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Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi

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Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi

- Harambee Stars take on the Flames of Malawi today in an international friendly match at Machakos Stadium. Coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to use Kenya-based players in today’s match. This is part of preparations towards next year’s Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) to be held in Kenya. It will be the first time Okumbi will be testing his Chan squad in what is expected to become a monthly ritual

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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals

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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals

- BLANTYRE — In a pediatric ward at Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, the largest referral health facility in Malawi, mothers look frustrated because of a long wait for a nurse to check on their children. A visit to other outpatient wards reveals more packed waiting rooms. Such is the situation in public hospitals across Malawi where 65 percent of nursing positions remain vacant. The shortages leave the country’s public health system in dire need of nurses, and recruiting trained staff remains difficult as many registered nurses prefer the higher pay and better working conditions they can find in private hospitals or abroad

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Madonna. Le père des jumelles veut voir ses filles revenir au Malawi

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Madonna. Le père des jumelles veut voir ses filles revenir au Malawi

- Le père biologique des jumelles adoptées début février par Madonna au Malawi a assuré ce dimanche à la presse britannique qu’il ne pensait pas que la chanteuse en aurait la garde définitive. Selon lui, Madonna n’était qu’une « mère d’accueil » et ses filles devaient revenir au pays. Le père biologique d’Esther et Stella, des jumelles adoptées par Madonna ce 7 février à l’orphelinat de Lilongwe (Malawi), estime avoir été trahi. Adam

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Madonna faced sharp questions in Malawi adoption process

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Madonna faced sharp questions in Malawi adoption process

- LILONGWE, Malawi: Madonna was asked "uncomfortable questions" by a judge in Malawi during the pop star's successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Judge Fiona Mwale detailed her reasons for letting Madonna adopt the 4-year-old twin girls in a ruling on Tuesday, saying she was satisfied that Madonna "is motivated by her desire to offer

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

- The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. Updated: 2:56 PM EST Feb 8, 2017 Madonna has adopted twins from Malawi. The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. She said she's "overjoyed." I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

- The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. Updated: 2:56 PM EST Feb 8, 2017 Madonna has adopted twins from Malawi. The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. She said she's "overjoyed." I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin

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Madonna confirms adoption of twin sisters from Malawi in Instagram post

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Madonna confirms adoption of twin sisters from Malawi in Instagram post

- Comments Share Madonna confirms adoption of twin sisters from Malawi in Instagram post Singer Madonna has confirmed she has adopted twin sisters from Malawi and said she is "overjoyed" to have them as part of her family. Singer Madonna has confirmed she has adopted twin sisters from Malawi and said she is "overjoyed" to have them as part of her family. Share Madonna confirms adoption of twin sisters

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

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Madonna adopts twins from Malawi

- The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. Updated: 1:56 PM CST Feb 8, 2017 Madonna has adopted twins from Malawi. The superstar posted the news on her social media accounts Wednesday, saying they are now a part of her family. She said she's "overjoyed." I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin

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Madonna va adopter des jumelles au Malawi

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Madonna va adopter des jumelles au Malawi

- La pop-star américaine Madonna a été autorisée mardi par la justice du Malawi à adopter des jumelles dans ce pays d'Afrique australe où elle avait déjà adopté un garçon en 2006 et une fille en 2009, a-t-on appris de source judiciaire. «Je peux confirmer que Madonna a obtenu le droit d'adopter deux enfants», a déclaré à l'AFP Mlenga Mvula, porte-parole du tribunal de Lilongwe. Il s'agit de jumelles âgées de

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Madonna granted permission to adopt twins from Malawi

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Madonna granted permission to adopt twins from Malawi

- LILONGWE, Malawi — Malawi's High Court on Tuesday, Feb. 7, granted Madonna permission to adopt twins from the Southern African country, a judiciary spokesman said.

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Madonna adopts 4-year-old twin girls in Malawi

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Madonna adopts 4-year-old twin girls in Malawi

- Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | US superstar Madonna adopted twin girls in Malawi on Tuesday, a court official told AFP, raising to four the total number of children she has adopted from the southern African nation. Just two weeks ago, she denied being involved in a fresh adoption application in Malawi, where she has been caught up in controversy. “I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order

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Malawi court allows Madonna to adopt twin girls

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Malawi court allows Madonna to adopt twin girls

- A court in Malawi on Tuesday approved Madonna's request to adopt two four-year-old twin girls, adding to the two other children that the US pop superstar adopted previously from the country. "I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children," judicial spokesman Mlenga Mvula told AFP, adding they were twins called Esther and Stella. Madonna, who set up a charity called Raising Malawi in the

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Madonna to Adopt Twin Girls from Malawi

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Madonna to Adopt Twin Girls from Malawi

- American pop star Madonna has been granted permission to adopt twin girls from Malawi, a spokesman for Malawi's judiciary said Tuesday. Judicial spokesman Mlenga Mvula confirmed to multiple news agencies that the High Court in the southern African nation gave its approval for her to adopt the girls, who will be the third and fourth children she has adopted from the country. Earlier this year, Madonna had denied reports that

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Malawi, Tanzania to revive lake dispute talks

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Malawi, Tanzania to revive lake dispute talks

- Blantyre - Malawi and its northern neighbour Tanzania have agreed to revive talks to resolve a long-running border dispute, President Peter Mutharika said on Tuesday after meeting Tanzania's foreign minister in Lilongwe. The two east African neighbours are at odds over the ownership of Lake Malawi which straddles both countries with Tanzania claiming the top half of Africa's third largest freshwater lake - a claim contested by Malawi. "The mediation

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Madonna wins permission to adopt 2 more children from Malawi: Judiciary spokesman

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Madonna wins permission to adopt 2 more children from Malawi: Judiciary spokesman

- LILONGWE, MALAWI (Reuters) - Malawi's High Court gave approval on Tuesday (Feb 7) for US pop star Madonna to adopt two children, bringing the total to four children the singer has taken into her care from the impoverished southern African country, a court official said. Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was delivered. "Today the High Court made a

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Mikataba ya ushirikiano kati ya Tanzania na Malawi yasainiwa

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Mikataba ya ushirikiano kati ya Tanzania na Malawi yasainiwa

- Dar es Salaam. Tanzania na Malawi zimesaini mikataba ya kushirikiana katika mashauriano ya kisiasa, kidiplomasia na usafiri wa anga kwa kusaidia kuweka mazingira mazuri ya kushughulikia mgogoro wa mpaka wa Ziwa Nyasa. Mikataba hiyo imesainiwa baada ya kikao cha Tume ya Kudumu ya Pamoja ya Ushirikiano (JPCC) kati ya Tanzania na Malawi, kufanyika kutokana na maelekezo ya marais wa nchi hizo ambao walikutana nchini Ethiopia katika Mkutano wa Wakuu wa

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Madonna applies to adopt 2 more children from Malawi

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Madonna applies to adopt 2 more children from Malawi

- Lilongwe - Pop star Madonna has filed for the adoption of two more children from Malawi. A government spokesperson says the singer appeared before a High Court judge on Wednesday. Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula says it is now up to the court to decide whether to grant the adoption order. The singer will have to wait a week before hearing the decision on her application. Madonna in 2008 adopted David Banda

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Red Means Go at Pediatric Wards in Southern Malawi

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Red Means Go at Pediatric Wards in Southern Malawi

- BLANTYRE, MALAWI — It is no longer first come, first served at public hospitals in southern Malawi. Three years ago, health workers began using a system designed by the World Health Organization to triage sick children using the three colors of a traffic light. Case in point: Patricia Hamza holds her daughter’s hand as they walk into the Ndirande health center. The girl looks pale and weak, and Hamza fears

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Rihanna Teaches Maths In Malawi - Capital Campus
Rihanna Teaches Maths In Malawi - Capital Campus Popstar Rihanna put in some time in the nation of Malawi, to gain knowledge on the state of the education system in the landlocked country. Known for soaring rates of HIV/AIDs, attacks on its albino population, it seems that the nation referred to as “the warm heart of Africa” is working its way through the many challenges it faces. Education has been key to the growing nation   Read More ...
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People with albinism 'living in fear' in Malawi
People with albinism 'living in fear' in Malawi Lilongwe - Malawi's refusal to push forward with prosecuting suspects accused of attacking and killing people with albinism has left a persecuted minority on the edge, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM). Boniface Massah, national co-ordinator of APAM, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the government's failure to conclude cases demonstrates that "security has not improved", leaving the estimated 10 000-strong community vulnerable and anxious   Read More ...
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Rihanna leert kinderen rekenen in Malawi
Rihanna leert kinderen rekenen in Malawi VIDEO - Rihanna kan naast zingen ook aardig rekenen. De zangeres maakte samen met haar eigen goede doel een korte film over haar recente bezoek aan Malawi, waar ze scholieren onder andere middels muziek leert rekenen.   Read More ...
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Barclays sells Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant
Barclays announced the sale of its Zimbabwe bank to Malawi-listed First Merchant Bank on Friday as the British lender continues its exit from Africa. In March it announced it was in talks on the sale of its stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe as part of a broader exit from Africa to refocus on the United States and Britain. Barclays did not announce a price but said the deal would remove 292 million pounds ($375   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Malawi, Nigeria
Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Malawi, Nigeria At least 8 illegal miners die after mine shaft collapses in Zimbabwe. Harare - At least Eight illegal miners have been confirmed dead in Zimbabwe after a mine shaft they were working in collapsed. The state-run ZBC is reporting that at least four of the miners were above ground at Big Mine, but were sucked into the collapsing shaft. A colleague only escaped the tragedy in the gold-rich district of Mazowe, where the First Family has extensive land and business interests, because he had left the mine to fetch provisions at a nearby shop, according to the report   Read More ...
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Malawi Farmers Want Maize Export Ban Lifted
Malawi Farmers Want Maize Export Ban Lifted BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Three years of El Nino-induced drought and flooding left half of Malawi's population dependent on food aid, but this year, the country is reporting a good maize harvest. Malawi’s government banned the export of maize and maize products in 2015 amid food shortages. But now things are changing. Latest crop production estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture show that maize production will rise to 3   Read More ...
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YALI Exchange Promotes Women's Legal Rights in Malawi
YALI Exchange Promotes Women's Legal Rights in Malawi Launched by the Obama administration in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders has brought hundreds of young Africans to the U.S. to study and network. A new component of the initiative, the Reciprocal Exchange program, has taken 26 Americans to 17 African countries since March to work on projects with former YALI fellows. For VOA, Lameck Masina has the story of one of those exchanges from Nsanje in southern Malawi   Read More ...
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Memories of a trip to Malawi
NEW YORK – A severe drought and hunger crisis in several African countries remind me of the first of many times I visited that continent. I think about Malawi, a country where I went several years ago on the first of many missions for the United Nations. I had to evaluate the health situation of refugees coming from war-torn Mozambique who had crossed the border into Malawi   Read More ...
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Timber theft: Malawi prepared to come down hard on 35 illegal loggers
Timber theft: Malawi prepared to come down hard on 35 illegal loggers Blantyre, MalawiLast November, rangers in Malawi’s Lengwe National Park arrested 35 illegal loggers within the park boundaries as they felled timber with a half-million dollars worth of equipment brought in via an illegal road from neighboring Mozambique. Satellite images suggest about a million protected mopane trees had been cut in just over a year in the area where the group was working – a loss valued at about $37 million in court depositions   Read More ...
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In crackdown, Malawi jails 35 illegal loggers seized in national park
By Jeffrey Barbee BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last November, rangers in Malawi's Lengwe National Park arrested 35 illegal loggers within the park boundaries as they felled timber with a half-million dollars worth of equipment brought in via an illegal road from neighbouring Mozambique. Satellite images suggest about a million protected mopane trees had been cut in just over a year in the area where the group was working – a loss valued at about $37 million in court depositions   Read More ...
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World Bank resumes direct budget support to impoverished Malawi with $80 million
World Bank resumes direct budget support to impoverished Malawi with $80 million The World Bank has resumed direct budget support to impoverished Malawi with an $80-million injection three years after donors pulled out due to a “cashgate” corruption scandal, officials said on Saturday. Donors, which provide about 40 per cent of Malawi’s budget, in 2013 pulled the plug on aid of around $150 million (110 million euros) after British auditors said at least $30 million was stolen from state coffers over a six-month period   Read More ...
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Macao passport holders allowed to enter Malawi with visa on arrival
Holders of passports of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) are allowed to enter the Republic of Malawi with visa issued on arrival, the authorities announced on Thursday. The Identification Services Bureau has been confirmed by the embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Beijing on Thursday that holders of the Macao SAR passports will be issued visa on arrival when entering the Republic of Malawi for a maximum stay of 30 days   Read More ...
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Malawi teens challenge order punishing them over pregnancies
Malawi teens challenge order punishing them over pregnancies Blantyre - Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including jailing some of the girls' parents. In April 2016, a primary school in Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi gave one-year suspensions to several students aged 13 and 14. The boys who impregnated them were also suspended   Read More ...
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Malawi Outlaws Child Marriage
Malawi Outlaws Child Marriage BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban. Parliament approved the change to the constitution in February   Read More ...
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Malawi cracks down on food smugglers seeking more profit
Malawi cracks down on food smugglers seeking more profit Malawi has tightened its border controls to stop profiteers smuggling much-needed maize out of the country in search of higher prices. Months of drought had left more than a third of the population reliant on food aid, and the government last month invoked the Special Crops Act, which bans the export of some crops. The government deployed soldiers to seal its porous borders with Tanzania and Zambia, and impounded trucks that are smuggling out the staple crop in pursuit of more profit   Read More ...
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Singing for Children With Cancer in Malawi
Singing for Children With Cancer in Malawi In Malawi, what started as a "song for a penny" campaign by a renowned local gospel singer has yielded more than $10,000 in donations for the country's pediatric cancer ward. Lameck Masina has the story for VOA from Blantyre.   Read More ...
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Norfolk to host sister city guests from Malawi
NORFOLK, Nebraska | The city of Norfolk will host representatives of the African nation of Malawi next week for an official establishment of its sister city relationship with the city of Blantyre. Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning will hold a signing ceremony 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the City Council chambers, 309 N. Fifth St., during which he will read a proclamation and present keys to the city to the guests   Read More ...
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Malawi's slow pace in dealing with attacks against people with albinism slammed
Malawi's slow pace in dealing with attacks against people with albinism slammed Blantyre – A rights group in Malawi has reportedly slammed the government's slow pace in prosecuting those who have been accused of persecuting and killing people who have albinism. Aljazeera reported that according to the national co-ordinator for the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi, Boniface Massah, the government was only committed in words to the fight against the scourge of murders and attacks affecting people living with albinism   Read More ...
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Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear'
Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear' Malawi's refusal to push forward with prosecuting suspects accused of attacking and killing people with albinism has left a persecuted minority on the edge, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM). Boniface Massah, national coordinator of APAM, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the government's failure to conclude cases demonstrates that "security has not improved", leaving the estimated 10,000-strong community vulnerable and anxious   Read More ...
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Caf president among guests for Stars-Malawi clash
Caf president among guests for Stars-Malawi clash Caf president Ahmad Ahmad will be part of the spectators when Harambee Stars take on Malawi in a friendly match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was elected Caf president last month after a shock win over incumbent and long-serving African football chief Issa Hayatou, is in the country in an unofficial visit and is expected to be in the stands for the match pitting the Stars against The Flames of Malawi   Read More ...
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Caf president Ahmad among guests for Stars-Malawi clash
Caf president Ahmad among guests for Stars-Malawi clash Caf president Ahmad Ahmad will be part of the spectators when Harambee Stars take on Malawi in a friendly match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was elected Caf president last month after a shock win over incumbent and long-serving African football chief Issa Hayatou, is in the country in an unofficial visit and is expected to be in the stands for the match pitting the Stars against The Flames of Malawi   Read More ...
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Okumbi’s trialists fail to sparkle in Malawi draw
Okumbi’s trialists fail to sparkle in Malawi draw Stanley Okumbi’s new Harambee Stars boys failed to shine as the national football team to represent Kenya in next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) was held to a goalless draw by Malawi in a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday, watched by new CAF president Ahmad Ahmad. It wasn’t the best of matches for Harambee Stars as Okumbi picked his sixth draw in 13 matches in charge of the team   Read More ...
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Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi
Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi Harambee Stars take on the Flames of Malawi today in an international friendly match at Machakos Stadium. Coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to use Kenya-based players in today’s match. This is part of preparations towards next year’s Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) to be held in Kenya. It will be the first time Okumbi will be testing his Chan squad in what is expected to become a monthly ritual   Read More ...
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8 Tanzanians held in Malawi given suspended sentences
8 Tanzanians held in Malawi given suspended sentences Dar es Salaam. Eight Tanzanian nationals found guilty early this month in Malawi of criminal trespass on Kayerekera Uranium Mine have been given suspended sentences. Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate Texious Masoamphambe on Wednesday sentenced the accused to one-month imprisonment on criminal trespass and three-month imprisonment for conducting reconnaissance. But then the chief resident magistrate gave the convicts suspended sentences “for six months” and that the Tanzanians would not be jailed   Read More ...
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Call me a businessman - Herbert Shonga
Call me a businessman - Herbert Shonga Who is Shonga, is it even a Ugandan name? I’m a 36-year-old businessman born to Mr Griffin Shonga, a retired guitarist and Mrs Mary Nakalema. My father lives in Uganda but he is Malawian, which is where the name Shonga comes from. You suddenly appeared on the social scene last year. Where were you before? I left Uganda in 2004 after University, hoping to fulfill my dream to work in USA but couldn’t secure a VISA   Read More ...
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Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden appointed new coach of Malawi
Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden appointed new coach of Malawi Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden has been appointed as the new coach of Malawi on a two-year deal. The 48-year-old will be assisted by former Flames international Gerald Phiri, who last month was named interim coach, as well as Deklerk Msakakuona. The Belgian has never worked in Africa before nor in international football. "My target is to help the team rise on the Fifa rankings but the most important thing is that there is a good style of play," the Belgian said   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Zim, Bashir, Malawi
Top Africa stories: Zim, Bashir, Malawi Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines. Harare - If driving in Zimbabwe wasn't enough of a headache already, here's something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines. Police roadblocks put off tourists and send local drivers' blood pressure shooting up - not least because of the creativity with which the police appear to invent new offences   Read More ...
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Harambee Stars to face Malawi in Machakos
Harambee Stars to face Malawi in Machakos After their weekend triumph over the Democratic Republic of Congo, Harambee Stars’ next engagement will be against Malawi at home. Football Kenya Federation on Tuesday confirmed that Stars will host “The Flames” of Malawi at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18 for yet another friendly match. “It will be another opportunity to watch the exciting Samuel Onyango and maybe a debut for Kenneth Muguna,” Muthomi said   Read More ...
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Barclays in talks to sell Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant Bank
Barclays in talks to sell Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant Bank LONDON: Barclays is in exclusive talks to sell its stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to Malawi's First Merchant Bank, First Merchant Bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Barclays confirmed the bank is in early discussions with a prospective buyer for its 68 percent stake in the Zimbabwe bank. Neither party disclosed a value for the prospective deal   Read More ...
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Barclays in talks to sell Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant Bank
Barclays is in exclusive talks to sell its stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to Malawi's First Merchant Bank, First Merchant Bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Barclays confirmed the bank is in early discussions with a prospective buyer for its 68 percent stake in the Zimbabwe bank. * Gordhan case against Guptas starts (Recasts with Gordhan's arrival) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 28 Top executives from the world's largest commodity trading houses discuss trends in trading at the FT Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, this week   Read More ...
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Barclays in talks to sell Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant Bank
Barclays in talks to sell Zimbabwe bank to Malawi's First Merchant Bank LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is in exclusive talks to sell its stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to Malawi's First Merchant Bank, First Merchant Bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Barclays confirmed the bank is in early discussions with a prospective buyer for its 68 percent stake in the Zimbabwe bank. Neither party disclosed a value for the prospective deal   Read More ...
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Rais wa Malawi aanza tena chokochoko
Rais wa Malawi aanza tena chokochoko Dar es Salaam. Rais wa Malawi, Peter Mutharika ameanza tena chokochoko baada ya kutangaza kuwa hakuna nchi ambayo inamiliki kwa pamoja Ziwa Nyasa na kwamba haijafikia makubaliano na nchi yoyote, hivyo ameahidi kulinda umiliki na masilahi yake. Kauli hiyo ni tofauti na mazungumzo ya Mutharika na Rais John Magufuli yaliyofanyika Januari 30 jijini Addis Ababa, Ethiopia wakati walipokuwa wakihudhuria kikao cha Umoja wa Afrika (AU)   Read More ...
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Malawi Deploys Military to Protect Its Fast-dwindling Forests
Malawi Deploys Military to Protect Its Fast-dwindling Forests LILONGWE, MALAWI — Malawi's government is trying a new way to protect its fast-dwindling forests: Sending in the army. With deforestation threatening the capital's water supply, the government has launched 24-hour military patrols of the country's major forests, with authorisation to arrest loggers and confiscate their equipment, said Sangwani Phiri, a spokesman for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining   Read More ...
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Malawi Registers New Cases of Cholera
Malawi Registers New Cases of Cholera BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Malawi has started registering new cases of cholera in areas bordering Mozambique, one week after the government in Malawi warned of a cholera outbreak in the neighboring country. The disease — an acute diarrheal infection caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium — affects children and adults, and can kill within hours if left untreated   Read More ...
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Group Seeks New Approach to End Attacks on Albinos in Malawi
Group Seeks New Approach to End Attacks on Albinos in Malawi BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Attacks on people with albinism are resurging in Malawi after a six-month lull last year, when the government and a local rights group campaigned to end the violence. Albinos are targeted because of the false belief that their body parts have powers to increase wealth. Now an Albino welfare body is asking the government to institute a commission of inquiry to find where the body parts are sold   Read More ...
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Malawian Airlines Makes Historic Flight With All-Female Crew
Malawian Airlines Makes Historic Flight With All-Female Crew BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Malawian Airlines made history Thursday with an all-female operated and supported flight from Blantyre, Malawi, to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. The two-hour flight by a Bombardier Q400 aircraft that took off from Chileka International Airport was the first of its kind in Malawi's aviation history. All flight-related operations such as security checks, customer service, check-in, air traffic control and cabin procedures were conducted by women   Read More ...
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Malawi Announces It Will Pull Out of International Football Competitions
Malawi Announces It Will Pull Out of International Football Competitions BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Malawi's football governing body, the Football Association of Malawi, or FAM, says it is pulling out of the 2018 African Nations Championship, as well as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations because of lack of funds. The announcement this week came after the Malawi government turned down FAM's request to employ a foreign coach and provide funds for the national football team to prepare for the two international competitions   Read More ...
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Malawi pulls out of AFCON, CHAN qualifiers - Capital Sports
Malawi pulls out of AFCON, CHAN qualifiers - Capital Sports Malawi announced it was pulling out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) citing financial constraints and the non-availability of a national team coach. The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) released a statement after the Malawi government refused the FA permission to hire an expatriate coach. The FA had proposed the hiring of a foreign coach on a 50-50 cost sharing agreement with government   Read More ...
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Au Malawi, des drones pour sauver la vie d’enfants atteints du sida
Au Malawi, des drones pour sauver la vie d’enfants atteints du sida C’est une histoire qui commence dans un avion, ironiquement. Judith Sherman, responsable américaine de l’antenne malawite de l’Unicef chargée du VIH, rentre aux Etats-Unis en vacances. Je lisais un magazine et je suis tombée sur un reportage impliquant des drones transportant des pizzas, raconte-t-elle début janvier dans son bureau surclimatisé de Lilongwe. me suis dit que ça pourrait potentiellement être une idée pour le Malawi ! » A son retour de vacances, le projet commence peu à peu à s’échafauder autour du difficile acheminement des tests sanguins aux huit laboratoires du petit pays d’Afrique australe   Read More ...
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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals
Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals BLANTYRE — In a pediatric ward at Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, the largest referral health facility in Malawi, mothers look frustrated because of a long wait for a nurse to check on their children. A visit to other outpatient wards reveals more packed waiting rooms. Such is the situation in public hospitals across Malawi where 65 percent of nursing positions remain vacant. The shortages leave the country’s public health system in dire need of nurses, and recruiting trained staff remains difficult as many registered nurses prefer the higher pay and better working conditions they can find in private hospitals or abroad   Read More ...
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