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  • Farmers pay more for Affordable Inputs Programme 17 September 2021
    The government has announced that beneficiaries of the 2021-22 Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) will be coughing K7,500 to access a 50 kilogramme (kg) bag of fertiliser, an increase from last season’s price of K4,495. Agriculture Minister Lobin Lowe Thursday announced that, under the AIP programme, a 50kg bag of fertiliser would be selling at K27,000, […]
    Audrey Kapalamula
  • Malawi Law Society takes legal aid issue to court 17 September 2021
    The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has taken the issue of paralegals, who want some provisions of the Legal Aid Act amended so that they can be representing clients at subordinate court level, to the High Court. The society has applied for leave of judicial review on the issue. This comes at a time the Legal […]
    Jameson Chauluka
  • Covid cold hits Comesa states 17 September 2021
    Malawi and other states in the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) block saw a combined $905 million in intra-Comesa exports go down the drain in 2020 alone due to the Covid pandemic. This is contained in a research paper by Adam Willie, Principal Economist in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise […]
    William Kumwembe
  • Bingu National Stadium fails Caf test again as Fam appeals 17 September 2021
    Malawi National Football Team may not be returning to Bingu National Stadium (BNS) any time soon as Confederation of African Football (Caf) has, again, declared the match venue as being unfit to host international football matches. This follows another test conducted at the China-built facility on Saturday. The development means Football Association of Malawi (Fam) […]
    Mphatso Malidadi
  • Mzuni celebrates Malawi history expert McCracken 17 September 2021
    By Cliff Kawanga: When the quartet of professors took turns to pay tribute to late Professor John McCracken, it was evident that their attempt to deliver his immense legacy in few hours was well done. Professor Kenneth Ross’ simplicity in praising McCracken set the mood; Professor Kings Phiri’s recollection of his time with McCracken was […]
    Times News
  • No CD set for Gramps at Sand Music Festival 17 September 2021
    Jamaican musician Gramps Morgan has assured music lovers attending Sand Music Festival set for Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi District from October 1 to 3 that he will be performing with a full band and not a CD. Gramps returns to the country for the third time, having had two encounters in 2015 and 2016 with […]
    Sam Banda
  • Thyolo group debuts at Theatre in Mandala 17 September 2021
    There is no resting for theatre at Theatre in Mandala at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre as Saturday it hosts, for the first time, a group from Thyolo District known as Dramageeks with their play titled Save the Date. The stage welcomes Dramageeks having hosted Dikamawoko Arts Theatre from Blantyre last Saturday with their […]
    Sam Banda
  • Growing reading culture 17 September 2021
    Book Publishers Association of Malawi President Maureen Masamba said recently, at a book launch in Blantyre that the country has to embrace reading culture. Masamba said there was a need for, among other things, competitions to motivate young people to write. And while there are not many writing contests in the country to motivate writers […]
    Richard Chirombo
  • Simba to parade Malawian duo on Sunday 17 September 2021
    The Malawian duo of Peter Banda and Duncan Nyoni will be given an official welcome at Tanzanian giants Simba Sports Club on Sunday. Banda and Nyoni joined Simba on three-year deals from Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, respectively. The two players’ unveiling ceremony will be held during an event called Simba Day at Benjamin […]
    Mabvuto Kambuwe
  • Silver Strikers fined, cannot play at home 17 September 2021
    Capital City giants Silver Strikers will no longer play home matches at Silver Stadium for one year after Football of Association of Malawi (Fam) found them guilty on nine counts of misconduct during an FDH Bank Cup quarterfinal match against Nyasa Big Bullets last month. Silver have also been slapped with a K3.7 million fine […]
    Mabvuto Kambuwe
RSS Malawi Nyasa Times – News from Malawi about Malawi
  • 16 graduate in third cohort of African Drone and Data Academy through MUST 17 September 2021
    In partnership with African Drone and Data Academy, Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) graduated 16 of the third cohort of youths that were equipped with knowledge and skills on various aspects of drone operations — including its manufacturing, flying and research. The 16 youths, 10 women and 6 men, underwent a 5-week level […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Lipipa for better BT City South socio-economic profile, heightening direct contact with constituents 17 September 2021
    Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City South, Noel Lipipa, says he is keenly taking his personal relationship with his constituents to a higher level to further deepen his understanding and appreciation of their concerns and priorities. Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times on Friday, September 17, 2021, Lipipa said although he has spearheaded […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • K610m Southern Region U-23 Boltsalt Netball League wraps up this weekend 17 September 2021
    The journey for this year’s K610 million Southern Region U-23 Boltsalt Netball League is finally set to be wrapped up this tomorrow and Sunday, September 18-19 at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) where the champions will be known. The competition, which had 10 teams each from 14 districts taking part, commenced in May 2021 and according […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Court grants bail to an evangelist who encroached a Forest Reserve 17 September 2021
    There was jubilation by Christians of Faith Ministries on Wednesday when Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Kandulu granted bail to Khumbo Madise, 37, an evangelist who was recently arrested for illegally residing in Kaning’ina Forest Reserve. Madise, who was arrested on Tuesday by Mzuzu Police and Mzuzu Forest Department, was represented by Counsel Michael Munthali […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • UK Government pledges more support towards development projects 17 September 2021
    The British High Commissioner to Malawi, David Beer, toured Blantyre District Council on Friday to appreciate how the local authority discharges its duties in a decentralized setup. During the interaction with council officials, Beer said the UK Government is committed to supporting the Malawi Government to address its various challenges. He added that the UK […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Karonga District Hospital X-ray machine restored 17 September 2021
    Users of Karonga District Hospital can now afford a smile of relief following the restoration of an X-ray machine which developed a fault nine months ago. In the absence of the machine, patients used to go to Chitipa District Hospital to access ex-ray services. According to Director of Health and Social Services for Karonga, David […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • NCST pumps K2 mill into ICT 2021 Expo 17 September 2021
    The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has pumped in a hefty K2 million into the forth coming international ICT Expo scheduled to take place from 27th to 29th September 2021 at Bingu International Convention Center. Speaking on the sidelines of the cheque presentation ceremony, NCST Professor Elijah Wanda said the international ICT Expo […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Tourism minister says creative industry critical to Malawi’s economic growth 17 September 2021
    Minister of tourism, Culture and Wildlife, Michael Usi says the creative industry is critical to the overall growth of the Malawian economy. He was speaking on Thursday, September 16, 2021 when he officially launched a project to strengthen institutional capacities for the implementation of the national cultural policy. The project is funded by the Norwegian […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Experts predict serious food security crisis ahead if Malawi doesn’t check surging fertilizer prices 17 September 2021
    Experts have warned that Malawi could face a serious food security crisis in 2022 if the government does not contain the surging prices of farm inputs, especially fertilizers. They warned that neither reducing the scope of the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) such as eliminating seed subsidies nor circumventing the private sector to obtain fertilizers would […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Mystical Safaris and Luwawa Forest Lodge in fundraising cycling campaign to raise K7m for facemasks 17 September 2021
    Mystical Safaris – a tourist operator Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) – in conjunction with Luwawa Forest Lodge in Chikangawa Forest – have embarked on ambitious cycling initiative to raise K7 million for the purchase of one million facemasks for distribution in school-going children in the rural areas. These masks will be used as a tool […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
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  • Boma lati linafusa kaye lisanakweze mtengo wa feteleza 17 September 2021
    Boma la Malawi lati linayamba lafusa kaye kumbali zonse zokhudzidwa ngati kunali koyenera kukweza mtengo wa feteleza mundondomeko yazipangizo zaulimi zotsika mtengo, AIP, ndipo lati alimi ena amati panalibe vuto mtengo olo ukanafika pa K10,000. Izi ndimalinga ndi nduna ya zofalitsa nkhani a Gospel Kazako omweso ndi mneneri wa boma ndipo amayankhula Lachinayi pamsonkhano wa […]
    Archangel Nzangaya
  • RBM urges Banks to deliver inclusive financial services 17 September 2021
    By Kenneth C. Mkandawire Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has encouraged commercial banks to provide services that promote financial inclusion. Deputy Governor (DG) of RBM, Dr. Grant Kabango, made the remarks at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Wednesday when he patronized Standard Bank’s launch of the Unayo digital financial service platform. Speaking […]
    Guest Writer
  • MultiChoice celebrates 25 years in Malawi 17 September 2021
    MultiChoice Malawi is celebrating 25 years of enriching Malawian lives through the launch of the Sankha Wekha  campaign. Gus Banda, Managing Director, MultiChoice Malawi said that through Sankha Wekha initiative they aim to celebrate the partnerships they have created with their many stakeholders who include, regulators, customers, employees, retailers and agents who have enabled them […]
    Martha Chikoti
  • Prisoners riot over food 17 September 2021
    Mayhem erupted at Zomba Central Prison this morning as prisoners protested over food. Spokesperson of the Malawi Prison Service, Chimwemwe Shaba, has confirmed that there were riots at the prison. One of the inmates has told the local media that the prisoners are not happy with the quality of food that is cooked at the […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Malawi Government given vehicle used for transporting charcoal 17 September 2021
    Government has been given a 3-tonne lorry which a 29-year-old man used for transporting 45 bags of charcoal in Lilongwe. The Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court has fined the driver, Wells Njobvuyalema, K200,000 for trafficking the bags of charcoal. Lilongwe Police Station Police Deputy spokesperson Sergeant Foster Benjamin has confirmed. According to Benjamin, the court, […]
    Lindiwe Sambalikagwa
  • Chilima challenges accountants on economic recovery plans 17 September 2021
    By George Banda Vice President Saulos Chilima has challenged accountants in the country to develop clear strategies that will help to spur economic recovery amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Addressing the Institute of Chartered Accountants-ICAM Lakeshore conference in Mangochi, Chilima noted that there’s a need for home grown solutions to ignite the country’s economic recovery plans. […]
    Guest Writer
  • Unvaccinated employees to be suspended without pay in Italy 17 September 2021
    The Italian government says all unvaccinated employees will be suspended with no pay and could face a fine of up to 1,500 euros (about K1.4 million) if they defy the order and go to work. Reuters reported that the Italian government approved the measures on Thursday but they will come into effect. The news site […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Man rapes, impregnates biological daughter 17 September 2021
    Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody a 60-year-old man for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter. The man has been identified as Adam Halidi Nkhotakota Police Station spokesperson Paul Malimwe said the man raped the child between the month of February and May 2021 at Makuta village. He added that the mother to the […]
    Russell Kondowe
  • MET predicts good rains 17 September 2021
    The country’s Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has predicted that most parts of Malawi will experience good rains in 2021/2022 rainfall season which begins this coming October. This is according to the Director for the department Jollam Nkhokwe who was speaking on Thursday at a press briefing which was held at MET offices […]
    Archangel Nzangaya
  • Castel to sell Mzuzu depot, head office 17 September 2021
    Castel Malawi Limited says plans are in place to sell its Mzuzu Depot premises and head office administration block. The company’s Director of Human Resources Naomi Banda has revealed the plans in a memo to employees dated 16 September, 2021. According to Banda, the sale of the two buildings will allow the company to raise […]
    Russell Kondowe
RSS The Nation Online
  • Woman to serve jail for burning son’s hands 17 September 2021
    The Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has today sentenced a 26-year old woman to five years imprisonment with hard labour for burning her seven-year old son’s hands accusing him of stealing pigeon peas. According to Lilongwe Police Station deputy spokesperson Foster Benjamin, the convict, Chifuniro Manda, on Friday September 17 2021, was found guilty of […]
    Nation Online
  • Bank’s credit demand soars—report 17 September 2021
    The banking sector’s demand for loans and credit lines has recorded an increase on account of  cash-flow constraints arising from the negative impact of Covid-19 pandemic, data from the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) show. According to the RBM’s Bank Lending Survey (BLS), covering a six-month period from January to June 2021 in eight commercial […]
    Nation Online
  • Don Moen to headline Love Malawi Festival 17 September 2021
    US gospel music icon Don Moen is set to headline the Love Malawi Festival scheduled for Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KuHes), formerly known as College of Medicine Sports Complex from October 1 to 3. Don Moen, 71, is a world-class American gospel musician whose first album Worship with Don Moen was released in 1992. […]
    Brian Itai
  • Chiukepo, Babatunde doubtful for AmaZulu game 17 September 2021
    Nyasa Big Bullets are keeping their fingers crossed on the availability of twin strikers Chiukepo Msowoya and Babatunde Adepoju Adebare for tomorrow’s 2021-22 CAF Champions League first preliminary round second leg against AmaZulu FC at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The veteran strikers suffered knocks in the first leg at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban […]
    Joy Ndovi
  • Sulom to reintroduce gate charges for fans 17 September 2021
    Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has reintroduced gate charges for TNM Super League matches following the partial relaxing of Covid-19 precautionary measures. The decision comes after the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 last week announced the easing of outdoor public gatherings restriction from 100 to 250 people. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said in an […]
    Joy Ndovi
  • Typhoid vaccine proven safe 17 September 2021
    Scientists have found that Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV), the vaccine that was under trial in the country, is safe and 84 percent effective in protecting against typhoid. From March to September 2018, about 28,000 children aged between 9 months to 15 years in Ndirande and Zingwangwa-Blantyre, were recruited in the typhoid vaccine trial and have […]
    Nation Online
  • Be Malawian and proud 17 September 2021
     There was a breath of fresh air at Sunbird Mount Soche last Thursday when beverage brewers Castel Malawi announced a partnership with flagship festival organisers, Impakt Events. The unveiling of the partnership could not have been more colourful than coming along with the introduction of limited edition of a SandFest-branded Malawi Gin. The joy with […]
    Nation Online
  • K20.5bn AHL fraud suspectsget bail, remain in custody 17 September 2021
    Four suspects in the AHL Group K20.5 billion fraud case will remain in police custody until Monday despite being granted bail because the court is yet to examine their sureties. The Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted bail to former AHL Group chief executive officer Evans Matabwa, former Malawi Leaf Company general manager Jimmy […]
    Nation Online
  • Bingu Stadium fails 2nd test 17 September 2021
    B ingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe has for the second time failed to pass the Confederation of African Football  (CAF) test due to patches on one half of the pitch; hence, deemed not fit to host World Cup matches. This means the Flames will continue playing home games away from home in the ongoing […]
    Garry Chirwa
  • Woman gets 17 years for scalding husband 17 September 2021
    Mangochi Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Nunu Saidi, 20, to 17 years imprisonment for scalding her husband over financial issues. State prosecutor Blessings Madikhula told the court that the victim married the convict last year. The husband is said to have found her with three children from her previous marriage. He said in July this year, […]