Court orders family to discuss Chikulamayembe chieftaincy

High Court Judge  Dorothy De Gabrielle has ordered families involved in the Chikulamayembe chieftaincy succession dispute to discuss the issue among themselves and appoint the rightful heir. Some clan members from 12 royal families of the chieftaincy had applied for an injunction against the elevation of acting Paramount Chikulamayembe, Mtima, son to the late Paramount…

Chester scores first brace

Flames attacker Yamikani Chester continues to hog the limelight in the US and on Wednesday he claimed his first brace for North Carolina FC (NCFC). He was on song when North Carolina beat Loudon United 3-0 to move within three places from the top of the USL Championship Eastern Conference at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed…

Queens reign over Zimbabwe

Malawi Queens yesterday recovered from a shaky start to beat fast-improving Zimbabwe 59-43 and keep alive their hopes of a top six finish at the ongoing 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. However, according to the format of the global showpiece, the Queens have finished third in six-team Group F with six points, but…

Luanar students plead not guilty, granted bail

Twelve Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) students yesterday pleaded not guilty to holding protests over a school fees hike. They were later given court bail. According to Luanar vice-chancellor Kanyama Phiri, Luanar management pleaded with the Malawi Police Service to release the students. The 12 were arrested on Monday along Mitundu Road…

Sports Council secures BAT Ground ownership

The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has finally secured BAT Ground title deeds, granting it full ownership of the dilapidated facility in Blantyre. The council’s executive secretary Henry Mereka confirmed the development, describing it as a major step in the efforts to refurbish BAT Ground into a modern mini stadium. The stadium belonged to…

Afcon 2021 draw today

Malawi national football team will today be among 12 teams that will go into pot three for the 2012 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) draw to be held during CAF general assembly in Cairo, Egypt. Malawi falls in the third level based on the June Fifa rankings, according to a statement from the continental football…

Queens in swim or sink battle

Malawi national netball team, the Queens, this afternoon face fast-improving Zimbabwe in the battle for position five and six at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. The two sides are tied on four points from four matches each, but the Queens are third in the six-team Group F on better aggregate. The winner of…

Mental health matters

In 2015, President Peter Mutharika and other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including promoting mental health for all. This was the first time for the leaders to recognise mental well-being as a development priority. But the global race towards achieving SDG3 and 17 on ensuring healthy lives…

Since Walter Nyamilandu was voted into office as FAM president 15 years ago, he has had no challenger from within the association’s executive committee during subsequent polls. His first vice-president James Mwenda’s decision to come out of his shell and declare interest to vie for the hot seat could, therefore, be a breath of fresh…

Ntaba, Kyumba shine in South Jnr golf

Talumba Ntaba and Mungaluswa Kyumba on Sunday emerged overall winners in the Southern Region  Junior Golf Monthly Mug at Blantyre Sports Club. Ntaba, playing off handicap (h/c) 34 and ranked as one of the most promising young golfers, had a 72 nett score to win the girls’ 18-hole category while Kyumba (h/c 36) came tops…

Queens survive scare

Malawi national netball team, the Queens, yesterday survived a scare when they settled for a 47-43 triumph over Northern Ireland in the preliminary round second stage of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. The four-basket difference came just a few days after the ninth-ranked Queens beat the same team 53-37 during a test…

Pre-Winter Party  dwarfs Blue Elephant

Blantyre’s popular entertainment joint Blue Elephant on Saturday proved too small a venue for Entertainers Promotions (EP) Pre-Winter White Party. The venue was completely transformed. The snow, smoke, fog machines and the moving heads all combined to create a unique atmosphere that has rarely been experienced at any live musical event locally. Originally the list…

Queens in 2nd round

Malawi national netball team, the Queens are through to the preliminary round second stage at the ongoing Netball World Cup where they have been slotted in Group F after finishing as runners-up in Group B. The Queens clinched the second position after a convincing 65-41 victory over Barbados in their last group match. Shooter Joyce…

7 die in Dowa road accident

Seven people died in a road accident in Dowa on Saturday while 12 others sustained critical injuries when a lorry they were travelling in plunged into Mkalalo River. Mponela Police  spokesperson Kondwani Kandiado said the three- tonner lorry registration DZ 2576 had 45 passengers on board going to attend a funeral ceremony in Ntchisi when…