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Malawian Writer Publishes Children’s Book: ‘The Adventures of Thoko: The Missing Meteorite’

By Mphatso Sam Blantyre, November 11, Mana: 21-year-old African Bible College graduate, Lindsay Katchika Jere has published a book in which she is exploring gaps in girl child education, promotion of local cultural heritage and children’s participation and empowerment. She recently launched her book series… Read More »Malawian Writer Publishes Children’s Book: ‘The Adventures of Thoko: The Missing Meteorite’

Chakwera Congratulates USA President-Elect Biden

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has congratulated United States of America president-elect Joe Biden. “Congratulations to United States President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris. I know that under your leadership, Malawi-USA relations will continue to thrive,” President Chakwera posted on facebook. Biden was elected… Read More »Chakwera Congratulates USA President-Elect Biden

What Causes Headaches?

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By Our Health Correspondence According to Ted-Ed website, there are so many triggers of headaches as they are many types. In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately,… Read More »What Causes Headaches?

The Elephant Rope

When walking through an elephant camp, a man noticed that the elephants were only secured with a small rope that was tied around one ankle. He wondered why the elephants didn’t break free from the rope, as the elephants were certainly strong enough to do… Read More »The Elephant Rope

Growing Demand For Data

By Tione Andsen Lilongwe, October 24, Mana: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said the growing demand for official statistics continues to surpass the pace at which data is produced across all sectors. UNFPA Country Representative to Malawi, Young Hong said this during official launch… Read More »Growing Demand For Data

Pele the G.O.A.T

By Michael Kachitsa Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th… Read More »Pele the G.O.A.T

VAR in Africa

By Michael Kachitsa History was made in Morocco again on Friday when the Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) was used in a top-flight league game for the first time in Africa. VAR had already made its debut in the Moroccan Cup semi-finals and final, but… Read More »VAR in Africa

Malawi President Chakwera Commits to Reverse Environmental Flaws

By Fostina Mkandawire Lilongwe, October 19, Mana: President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has underpinned the need to implement environmental resilient interventions in order to tackle environmental shocks. Chakwera made the remarks on Monday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a Weekly Brief which focused on the… Read More »Malawi President Chakwera Commits to Reverse Environmental Flaws

Gender Minister Kaliati Pays Homage to Former First Ladies

By Andrew Magombo Lilongwe, October 15, Mana: Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, on Thursday during commemoration of International Rural Women’s day in Lilongwe, rendered reverence to all Malawi’s former first ladies  for their devotion to works of women empowerment. Kaliati,… Read More »Gender Minister Kaliati Pays Homage to Former First Ladies

The first black athlete to compete in the Olympics

By Michael Kachitsa John Baxter Taylor Jr. (November 3, 1882, Washington, D.C. – December 2, 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal. He was born in Washington D.C. to former slaves. The family settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,… Read More »The first black athlete to compete in the Olympics

Water Aid For Increased Budgetary Allocations On Sanitation And Hygiene

By Tione Andsen Lilongwe, October 14, Mana: Water Aid has challenged governments in Southern Africa region to view sanitation and hygiene a priority by increasing budgetary allocations towards the sector.  Water Aid Regional Director for Southern Africa, Robert Kampala said this Wednesday during Southern Africa… Read More »Water Aid For Increased Budgetary Allocations On Sanitation And Hygiene

Christ Embassy Church in Suicide Awareness, Prevention Campaign

By James Mwale Lilongwe, October 14, Mana: Christ Embassy Malawi, a religious organization under Nigeria’s Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has organized a Reach Out Malawi (ROMA) symposium focusing on awareness and prevention of suicide following the country’s escalating rates of suicide cases. Christ Embassy’s, Pastor Sammy… Read More »Christ Embassy Church in Suicide Awareness, Prevention Campaign

Edukans Foundation Trains School Leaders In Management Skills

By Chikondi Basikolo Lilongwe, October 10, Mana: Edukans Foundation, an organisation that promotes basic education in the country, is conducting trainings for school leaders to strengthen leadership capacity of the school managers. Edukans and Education Expertise Development Foundation (EEDF) are jointly implementing the project called… Read More »Edukans Foundation Trains School Leaders In Management Skills

The Blind Girl

There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind. The only person she didn’t hate was her loving boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry… Read More »The Blind Girl

NICE, DC Hail Smooth Presentation Of Nomination Papers In Chikwawa

By Steve Chirombo Chikwawa, October 9, Mana: National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust in Chikwawa and the District Commissioner, Ali Phiri, have hailed the smooth presentation of the nomination papers by candidates for the Makhuwira South Ward by-elections. On Wednesday, candidates from the Democratic… Read More »NICE, DC Hail Smooth Presentation Of Nomination Papers In Chikwawa

Government Committed to Promoting Peace, Co-Existence Between Malawians, Refugees

By Tiyanjane Nandie Mambucha Dowa, October 8, Mana: Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda, has assured refugees living at Dzaleka Camp in Dowa of government’s continued promotion of co-existence and integration between Malawians and refugees. The Minister was speaking on Wednesday at a handover… Read More »Government Committed to Promoting Peace, Co-Existence Between Malawians, Refugees

Malawi, Mozambique to Maintain Political, Diplomatic Consultations

By Martin Chiwanda in Tete, Mozambique Tete, October 6, Mana: President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi has highlighted the need to maintain political and diplomatic consultations between the two countries aiming at finding lasting solutions on issues affecting the two countries.… Read More »Malawi, Mozambique to Maintain Political, Diplomatic Consultations

Chakwera’s Official Visit To Mozambique To Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Tete, October 5, Mana: President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera is scheduled to take a day official visit to Mozambique Tuesday as one way of strengthening diplomatic ties between Lilongwe and Maputo. In an interview Monday Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,… Read More »Chakwera’s Official Visit To Mozambique To Strengthen Bilateral Relations

In Malawi, Teachers’ Unions Are Rallying To Protect Vulnerable Learners From Covid Fallout

By Madalitso Kateta, Equal Times For Costas Gondwe, a teacher at Nambamba Primary School in Dowa district, central Malawi, the worst impacts of the coronavirus haven’t been clinical but societal. Since the government closed all schools and colleges earlier this year as part of a… Read More »In Malawi, Teachers’ Unions Are Rallying To Protect Vulnerable Learners From Covid Fallout

Oxfam Applauds New Administration’s Stand On Projects

By Tione Andsen Lilongwe, September 25, Mana: Oxfam has applauded the new administration government for accepting to continue in implementing the development projects that were being implemented by the previous government. Oxfam Malawi, Country Director, Lingalireni Mihowa said this Thursday during Budget Analysis Report Dissemination… Read More »Oxfam Applauds New Administration’s Stand On Projects

Malawians In S.Africa Embarks On Initiative to Woo Investors, Tourists

By Leonard Masauli Likoma, September 24, Mana: Malawians based in South Africa have embarked on an initiative to woo investors and tourists as one way of accelerating economic growth and development of their mother country – Malawi. The Malawians, through the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)… Read More »Malawians In S.Africa Embarks On Initiative to Woo Investors, Tourists

Malawian Innovator Rodgers Kaunda Turns Range Rover Into Office Desk

American Entertainment Industry Executive and MTV Networks Co-Founder Tom Freston once said:  “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.” Back home in Malawi, a local entrepreneur and innovator Rodgers Kaunda from Blantyre has turned a Range Rover… Read More »Malawian Innovator Rodgers Kaunda Turns Range Rover Into Office Desk

Malawian Film ‘Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Among Twelve Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity

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This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture tend to emphasize the worst in humanity. For example, Joker is about the descent into homicidal madness. Jojo Rabbit is about one of the worst events in human history, the Nazi Holocaust. 1917 is about another catastrophe, World… Read More »Malawian Film ‘Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Among Twelve Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity

Malawi Revises Maize Price

By Tiyanjane Nandie Mambucha Dowa, September 17, Mana: In a bid to reduce the cost incurred by associations and cooperatives when transporting maize to ADMARC depots, government through the Ministry of Agriculture has increased the selling price of maize for cooperatives and associations. The new… Read More »Malawi Revises Maize Price

Malawian Referee Kandulu Attends CAF Elite B Referees Online Course

Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) Assistant Referee Clemence Kanduku is attending a 5-day CAF Elite B Referees On-line course organized by the African Football governing body. The course, which started on Monday September 14, has attached participants from all English speaking countries across the continent.… Read More »Malawian Referee Kandulu Attends CAF Elite B Referees Online Course

Minister Kazako Faults ICT, Digital Broadcasting Policies

By Kondwani Magombo Mangochi, September 14, Mana: Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, on Monday described the country’s National ICT Policy and the Malawi Digital Broadcasting Policy as “myopic” and “counterproductive” saying they limit the growth of local businesses in the sector. The minister observed this… Read More »Minister Kazako Faults ICT, Digital Broadcasting Policies

Malawi Finance Minister Presents MK2.2 Trillion 2020/2021 Budget

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Felix Mlusu has presented to Parliament a 2020/2021 budget pegged at MK 2.2 trillion representing a 30.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Mlusu made the statement today in Parliament during his presentation of the 2020/2021 budget statement developed under… Read More »Malawi Finance Minister Presents MK2.2 Trillion 2020/2021 Budget

Maradona’s hand of God

By Michael Kachitsa Former Argentinian Diego Maradona scored one of the most underhanded goals in World Cup history in 1986. It’s known as the “Hand of God.” Standing at 5-foot-5 (1.65 meters), Maradona had a low center of gravity allied with exceptional strength, a combination… Read More »Maradona’s hand of God

Malawi Opposition Leader Nankhumwa Hails Tonse Administration for Promoting Unity

By Moses Nyirenda Lilongwe, September 8, Mana: Leader of the opposition in parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has commended the Tonse Alliance government for showing interest in promoting unity in the country through establishment of Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity. He made the remarks on… Read More »Malawi Opposition Leader Nankhumwa Hails Tonse Administration for Promoting Unity

Godfrey Chitalu Goal scoring machine

By Michael Kachitsa Godfrey Chitalu (1947–1993) was a Zambian former professional footballer who represented the Zambia national football team in international level from 1968 to 1980. During that time, he amassed 108 caps and scored 79 international goals making him the all-time record goalscorer for the Zambia national team, highest international goalscorer… Read More »Godfrey Chitalu Goal scoring machine

‘No Superior Religion On Earth; Co-Existence A Pillar Of Peace’

By Mphatso Nkuonera Lilongwe, August 27, Mana: Religious leaders have been requested to lead their congregants in peace building processes by embracing co –existence as a pillar towards avoiding conflicts in the country. United Religions Initiative-Malawi (URI) Southern African Region made the appeal at Logic… Read More »‘No Superior Religion On Earth; Co-Existence A Pillar Of Peace’

The Rise of Tech in Africa

By Michael Kachitsa 1.2 billion people live in Africa, and for the large part, the talent there has been underutilized from a global perspective. Previously this was largely due to geography – Africa is quite far away from the rest of the world, and transportation infrastructure is not well… Read More »The Rise of Tech in Africa

Chakwera Administration to Complete Mutharika’s Development Projects

By Martin Chiwanda Nsanje, August 21, Mana: Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Halima Daudi has said it is the wish of the Tonse Alliance-led Government to complete all development projects which were initiated by the previous administration. Daudi made the commitment in… Read More »Chakwera Administration to Complete Mutharika’s Development Projects

Ministry Of Labour Hints On Fee Hike For Technical Colleges

By Fostina Mkandawire Minister of Labour, Kenny Kandodo hinted that government is contemplating on revising tuition and boarding fees for technical colleges across the country. Kandodo was speaking in Lilongwe, during his familiarization tour of Lilongwe Technical College; Kandodo said government’s goal is to see… Read More »Ministry Of Labour Hints On Fee Hike For Technical Colleges

The 33 Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Who Built A $3 Million EdTech Company

By Michael Kachitsa Nigerian-born Temitope Ogunsemo, 33, is the founder of Krystal Digital, a fast-growing educational technology company that specializes in the creation, development and deployment of customized and service oriented software applications for educational institutions in Nigeria. Founded in 2010 in Lagos, Krystal Digital’s… Read More »The 33 Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Who Built A $3 Million EdTech Company

Upcoming African Models

By Michael Kachitsa Africa is home to beautiful women from many cultural backgrounds. A large number of women have successfully changed the way people perceive beauty. African models have successfully broken the stereotypes and making the continent proud. Fatima Siad – Somalia / Ethiopia Siad… Read More »Upcoming African Models

Watch: Nigerian Official Faints in Parliament During Corruption Probe

A Nigerian official collapsed on live TV whiles answering questions from lawmakers over mismanagement of funds allocated to a development commission in the country’s oil-rich region. Daniel Pondei, the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), slumped forward in his chair less… Read More »Watch: Nigerian Official Faints in Parliament During Corruption Probe

Covid-19 Dictionary

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic that started in China in December last year has disrupted life across the world. Measures like travel restrictions, border closures and stay-at-home orders have been implemented to prevent the spread of the virus. The new normal that has included working from… Read More »Covid-19 Dictionary

Smartphones in Africa

By Michael Kachitsa Sub-Saharan Africa is a large, diverse region, encompassing 37 countries ranging from South Africa and Nigeria, to Angola, Cameroon, and Mali. It’s a region where mobile technology is going through a major period of change, according to trade body the GSMA. More… Read More »Smartphones in Africa

Covid-19: Malawi President Rev Chakwera Declares Three Days of Prayer, Fasting

Malawi President Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has called upon all religiously-inclined citizens of the country to join him in observing three days of fasting and prayer from tomorrow Thursday, 16th July, to Saturday, 18th July, against the spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. A… Read More »Covid-19: Malawi President Rev Chakwera Declares Three Days of Prayer, Fasting

Covid-19: Over 300 Couples In China Set To Divorce After ‘Spending Time Together’

Divorce rates in China have risen significantly because ‘couples are spending too much time together at home’ during coronavirus self-isolation, according to register offices across the country, Daily Mail reports Over 300 couples have scheduled appointments to get a divorce since February 24, said Lu… Read More »Covid-19: Over 300 Couples In China Set To Divorce After ‘Spending Time Together’

Malawi President Mutharika Pledges More Development Ahead of Fresh Polls

As days to fresh presidential election draw closer, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday assured people in the country of continued development. Professor Mutharika, who is the torch bearer for the Democratic Progressive Party and United Democratic Front (DPPUDF) alliance in the fresh poll,… Read More »Malawi President Mutharika Pledges More Development Ahead of Fresh Polls

Malawi’s Finance Minister Presents MK 2 Trillion Budget

The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha has projected the 2020/2021 Budget at over MK2 trillion representing 28.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Mwanamvekha made the statement today at Parliament in Lilongwe during his presentation of the 2020/2021 Budget Statement. Minister… Read More »Malawi’s Finance Minister Presents MK 2 Trillion Budget

Kinnah Phiri Malawian legend

by Michael Kachitsa Born in Blantyre, Kinnah began playing football for local side Big Bullets F.C., and in 1982 was offered a contract by UAE club Sharjah SC. He was not allowed to leave the country, but he moved to Swaziland to play for Manzini Wanderers where he would finish his playing career.… Read More »Kinnah Phiri Malawian legend

Chisomo Children’s Club Needs Support To Disintegrate Street Kids

By Constance Pindikani      Lilongwe, May 27, Mana: Chisomo Children’s Club is working hand in hand with government in disintegrating street kids due to the Covid-19, to their various home-grown communities once identified. The Clubs Executive Director, Richard Mdyetseni acknowledged good health as one of the… Read More »Chisomo Children’s Club Needs Support To Disintegrate Street Kids

Community Structures Strategize On Girls’ Access To Sexual Reproductive Health Services

By Sam Majamanda Phalombe, May 18, Mana: Traditional leaders and community governance structures in the area of Traditional Authorities (T/As) Nazombe and Jenala in Phalombe district over the weekend laid out strategies aimed at improving girls’ access to sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR). During an… Read More »Community Structures Strategize On Girls’ Access To Sexual Reproductive Health Services

Beans, Cooked to Perfection

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By Our Food Correspondent Beans are underrated as the most popular relish perhaps found and eaten in almost all parts of the world. Institutions that cook for large number of people for example boarding schools have been saved on costs and otherwise by including beans… Read More »Beans, Cooked to Perfection