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Why CAF banned Central African Republic from playing Nigeria in their country
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Why CAF banned Central African Republic from playing Nigeria in their country

The Central African Republic will host Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier in Douala, Cameroon instead of their country. This is because of a standing order from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). In August this year, CAF barred eight countries from hosting World Cup qualifiers. They are: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Namibia and Niger. The decision was taken after the countries failed CAF’s venue inspections. They will instead play their home fixtures at a neutral ground. CAR defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first leg and will be looking to complete a stunning double over Gernot Rohr’s men in Douala.
Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon seeded ahead of 2022 AFCON draws
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Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon seeded ahead of 2022 AFCON draws

Nigeria will know their group stage opponents at the next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, when the draws are conducted on Tuesday The Confederation of African Football on Saturday seeded the countries, with the three-time African champions in Pot A. The 24 teams that have qualified, will be divided into six groups of four teams each. The countries were allocated into four pots of six teams each, based on the latest FIFA World Rankings. The Super Eagles finished in third place at the last AFCON played in Egypt. The 2022 AFCON will be played from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon The draw at the Palais du Congress will divide the entrants into six groups, from which all the winners and runners-up plus the best four third-placed teams will advance to the knoc...
Sierra Leone becomes last country to qualify for 2022 AFCON
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Sierra Leone becomes last country to qualify for 2022 AFCON

Sierra Leone on Tuesday, became the last nation to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. Kei Kamara scored the only goal of the game, as John Kester’s men beat Benin Republic 1-0. The match had been postponed several times because of COVID-19 issues, but was eventually settled today. A total of 23 teams have already confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Next year’s AFCON will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan
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Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan

The Malawi internationals made bright starts to the season, providing three of the goals for the hosts in the opening game Tabitha Chawinga made a goalscoring debut and sister Temwa scored a brace in Wuhan's 4-0 victory over Sichuan in Saturday’s 2021 Chinese Women's Super League opener. In October, both sisters faced off in the 2020 Chinese final, with Temwa helping Wuhan silence Tabitha's Jiangsu 4-0 to celebrate their first league diadem in 19 years of their history. Tabitha joined Wuhan from Jiangsu Suning in January 2021, teaming up for the first time since Kvarnsvedens in 2017 with sister Temwa, who enters her second season with the Chinese champions.
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed

The 23 countries that qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, have been confirmed. They are Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Sierra Leone’s match against the Benin Republic was called off yesterday after the Squirrels refused to play in protest of several of their players allegedly returning positive COVID-19 tests shortly before kickoff. However, the fate of the match and teams is pending a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Cape Verde defeated Mozambique 1-0 following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixtures on Tuesday. Malawi ...
Malawian Man Dies From ‘Extreme Orgasm’ After Having Sex With Prostitute
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Malawian Man Dies From ‘Extreme Orgasm’ After Having Sex With Prostitute

A MAN has died from an "extreme orgasm" after passing out while he romped with a sex worker. The 35-year-old, named in a police report as Charles Majawa, lost consciousness after having sex with the woman in the trading district of Phalombe, Malawi. He died shortly after doing the deed - and a postmortem has officially determined the cause of death as an excessive orgasm. The working woman decided to report the death to police after speaking with her colleagues. Cops and a medical examiner from Migowi Health Centre viewed the body and confirmed the cause of death on August 18 last year. A postmortem report listed the cause of death as being due to “excessive orgasm which caused blood vessels in the brain to rupture.” Cops confirmed that the woman would not be held lia...
Fans throw bottles and stones at Diamond Platnumz after flopped show in Malawi
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Fans throw bottles and stones at Diamond Platnumz after flopped show in Malawi

Diamond Platnumz was in Malawi this past weekend where he was set to perform. Having won the hearts of most Africans, the Bongo singer assumed that the same reception he receives in East Africa would be the same in Malawi. However turns out that Malawi fans are not jokers and will not entertain a 5 minute show. This is probably because they spent their money buying tickets only for the Wasafi CEO to give them half a second show! Well, after realizing that they were being played by the organizers and Wasafi team; rumor has it that Diamond Platnumz was forced to go into hiding after fans started booing and throwing both stones and bottles at him while on stage! Judging from the videos making rounds on social media it’s evident to see that the Wasafi CEO was indeed booed off stag...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
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Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten
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Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten

The teenager passed away on Sunday with many of the club's players quick to pay tribute Manchester City have confirmed the death of former academy player Jeremy Wisten, who passed away at the age of just 18. Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City's elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club. While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, City posted a brief statement in tribute to Wisten on Sunday night.
11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi
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11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi

An 11-year-old boy, identified as Humphreys Chipeta, has died after drinking five bottles of Kachasu at a drinking contest in Mzimba. The boy who, according to his peers, was an avid drunkard had reached finals of the contest when he collapsed. The beer downing competition which was pegged at MK20,000 had been raised amongst all fierce boozers in the area and was organized for boys under the age of 14, according to our source. “The contest was in categories. They took ages used in football like under 14 to under 21 then the seniors,” said Emmanuel Chirwa, an eye witness. He added: “It usually happens and the deceased boy was a defending champion. We suspect foul play on the death. Otherwise, he was not just an amateur boozer.” Some of the rules of the contest, according ...
Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert
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Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert

Jabi Lake Mall board has denied authorizing Naira Marley concert, as they expressed shock and disappointment over the development. According to a report by THISDAY, the board condemned the illegal action in the strongest terms, clarifying that the event took against express instructions given to the property manager. According to a source close to the shareholders; “Jabi Lake Mall was built in 2015 with the vision of creating a beautiful lakeside property that allowed the residents of Abuja to shop, relax, network and have fun. The mall was also designed to invigorate the local economy and provide a safe and comfortable location for retailers to sell their goods. “As is typical for large properties like this, the shareholders selected a property manager who was paid to manage...
Malawi president takes wage cut to fund coronavirus fight
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Malawi president takes wage cut to fund coronavirus fight

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same. Mutharika said in a statement he had ordered the treasury to cut his own salary and the wages of his ministers and deputy ministers by 10 percent for three months. The money saved would be directed towards the fight against the novel coronavirus, he added. Malawi has so far recorded four cases of the virus. “Government will take measures to protect jobs and incomes, protect businesses and ensure continuity of the supply chain and the survival of the economy,” he said in a statement. Mutharika also announced the opening of new testing centres for COVID-19 and the recruitment by the health ministry of 2,000 extra staf...
‘If It Comes, It Will Overwhelm Us’: Malawi Braces For Coronavirus
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‘If It Comes, It Will Overwhelm Us’: Malawi Braces For Coronavirus

When the overcrowded, long-distance bus from Johannesburg arrived at the Malawian border post of Mwanza last week, one passenger was dead. Fearing he had picked up Covid-19 in South Africa and infected all his fellow travellers, the guards sent everyone to a hastily-built quarantine centre for 14 days. The man had died of other causes but Malawi, which is well used to devastating diseases like HIV/Aids, cholera and malaria, is taking no chances. Along with São Tomé, Comoros, South Sudan, Burundi, and Sierra Leone in Africa, it is one of the last countries in the world not to have confirmed a single Covid-19 case yet. In Malawi only 20 people a day can be tested for the virus, and there are just 25 intensive care unit beds and seven ventilators in the country of more than 18 milli...
See The Only 6 African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19
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See The Only 6 African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19

Six of Africa’s 54 nations are among the last in the world yet to report cases of the new coronavirus. The global pandemic has been confirmed in almost every country, but for a handful of far-flung tiny island states, war-torn Yemen and isolated North Korea. In Africa authorities claim they are spared by god, or simply saved by low air traffic to their countries, however some fear it is lack of testing that is hiding the true impact. – South Sudan – The east African nation is barely emerging from six years of civil war and with high levels of hunger, illness and little infrastructure, observers fear the virus could wreak havoc. Doctor Angok Gordon Kuol, one of those charged with overseeing the fight against the virus, said the country had only carried out 12 tests, none ...
Malawi also evacuates its citizens from South Africa
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Malawi also evacuates its citizens from South Africa

88 Malawians running away from South Africa’s xenophobic attacks are on their way home and are expected to arrive in Malawi today, the diplomacy said on Wednesday. Foreign ministry spokesperson Rejoice Shupa said that the Malawians were dispatched following their consent to leave South Africa. On arrival, they will be given money to enable them pay for bus fares to their home towns, Shupa said. The official said her ministry had received assistance from the United Nations’ International Office of Migration and the South African government for the repatriation of the 88 Malawians, who are part of the 113 Malawians who had taken refuge at a makeshift camp outside Johannesburg following the attacks. According to Shupa, the rest of the Malawians will be repatriated soonest should t...
Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Pull Out From WEF Africa Holding In South Africa
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Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Pull Out From WEF Africa Holding In South Africa

Following the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, three countries have pulled out from this year's World Economic Forum on Africa. The countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi withdraw from the annual meeting of which was slated to held in Capetown, South Africa, on Wednesday, September 4th, in retaliation to the attacks going on in the host country. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. In the “Doing business in Africa: a survey of CEOs.” themed meeting, we gathers that PwC Africa presents the findings of a survey of over 80 CEOs from 19 African countries. It exa...
Wednesday’s Cosafa Cup Group A action: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview
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Wednesday’s Cosafa Cup Group A action: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

Group A remains wide open with an opportunity for all of its participants to sneak into the next round of the Cosafa Cup It is winner takes all in Group A of the Cosafa Cup as Comoros take on fellow islanders Mauritius on Wednesday afternoon. With a win yet to be registered by any team in the group and this being the final game of the group stage for both teams due to the withdrawal of Angola, the stakes are intriguingly poised. Eswatini currently leads the group standings with just two points following two draws against both Comoros and Mauritius, meaning that a win for either Comoros or Mauritius would be enough to see them advance to the next stage of the competition, joining Malawi from Group B, who have already qualified.
Luke Perry’s Daughter Sophie Announces A School In Malawi Will Be Named In Honour Of Her Late Father
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Luke Perry’s Daughter Sophie Announces A School In Malawi Will Be Named In Honour Of Her Late Father

Luke Perry's daughter, Sophie Perry, is working hard to make sure her father's legacy lives on. Less than two months after her father's death, Sophie, 18, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that she'd managed to raise the funds to open a preschool in Malawi, which will bare her father's name in honour of his memory. "Thank you to everybody who donated to help with our projects!" Sophie wrote, referring to the GoFundMe campaign she started to raise money for their efforts. "Our first school is finished and I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am to see it open on Wednesday. Thank you to my amazing partner Ruben for everything. Especially for fighting to name the school after my dad," she added in the caption, alongside a photo of herself and her friends, Gabriela and Ruben, ...
Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.
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Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.

The World Bank who released the taxonomy of growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa in its latest report on the regional economy titled, ‘Africa’s Pulse’, disclosed that Nigeria's economy slipping. According to the World Bank, Nigeria's economy has been slipping since 1995 and this continued till 2018. The apex bank who disclosed that its analysis involved a series of macroeconomic variables for 44 sub-Saharan African countries from 1995 to 2018, added that the taxonomy is used to help identify the factors that are correlated with success or failure in economic growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on macroeconomic and financial variables. The World Bank said, “The bottom tercile consists of 19 countries: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, the Republic of Congo, the Co...
About 3 Million People Affected By Cyclone Idai In Mozambique – UN
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About 3 Million People Affected By Cyclone Idai In Mozambique – UN

Cyclone Idai: Death toll at 686, about 3 million adversely impacted Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. UN chief Antonio Guterres is calling on the international community to fund appeals to aid the cyclone-hit region. MOZAMBIQUE Cyclone Idai made landfall the night of March 14 near the port city of Beira, bringing heavy winds and rains. Two major rivers, the Buzi and the Pungue, burst their banks, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the water. Number killed: 447 Number injured: 1,500 Houses damaged or destroyed: 33,600 Crops damaged: 500,000 hectares Number affected: 1.85 million ZIMBABWE On March 16, the storm hit eastern Zimbabwe, where it flattened homes...
Sexy Female Albino in Malawi Shares Hot Photo of Herself
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Sexy Female Albino in Malawi Shares Hot Photo of Herself

A female albino in Malawi has shared a sexy photo of herself while urging her countrymen in the country to stop killing people of her kind for ritual purposes. The lady has joined a host of others to condemn the abductions and killings of Albinos in Malawi and other African countries such as South Africa. People who live with albinism are treated “more like ghosts than humans”, following years of ostracisation and a general lack of public understanding. In a post she shared on her social media page, she wrote: “We are a special kind and it is not right for soem people to feel we are not fit to stay in the world by using us for ritual. i will advise Africans to stop this barbaric act and embrace love across all peoples:
Top 10 Poorest Countries In Africa 2019
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Top 10 Poorest Countries In Africa 2019

We’ve come up with a list of the Poorest African Countries as of 2019. The below list features African countries living in extreme poverty The major factor in determining the poorest countries in the world is by taking a look at each nation’s gross domestic product per capita. This measures the purchasing power of each nation in the international market and is a good indicator to use for determining how rich and how poor a country is. This is a list of the top 10 Poorest country in Africa right now: 1. Malawi With a GDP per capita of $226 Malawi stands as the poorest nation in Africa. Poverty in Malawi is extensive and deepening with life expectancy for Malawians now stands at 63.7 from the previous 63.8 mark, a latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Develop...
Fasting and Prayers to be Offered for Shepherd Bushiri Accused of Fraud
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Fasting and Prayers to be Offered for Shepherd Bushiri Accused of Fraud

Zimbabwean pastor, Ubert Angel has called for fasting and prayers for his friend and fellow pastor, Shepherd Bushiri, who got arrested in South Africa. Shepherd Bushiri and his wife were arrested last week for fraud and money laundering. He is accused of sending sending R15million out of South Africa to his birth country Malawi through vehicles and his private jet. Pastor of Spirit Embassy, Uebert Angel has called for prayers for the the embattled preacher via his social media handles. He wrote: “FASTING and PRAYER from 12 midnight to Monday 1300 afternoon for MAJOR 1 @shepherdbushiri and @prophetess_mary_b We are praying and fasting THANKING GOD in FAITH for What he is about to do in our LIVES and in the PROPHETS’ lives… VICTORY IS GUARANTEED in CHRIST that we SURE OF becaus...
Thief Who Was Admitted In a Hospital Caught Stealing From Patient
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Thief Who Was Admitted In a Hospital Caught Stealing From Patient

A thief who was admitted in a hospital, has been paraded after he was caught stealing from a patient at the medical facility. The thief who was caught stealing at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi on Friday, was apprehended after the woman who was about to sleep – screamed after seeing a hand on her after opening a window of ward at the hospital. The suspect who was burnt by his brother over his habitual behavior of theft and admitted at the hospital, was dragged to his room which was directly opposite the ward by the security operatives. Two mobile phones, some cash and other items which was stolen from another patient was recovered from the suspect who is in police custody
Madonna Shares Rare Photo Of All Her Six Children As They Spend Thanksgiving In Malawi
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Madonna Shares Rare Photo Of All Her Six Children As They Spend Thanksgiving In Malawi

Pop queen, Madonna, shared this rare of all six of her children together as they celebrate Thanksgiving in Malawi. The 60-year-old pop icon captioned the image with the words: 'What I am Most THANKFUL for! My Children have led me down roads and opened doors I never imagined I’d walk through.' Pictured in the photo is Madonna's eldest daughter, Lourdes, 22, from her relationship with dancer Carlos Leon, 52, alongside Rocco, 18, from Madonna's marriage to film director Guy Ritchie, 50. Others are David Banda, 13, Mercy James, and twins Estere and Stella Mwale, who all are her adopted children from Malawi.
United States First Lady Melania Trump, Ready To Visit Africa For The First Time
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United States First Lady Melania Trump, Ready To Visit Africa For The First Time

There are arrangements being made for the first solo trip of the United States first lady Melania Trump, to Africa. She will be visiting some African countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October, with plans to emphasize child welfare in the countries. Mrs. Trump, alongside the first ladies of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, made this known at the UN General Assembly in New York.   Oct. 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa,” Mrs. Trump said during her brief remark.
Madonna Dresses Son In Gucci For Dance-Filled 13th Birthday Party
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Madonna Dresses Son In Gucci For Dance-Filled 13th Birthday Party

She is a mother of six. And Madonna lavished attention on her son David Banda this Saturday as he got decked out in head-to-toe Gucci for his 13th birthday party. The 60-year-old, who adopted four of her six children from Malawi including David, threw a fete that hummed with music ostensibly from Africa. In a video she posted to Instagram, Madonna shimmied and twirled with fellow revelers on a spread of colorful rugs that had been set up as a sort of dance floor. A drummer played in the background, and her two twin daughters Stella and Estere -also wearing Gucci - joined Madge in the fun. Madonna posted an Instagram snap of herself and David for her 11.9 million followers, writing in the caption: 'Happy Birthday To My lucky #13! Rise Above all limitations! #banda #birthday ...
Malawi’s Vice President Attacks President, Resigns
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Malawi’s Vice President Attacks President, Resigns

Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima, publicly attacked the corruption of the president’s government and announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run. Chilima was handpicked by President Peter Mutharika to run alongside him in the 2014 elections on the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) ticket. His dramatic decision to quit the DPP has exposed a widening rift in the ruling party, which has come under heavy criticism for alleged corruption. “Despite all the sacrifices that our forefathers made, our nation remains one of the poorest. Nepotism, cronyism and corruption are rampant and only those connected continue to benefit,” he said at a media conference in Lilongwe. “We must give this country a new lease of life. We must clean thi...
‘My Son Is The Future President Of Malawi’ – Madonna
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‘My Son Is The Future President Of Malawi’ – Madonna

American pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, "the future president of Malawi" in a tweet praising the 12-year-old. The US singer has has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi. On President’s Day I celebrate The Future President of Malawi! ?? The Warm Heart of AfricA. ? #banda #destined #for #greatness ???♥? pic.twitter.com/Vp9BZzn5Hm — Madonna (@Madonna) February 20, 2018 Though Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with Malawian authorities in the past. In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of "bullying state officials", exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment. Madonna's manager also accused Malawi's government of having a "grudge" against the singer's charity, Raising Malawi, which she founded the same year she...
RwandAir To Start Flights To Abuja, Cape Town
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RwandAir To Start Flights To Abuja, Cape Town

RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare, Zimbabwe. However, the officials did not give timeframe during which they intend to start flying to the new destinations, but hastened to add that this will not take long. The Abuja route will be tagged to the existing Accra destination, where the flight will stop in Abuja before heading to Accra in Ghana and is expected to be operated four times a week. "This is yet another big milestone for RwandAir as we continue to expand our network. Our aim is to provide our customers with seamless and better connections on the continent and beyond," said Chance Nd...
Mall For Africa Expands To 11 New Markets
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Mall For Africa Expands To 11 New Markets

Mall for Africa, an e-commerce and m-commerce platform present in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda, has expanded to 11 new countries in Africa in response to rising demand for its patented service. The app will now be available in Angola, Chad, Guinea, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Sierra Leone. The app offers billions of items from more than 250 top US and UK retailers – stores that would otherwise be inaccessible to many African customers – and manages every aspect of the order and return cycle. "This is an exciting time for Mall for Africa as our rapid growth will afford millions of new customers the opportunity to shop from the most desired retailers," said Chris Folayan, CEO of Mall for Africa. "Current customers in Niger...
Two Arrested For Drug Trafficking At Abuja Airport
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Two Arrested For Drug Trafficking At Abuja Airport

A 34-year-old single mother, Harriet Solabi, has been arrested by anti-narcotic agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while she was on the verge of smuggling illicit substances out of the country. Solabi, who holds a Higher National Diploma from a polytechnic in the South-West, had successfully checked in two bags, said to have contained personal effects, on an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa. She had boarded when she was recalled by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, an action that resulted in the flight being delayed. NDLEA Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, Jonah Achema, who confirmed the arrest, stated that Solabi’s personal effects were evacuated for security and investigation purpose. According to Achema, “the fligh...
Police Arrest Rapper For Questioning Over Rape Song
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Police Arrest Rapper For Questioning Over Rape Song

The police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for a budding local hip-hop artist behind a new song rights activists say promotes violence against women. The title of the song is “Rape,” and the government censorship board is also reviewing it amid calls that it be banned. Local artist Mwiza Chavula raps in the Chichewa language, which is widely spoken in Malawi. In his latest song, a man is telling a woman long refusing his sexual advances that he will one day get her drunk, seal her mouth with a tape or socks, and rape her. The song ends with the sound of a woman crying. The spokesperson for the Malawi National Police, James Kadadzera, told VOA authorities are seeking Chavula for questioning. “We are looking for the artist for questioning. Wherever we may find him, we wil...
‘King George’ Weah And The T.B. Joshua Connection, By Tawia Acheampong
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‘King George’ Weah And The T.B. Joshua Connection, By Tawia Acheampong

Hot on the heels of George Weah’s triumphant ascension to the Liberian presidency, a question of purported ‘spiritual’ involvement still lingers… Local and international media organisations are understandably agog with the news that George Weah has officially been declared the president-Elect of the West African nation of Liberia. Thus, let me do the dutiful and begin by offering my wholehearted congratulations to Mr. Weah on his outstanding victory – a testament to the power of perseverance and sheer determination. If his political prowess has any semblance to his athleticism and football skills, I am assured Liberia will greatly benefit from his time in office! However, the purpose of this particular article is not to regurgitate Weah’s inspiring ‘rags-to-riches’ tale, made all the...
Malawi Declares State Of Disaster In Armyworm Affected Districts
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Malawi Declares State Of Disaster In Armyworm Affected Districts

President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has declared a state of disaster in all districts affected by fall army worms. A statement released by the Government of Malawi says the disaster has affected 20 out of 28 districts in the country. It says the President has done this in accordance with powers conferred upon him by Section 32(1) of the Disaster Preparedness Act with effect from, 15th December, 2017. According to the statement since the onset of the 2017/ 2018 cropping season and as at 8th December 2017, the Fall Armyworms had affected thousands of hectares and 133,083 farming families in the process. The statement further says that the fall Armyworms are mostly attacking maize, sorghum and millet. Government, through the Ministry of Agricultu...
Drought Behind Worsening Power Outages In Malawi
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Drought Behind Worsening Power Outages In Malawi

Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country’s main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company said on Thursday. The impoverished southern African country which relies on hydroelectricity has been hit by intermitted blackouts since last year, but the outages have recently worsened, lasting up to 25 hours. The state-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) said power output had been halved as water levels in the Shire River dropped to critical levels. The water from the river normally generates a total of 300 megawatts of electricity, which is 98% of the country’s supply. “For the past three weeks, the available capacity was 160 megawatts,” said ESCOM in a statement. Affected...
Eight People Accused Of Being Vampires Killed In Malawi
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Eight People Accused Of Being Vampires Killed In Malawi

The Police on Friday confirmed that eight people accused of being “vampires’’ were killed by an angry mob in Malawi. The police spokesperson, Ramsey Mushani, told dpa on Friday that the killings, which took place in Malawi’s south, are based on the belief that “vampires’’ dressed in black enter the homes of sleeping residents to suck their blood. Mr. Mushani said the latest killing occurred on Thursday in the southern city of Blantyre when a group of angry residents accused an epileptic man of being a vampire and then killed him, The spokesperson said thirty-one people have been arrested on charges of murder, assault and arson due to the mob killings. The UN and the U.S. embassy in Malawi issued warnings to foreigners visiting southern Malawi. Myths and superstitions are dee...
Mozambique Deports Malawians Seeking To Enter South Africa
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Mozambique Deports Malawians Seeking To Enter South Africa

Mozambican authorities have deported 88 Malawi nationals suspected of attempting to sneak into South Africa, local media reported. The Malawi 24 newspaper said the 88 were arrested in Mozambique’s Tete Province after using uncharted routes and improper travel documents. The deportees, the Malawi 24 explained, were hoping to secure employment in the much larger South Africa economy. The paper said eight of those deported were women while one was a minor. Tete Province is near the border with Malawi and it is some 1,600km north of the capital Maputo. Civil war The more expansive Mozambique almost surrounds Malawi. Malawi hosted thousands of Mozambican refugees during and in the aftermath of the latter’s protracted civil war. However, their relations have deteriorated ...
Presidents Of Zambia, Uganda And Malawi Renew Efforts To End Child Marriage
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Presidents Of Zambia, Uganda And Malawi Renew Efforts To End Child Marriage

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Peter Mutharika of Malawi have pledged to support efforts in ending child marriage in Africa by 2030. They made the pledge ahead of the opening of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly together with the African Union Social Affairs Commissioner Amira Elfadil at an END Child Marriage event organised by UN Women in New York. President Lungu acknowledged that the problem is ongoing in Africa and girls who marry young have been denied their rights. This point was buttressed by President Mutharika who said every child must be empowered to reach their highest potential in life. “We cannot harvest the best potential unless we stop early marriage,” he added. After a two-year parliamentary process a...
Kenya Bans Plastic Bags, May Fine Violators Up To $38,000
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Kenya Bans Plastic Bags, May Fine Violators Up To $38,000

A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found in violation of the ban could be given a maximum fine of US $38 000 or serve a four-year jail term. The ban applies to the use, manufacture, and importation of plastics and gives a minimum fine of about $17 000 or two years imprisonment, according to Kenyan government. Exemptions were made for those producing plastic bags used for industrial purposes. Thin plastic shopping bags litter the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. They have created towering piles at dump sites. Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi are among the countries that have adopted or announced such bans. Some 100 million plastic bags are handed out every year in Kenya by supermarkets alone, accord...
PenCom Queries Bill On Paramilitary Pension Scheme
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PenCom Queries Bill On Paramilitary Pension Scheme

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has kicked against the bill seeking to exclude paramilitary organisations including the police from the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The Acting Director-General of PenCom, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, said in Abeokuta that the exclusion of the paramilitary organisations from the national pension scheme would not augur well for the officers and men of the outfits. She spoke at the 2017 Annual Retreat organised by Pension Operators (PenOp) comprising 21 Pension Funds Administrators (PFAs) and four Pension Custodians. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a bill seeking to amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to exclude members of the Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Customs Service (NSCDC) from th...
President Peter Mutharika Declares Madonna As ‘Daughter Of Malawi’
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President Peter Mutharika Declares Madonna As ‘Daughter Of Malawi’

Madonna was welcomed in Malawi on Tuesday for the official opening of a hospital children’s wing funded by her charity and named after one of the four children the pop star has adopted from the impoverished southern African nation. “You started by adopting four Malawian children, now we are adopting you as the daughter of this nation,” President Peter Mutharika declared at the ceremony. “There are so many things I never imagined I will do. I never imagined one day I will build this kind of a hospital,” said Madonna, who explained that she grew up without a mother and wanted to give the best to Malawian children. “Never give up on your dreams,” she added. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the ci...
Malawi Stampede: We’re Mourning With You – Mutharika Tells Bereaved Families
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Malawi Stampede: We’re Mourning With You – Mutharika Tells Bereaved Families

Seven children and one adult were killed in a stampede at Malawi’s national stadium on Thursday as large crowds gathered for independence day celebrations, police said. The stampede occurred when gates were opened at the 40 000-seat Bingu stadium in the capital Lilongwe for a presidential address and football match to mark the annual holiday. “Eight people – seven children aged around eight years old, and one adult died,” national police spokesperson James Kadadzera told AFP. He said 62 people had been injured and were receiving treatment at Lilongwe’s main hospital. “My government will do all it can to assist the bereaved families,” President Peter Mutharika said at an independence day prayer meeting. “We are mourning with you.” Mutharika cancelled his traditional indepe...
Malawi Football Stadium Stampede Kills Eight
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Malawi Football Stadium Stampede Kills Eight

Eight people including seven children have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi, police say. Dozens more were injured in the crush at Lilongwe's Bingu national stadium. The stampede reportedly happened as thousands of people tried to find seats ahead of a friendly between top sides Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers. President Peter Mutharika has offered his condolences and said the government will do all it can to assist the families of the bereaved.
Africa Dominates Elizabeth II’s 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award List
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Africa Dominates Elizabeth II’s 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award List

Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, is to set to decorate a total of 59 recipients with this year’s edition of the Queen’s “Young Leaders Award.” The pool of awardees which is from across Commonwealth nations is however dominated by Africans who make up 25 of the recipients as announced by the awards organizing committee. The 2017 edition is the third in a series. Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda topped Africa’s list with three recipients each, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Seychelles and Sierra Leone got two candidates each. A national each from Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland and Zambia completed the list. The award is reserved for young people between the ages of 18-29 years from across the Commonwealth, young people leading their communities and impacting lives ...
Nigerian Man Proposes To His Girlfriend From Malawi In A Romantic Way
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Nigerian Man Proposes To His Girlfriend From Malawi In A Romantic Way

When Nigeria meets Malawi..A Nigerian entrepreneur, Diala-uka Bobby surprised his Malawian girlfriend Edna Muluzi after devising this means to propose to her... He took his partner into the bedroom blindfolded without her knowing what was already planned.. The handsome guy who placed roses on the bed asking her 'Will You Marry Me', popped the question as soon as she entered the room... She said YES to his proposal.
Abeokuta Ranked Fourth Worst City To Live In Africa
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Abeokuta Ranked Fourth Worst City To Live In Africa

Abeokuta Nigeria scored fourth from bottom on a new study of quality of life in 60 African cities conducted by Swiss research body Communaute d’Etudes pour l’Amenagement du Territoire at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Lagos, another Nigerian city covered by the Swiss study was placed at 43rd position. The study which included all of the continent’s capitals and its largest urban centres, was based on criteria including social and living conditions, infrastructure, governance and environment. “Until now, rankings for Africa were done for investors and expatriates.” Jerome Chenal, a Swiss urban sociologist who directed the survey told Afrique Mediterranee Business, the Paris-based magazine that commissioned the study, stating that theirs is the first survey...
65 Countries That Drive On The Left Side Of The Road. 1 Country Will Shock You
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65 Countries That Drive On The Left Side Of The Road. 1 Country Will Shock You

Have you been thinking it’s only The United Kingdom and a few other countries that drive on the left side? Those few other countries are definitely not less than 65. So, don’t go crossing anyhow when visiting these countries.. Watch out for British Virgin Islands… it will shock you. AFRICA 1. Botswana 2. Kenya 3. Lesotho 4. Malawi 5. Mauritius 6. Mozambique 7. Namibia 8. South Africa 9. Swaziland 10. Tanzania 11. Uganda 12. Zambia 13. Zimbabwe ASIA 1. Bangladesh 2. Bhutan 3. Brunei 4. East Timor 5. Hong Kong 6. Indonesia 7. India 8. Japan 9. Macau 10. Malaysia 11. Nepal 12. Pakistan 13. Singapore 14. Sri Lanka 15. Thailand AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA 1. Australia 2. Cook Islands 3. Fiji 4. Kiribati 5. Nauru 6. New Zealand 7. Niue 8.Papua New Guinea 9....

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