Update: Samute’s body to arrive Friday

The body of Deputy Chief Secretary to Government Willie Samute is expected to arrive in the country on Friday, August 21, through the Kamuzu International Airport, Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa has announced. Samute passed away shortly before midnight on Wednesday at a South African Hospital. According to Mkondiwa, a Church Service will be held in…

Bullets Charged over Aimable Transfer

The Super League of Malawi-Sulom has given Bullets FC 72 hours to respond to allegations that it is keeping and using striker Niyikiza Aimable without permission from his club, Mzuni FC. Aimable has also been given the same period to respond to allegations that he is training with Bullets FC without Mzuni FC’s permission. Said…

Breaking: Willie Samute dead

Deputy Chief Secretary to Government Willie Samute has died. According to Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa, Samute passed away shortly before midnight on Wednesday at a South African Hospital. “We are currently consulting family members on funeral arrangements and the nation will be informed accordingly,” said Mkondiwa in an interview this morning.

Mchinji Hospital in dire Need

If district hospitals are meant to help reduce pressure on referral hospitals and help those who cannot afford paying in private hospitals, then Mchinji District Hospital must be redefined, it is surely not among them. It has become a rendezvous for patients where they are just given referral letters to private, especially mission hospitals, in…

Sadc leaders petitioned over corruption, other ills

The Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network (Sapsn) has petitioned Sadc Governments over a number of issues including rising and unprecedented levels of corruption that are negatively impacting financing for development. Sapsn is also concerned with high levels of illicit financial flows affecting the region and the rest of the African continent as well as lack…

Cabinet Reshuffle: Mutharika Fires Gowelo, Chibingu

President Peter Mutharika has fired Tracizio Gowelo and Paul Chibingu from cabinet in a mini-reshuffle announced today. Gowelo was minister of Local Government has been replaced by Kondwani Nankhumwa who was at the ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture. Atupele Muluzi has replaced Chibingu at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. He has…

Painful loss for Queens

The Malawi Queens have lost 62-63 to Jamaica in a tightly contested match at the Allphones Arena at the ongoing World Netball Cup in Sydney, Australia. From a sloppy start in the first quarter that saw them trail 13-19, the Queens came back in the second quarter with more tactics, but still Jamaica led 16-19.…

Fam calls up local squad ahead of Swaziland game

The Malawi national football team, Flames are expected to regroup over the weekend and start training on Monday at the Chiweme Technical Centre in Blantyre ahead of the 2017 AFCON Group I qualifiers against Swaziland on 6th September 2015 at Lobamba Stadium in Swaziland. The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has called into camp 22…

Fr. Denis Kamalo dies

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has announced the death of Father. Denis Kamalo of Zomba Diocese. In a statement released today, ECM secretary general Reverend Fr. Henry Saindi said Fr. Kamalo passed away at Pirimiti Mission Hospital on Thursday, August 13, at the age of 74. Burial Mass will be held on Monday, August…

High Court rebuffs PP candidate for Chibanja Ward

The High Court in Mzuzu on Thursday upheld a decision by the Malawi Electoral Commission to reject the nomination of People’s Party candidate for Chibanja Ward, Blackson Kalwena Gondwe because he obtained registration fraudulently. The court also refused to allow the party to field another candidate, meaning that PP will not have a candidate in…

DFID commends government on Fisp reforms

Head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Malawi, Jen Marshall, has commended the Malawi Government for instituting reforms that would make the Farm Input Subsidy Program (Fisp) more efficient and effective. Such reforms include privatisation of procurement and distribution of fertiliser and seeds under Fisp. However, Marshall, speaking during the 2014/15 FISP…

Queens lose fighting

Queens 49-57 New Zealand The Malawi Queens and New Zealand’s  Silver Ferns  have met seven times before—four times in the World Netball Cup and the three times in Commonwealth Games. In all those encounters, the Queens lost. An opportunity to rewrite history availed itself Wednesday morning. Having defeated South Africa’s Spar Proteas, Singapore’s Diamonds, Sri Lanka and…

CCJP attacks govt on economy, security

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has launched a scathing attack on government, accusing it of having misplaced priorities, ‘cooking’ macroeconomic indicators as well as failing to adequately finance the public service and ensure security for the citizenry. In a statement released on Monday on Contemporary Socio-Economic and Political Context, CCJP argues that…

Queens emerge victorious over Uganda’s She Cranes

The Malawi Netball Team, Queens, have started their campaign to get into top four of World Netball Rankings with a sloppy 59-53 win over Uganda. They face more tougher opponents- New Zealand and Jamaica on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. In the game against Uganda Tuesday morning, Queens won 19-10 in the first quarter, 16-12 in the second quarter and 15-14 in…