new health technologies affordable for health systems and patients. UN Malawi resident coordinator ad interim Florence Role said this during the three-day High-Level Meeting led by the government of Malawi and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in…

K20bn ‘Bankgate’ suspect reapplies for bail

  A Pakistani national accused of defrauding local banks over K20 billion through loan facilities the company he worked for obtained reapplied for bail at the High Court in Blantyre on Tuesday. The same court, presided over by Judge Sylvester Kalembera earlier on October 17, denied Abdul Rehman Abdullah bail on grounds that he is…

Wandale to undergo mental examination

The Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court has ordered that Vincent Wandale should undergo a mental examination to determine if he is fit to stand trial in a case in which he is charged with publication of false statements likely to cause fear and alarm to the public. Police in Lilongwe arrested Wandale on Sunday. Wandale has been…

ACB director leaving bureau

The Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Lucas Kondowe, says he is leaving the bureau. His last working day is tomorrow, October 26 2017.Kondowe says he has decided not to renew his contract. He says he is leaving ACB a very happy man having served the people of Malawi and doing what he had…

140 arrested over bloodsuckers saga

About 140 people have been arrested by the police in connection with the bloodsuckers phenomenon that has sent shivers down the spine of residents of Mulanje, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Nsanje, Blantyre and Thyolo districts. The blood sucking saga started last month in Mulanje where irate people have been taking the law in their hands to kill…

Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African countries

  Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers and Malawi will benefit from the initiative. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level—and potentially huge gains—as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank…