BBN’kumadzulo

  Nyasa Big Bullets are within sniffing distance from qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2018 Airtel Top 8 following their 1-0 victory over Moyale Barracks at Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa, yesterday. Diminutive forward Patrick Phiri grabbed the priceless winner with virtually the last kick of the game just when it appeared the two…

Market fee evasion worries BT City Council

  Blantyre City Council has bemoaned the continued practice of shunning market fees by some vendors at Chilobwe Market. Blantyre District Council Finance and Audit Service Committee chairperson  councillor Jeremiah Jumbe raised the concern during the ordinary full council meeting on Monday. In an interview, Jumbe said most business people at Chilobwe Market shun market…

Opec cuts may go deeper

While plunging output in Venezuela captures the oil world’s attention, problems are quietly festering in another Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) nation. Angola, once Africa’s biggest crude producer, is suffering sharp declines at under-invested offshore fields, with output dropping almost three times as much as the nation pledged in an accord with fellow Opec…

Businesses, schools cautious amid demos

  There was tension and panic ahead of today’s demonstrations against some government decisions that various businesses and schools have decided to close for business. Heavy police presence was visible on most roads in Blantyre and Lilongwe, the country’s two major cities which are among the six areas to host the demonstrations. The others are…

Weak private sector credit worries chamber

  The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) says government’s continued borrowing from commercial banks and the energy crisis are negatively impacting businesses as they are failing to access credit. The chamber’s sentiments follow Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) figures which show that while the banking system’s supply of credit to the…

Be More Race City Race goes to Mzuzu

  Standard Bank’s Be More City Race city leg invades Mzuzu tomorrow after the inaugural success in Blantyre. The bank has since invited customers, the community, civic leaders and professional athletes to be part of the 10-kilometre (km) race starting from the bank’s Mzuzu branch and stretch out through Mzuzu High Court round-about down through…

Culture as a tourism product

They say ‘you have to taste a culture to understand it’. Perhaps this rings true for all products that are exposed to attract interest. This is particularly in the minds of cultural groupings in the country as Malawi prepares for the international tourism expo slated for April 26 to 28 this year. Such is the…

Kamuzu’s lawyer Clive Stanbrook mourned

  Tributes have been pouring in following the death of Clive Stanbrook (Queen’s Counsel- QC), a well-known British lawyer who represented Malawi’s founding president Kamuzu Banda in the infamous Mwanza murders case in 1995. Stanbrook, 70, died last Saturday in his sleep at his base in Brussels, Belgium. Politician and private practice lawyer Gustav Kaliwo,…

When the past haunts the future

  Once again HS Winehouse in Blantyre Friday evening played host to another theatre performance, this time by an up-and-coming theatre group The Young Travellers Theatre. The play with a cast of 10, becomes a chilling centre of unfolding story when unbeknownst to the siblings in love and end up impregnating each other. From this…

BT City Be More Race Saturday

Blantyre City will on Saturday sample Be More Race action with a 10-Kilometre walk/run around the city as part of the build-up to the main race set for June 9 in Lilongwe. Announcing the Blantyre leg, Standard Bank head of marketing and communications Thoko Unyolo said the city races aim to encourage group participation in…

ATMs not only for cash withdrawals—report

  More people are still not aware that they can use automated teller machines (ATMs) for other transactions apart from cash withdrawals. RBM figures contained in the latest Monthly Payment System Report show that out of 1.7 million transactions processed through ATMs in February, cash deposits, funds transfers, bill payments and airtime top-ups accounted for…

Mdina honours Africa chess gold medallist

  South Africa-based Malawian engineer Tiwone Mdina on Friday hosted Africa Amateur Chess Championship gold medalist Chiletso Chipanga to a lavish dinner at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre. Mdina, who is in the country on holiday, also donated K100 000 to Chipanga for becoming the first Malawian  gold medalist in the sport at international level.…

Rudo salutes Nyaradzai talent search

  Talent search for Nyaradzai Chitheka-Dube music project dubbed Nyasa Praise Music took place on Saturday at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe where 15 aspirants made the grade out of 62 contestants. Renowned gospel musician Rudo Chakwera, who was chief judge alongside producer Khumbo Kaliwe and Lucky Kumwenda-Dube, applauded Nyaradzai for the initiative which is akin…

Perfect venue for entertainment

Blantyre is one of the busiest cities in as far as social events are concerned. But much as the city hosts a lot of social events, the city does not have enough venues for such events. It is for this reason that  a new events, Scenic Events Centre, has been opened in the city. Our…

Deep and mature acts

it is not often that brothers and close friends come together for a common purpose. However, it has just happened in Blantyre; they have the same purpose and a common cause. Mature music which resonates with the majority who have an ear for good music is what binds them together. They are called The Classmates.…