Sulom reschedules league games

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has bowed down to Football Association of Malawi and rescheduled games to exempt Be Forward Wanderers who have contributed eight players to the national team squad for the Cosafa Cup in South Africa. Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has included in the squad Wanderers players Richard Chipuwa, Stanley…

School director earns a noncustodial sentence

  The Limbe Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has given a suspended sentence to Harmony Private Primary School director who was convicted of misappropriating K169 000 meant for students’ Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examination fees last year. While learners were preparing for examinations, it was discovered that Alfred Kapito, 45, did not pay the money…

K29m entrepreneurship fund in the offing

  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy have introduced a fund to enable innovative entrepreneurs access up to $40 000 (about K29 million) in finance. Under the programme, dubbed Growth Accelerator, entrepreneurs that create a social impact will undergo a rigorous technical assistance programme. Speaking during the unveiling ceremony of the…

Nomads lead the  way

Defending champions Be Forward Wanderers have ascended to the summit of the TNM Super League log table after yesterday’s narrow 1-0 victory over Masters Security at Balaka Stadium. The Nomads left it late to claim three points, courtesy of Julius Kajembe lone strike in the dying minutes of the match. Masters seemed to be on…

Often, we hear people whining about not being happy. For some couples, their complaints date back to their relationships, claiming that things are not what they used to be. The usual talk is about what she/he used to do during courtship or in the initial days of a union. They don’t talk anymore, go out…

Journalist, driver dies in car accident

  A road accident in Chitipa yesterday killed Tuntufye FM journalist Ephraim Nyirenda and ActionAid driver McDonald Mkwaila. They died on the spot when an ActionAid vehicle, registration BR 4136, crashed with a Fuso Fighter lorry at Ibanda around 9am. Nyirenda was going to represent Nyika Media Club at a meeting on how to achieve…

Storytelling gathering momentum

  The art of storytelling has been downplayed, it has been denied a platform, has not been given prominence with fewer writers willing to stake their claim in the field. Owing to the status quo, Malawian writers have been denied the chance to grow and   showcase their writing skills to attract the attention of both…

Duke of Gloucester to visit Malawi

British High Commission has announced the visit of Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester who arrives in the country on Monday, Commonwealth Day, March 12. In a statement the embassy said during his four-day visit the Duke will celebrate the enduring friendship that exists between the United Kingdom (UK) and Malawi. The Duke will also shine…

Lilongwe Water Board  in K75bn water project

  Poor sanitation and intermittent water supply in Lilongwe and surrounding areas will be history within five years as the World Bank subsidiary International Development Association (IDA) will pump in $100 million (about K75 billion) to improve water and sanitation services. On December 20 last year, the World Bank Board approved the Lilongwe Water and…

Chiotcha, Tchetcha  bout March 4

  Gunde Boxing Promotions, in conjunction with Wasi Boxing Promotions, have organised a non-title bout between Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Chimwemwe Chiotcha and Simon Tchetha on March 4 2018. The fight is scheduled to take place in Lilongwe at the M1 Centre Point along the M1 Road. In an interview in Lilongwe yesterday, Gunde…

Wanderers, Bullets still neck-to-neck

  Be Forward Wanderers are slowly getting closer to the promised land, but their age-old rivals—Nyasa Big Bullets—continue to breathe down the Nomads’ neck. The Nomads yesterday came from a goal down to beat a stubborn Dwangwa United 3-2 at Balaka Stadium while Bullets also had to sweat for their 2-1 victory over Malawi Defence…

Malawi Gaming Board  relieves people of Chisitu

  Women of Chisitu in Mulanje District will no longer have to travel long distances to seek maternal health services thanks to the newly-constructed K72 million maternity clinic and waiting shelter. The health facility, which was officially opened on Saturday, was built by Malawi Gaming Board (MGB), whose funds came from levies they receive from…

Treasury releases K7.5bn to Admarc to buy maize

  Treasury has released K7.5 billion to the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) to enable the State produce trader buy 30 000 tonnes of maize in 337 markets nationwide at K170 per kilogramme beginning this week. The release of the funds follows the lifting of the export ban by President Peter Mutharika at the…

Gwamba, Fredokiss win big at UMP awards

  Hip hop gospel artist Gwamba and man of the moment Fredokiss were the two artists that won big on Saturday night during the Urban Music People (UMP) awards held at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. Gwamba won album of the year award with his album Jesus is My Boss, gospel artist of…

Awilo jets in for Sand Music Festival

Sand Music Festival headliner Awilo Longomba arrived in the country yesterday via Kamuzu International Airport at noon promising fireworks. Speaking on arrival, Awilo said he was here 10 years ago and really feels like he is at home. “Everytime I am here it feels like I am with my family,” he said. Awilo, from Democratic…

Suffix releases a new song

Suffix, real name Aubrey Ghambi on Monday dropped a new single titled Cholinga which got premiered on Made on Monday hosted by Joy Nathu on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio 2. The Lilongwe-based gospel hip hop artist said he composed the song to appreciate and focus on what God created him for. He said: “Actually…

Opposition backs CSOs on refunds

  Opposition political parties have joined civil society organisations (CSOs) in appealing to the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to desist from abusing power by soliciting funds from State agencies. The opposition parties expressed their sentiments yesterday in Lilongwe during a news conference where they tackled a number of critical issues affecting the nation. The…

Malawian ICT innovator  exhibits at world forum

  A telecommunications lecturer at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, has taken a giant step with his innovations, showcasing them at this year’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecoms World event in Busan, South Korea. ITU Telecoms World is a global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge sharing across…