Kamuzu Stadium banned from hosting World Cup qualifiers

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has advised Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to select a stadium outside the country where 2022 FIFA World Cup home qualifiers for Flames can be hosted. This follows CAF’s decision to ban Kamuzu Stadium from hosting the qualifiers because it does not meet minimum stadium requirements set by CAF. “Therefore, […]

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The Global Religious Landscape

Worldwide, more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group. A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life estimates that there are 5.8 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe, representing 84% of the 2010 world population of […]

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Low absorption rate mars $95m AGCOM project

Agriculture Commercialisation (Agcom) Project has  disbursed only K1.2 billion to farmer organisations out of the K23 billion matching grants. Government contracted a $95 million (about K70 billion) World Bank credit facility to transform the agricultural smallholder sub-sector from subsistence to commercial orientation for six years from 2018 to 2023 Out of the $95 million, $30 […]

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Malawi : Constitution and politics

Malawi is a south-east African country bordered by Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Mozambique. It is narrow and landlocked but has a 750-kilometre-long border with Lake Malawi (also called Lake Nyasa). It has highlands, central plateaus and isolated mountains. The East African Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south.  Key facts Region: Africa  Population: 18 million (2018)  Area: 118,500 square kilometres  Capital: Lilongwe  Joined Commonwealth: 1964, following […]

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Namadingo to star in international reality TV, music contest

Malawi’s most followed musician Patience Namadingo has made another breakthrough in penetrating the SADC region having been trusted with a judging role in an international reality TV and music show. The competition dubbed “my booth” will involve three countries from the region namely Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Besides contributing contestants, each of the aforementioned countries […]

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Thupi Ngati Chule: Mwano as Kell Kay fouls a follower

One of Mwano hit-makers Kell Kay is trending for all the wrong reasons following his reaction to a follower on Facebook. According to reports, a female Facebook user identified as Glory attacked the singer`s wife on Facebook which prompted his reaction. “Izi nde body structure zanji izizi? Mukulimba mtima kunyoza mkazi wanga mukuoneka ngati chule […]

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The president’s bodyguard who amassed dozens of cars and houses

Norman Chisale for years headed the security detail of Malawi’s ex-President Peter Mutharika. Now he faces corruption charges. Blantyre, Malawi – For years, Norman Chisale was known as the “most trusted and feared” bodyguard of Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s former president. It seems he was also the “richest”. In news that stunned Malawi, state authorities last month […]

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