Mvula on Netball World Cup stars list

United Kingdom-based Queens shooter Joyce Mvula is one of the players to watch at the Vitality Netball World Cup which throws off Friday in Liverpool, UK. The Manchester United Thunder shooter, who won the English Super League Fans’ Player of the Season Award,  is among 17 out of 129 players International Netball Federations (INF) analysts…

FDH gets order against activists

The High Court in Blantyre has today granted FDH Bank an injunction restraining human rights activist Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence from making careless remarks against the bank. Chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holding Group Thomson Mpinganjira and the FDH Bank, appearing as first and second claimants respectively, got the relief restraining the two…

Queens smile

Malawi Queens heaved a sigh of relief on Sunday when they beat Northern Ireland 53-37 during a Quad Series match.  This was their first win in three matches since the national netball team travelled to England last week ahead of the 2019 Netball World Cup between July this Friday and July 22 as they lost…

Bullets, Civil back to winning ways

Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday returned to winning ways after walloping visitors Mlatho Mponela 3-0 in a one-sided TNM Super League at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Hassan Kajoke scored a brace while Mike Mkwate netted the other goal as Bullets collected maximum points. All the goals coming in the first-half. The win has helped Bullets move…

Walter vs Mwenda?

The battle for the next FAM presidency at the forthcoming elections in December has taken an interesting twist after incumbent first vice-president James Mwenda declared his interest in the position. Mwenda,  who is FAM president Walter Nyamilandu’s lieutenant and longtime associate, announced his intention to contest yesterday, saying after serving as first vice-president he now…

MV Chambo set to  boost trade—officials

The newly-launched  Marine Vessel (MV) Chambo on Lake Malawi is expected to boost trade between Malawi and Mozambique apart from reducing mobility challenges for people on Likoma and Chizumulu islands, officials from the two countries have said. Speaking last week during the commissioning of the vessel at Nkhata Bay Jetty in Nkhata Bay, Mozambique High…

Mpherembe lauds K1.3bn initiative

Senior Chief Mpherembe of Mzimba has commended the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Church and Society Programme for a K1.3billion economic empowerment programme that promotes children’s rights. Speaking during a child partner training at Zaro Primary School in the district, Mpherembe said people in Mzimba West now understands the importance of keeping children in school and…

Protesters, DPP cadets clash

Tension and security concerns forced organisers to cancel the protest march in Blantyre despite the High Court earlier allowing Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to do so. The court order followed a refusal by Blantyre City Council (BCC), for the second time in two weeks, to allow HRDC parade in the city and present a…

Protest, vigil in Lilongwe

The country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera were among the estimated 4 000 protesters who yesterday demanded Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign. The march in Lilongwe, organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), started with pomp at Winners’ Chapel Church in Mchesi. Chilima,…

Demos turn ugly

What were said to be peaceful demonstrations to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign turned ugly yesterday as some protesters engaged in arson, especially in Mzuzu and Karonga. In Lilongwe, where prominent politicians, notably Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM Party counterpart Saulos Chilima, joined the demonstrations…

MBC pays K18m in royalties

Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM) says taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has started paying the K153 million it owes the artists in royalties. The State broadcaster has so far paid K18 million to Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) as part of the royalties that have been accumulating since 2016. MUM acting president Gloria Manong’a confirmed…

Songwe learns from tidy neighbour

Public servants and community members at Songwe Border in Karonga on Wednesday cleaned up the gateway to Tanzania. Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) station manager Innocent Bamusi said the exercise was inspired by sanitation and hygiene at Kasumulu Border Post on the Tanzanian side. He said: “Songwe Border looked filthy and lacked well-coordinated waste disposal management.…

Joyce Mvula joins Queens

UK-based Malawian netballer Joyce Mvula joined the Queens on Sunday in Wales as the team gears up for test match series against the hosts, Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago. In an interview on Monday, Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu said the Manchester Thunder shooter, who did not return for off season,…

Tc moves to curb Tobacco oversupply

Tobacco Commission (TC) says it wants to tame overproduction of the leaf which has for a long time saturated the market and pushed down prices. TC chief executive officer Kayisi Sadala said this in an interview on Friday after the tobacco regulatory body started registering and licensing growers for the next growing season. He said…

Islanders march  against blackouts

Likoma residents on Friday marched against prolonged power blackouts on the island. The island has been hit by lengthy blackouts for two months. The marchers, led by Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and Likoma Pastors Union, petitioned Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining to take action swiftly. The district’s PAC chairperson Peterson Binga said the…