Malawi

Amid frustration by Malawi muslim

 

Amid frustration by Malawi Muslim women on the removal of headgear when processing driver’s licence, Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) has disclosed that an agreement has been reached that will see Muslim women not completely removing headgear.

According to a statement issued by DRTSS, its management and Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) had serious talks that helped to come up with a concrete decision on the matter.

Malawi women could wear hijab in driving licenses

“Muslim women may not be required to remove the headgear entirely but they should at least expose necessary facial features for facial recognition,” reads the statement.

DTRSS has further elaborated that all procedures undertaken by the department in processing every document are governed by the Road Traffic Act 1997 and Road Traffic Regulations 2000.

According to Regulation 8 a (iv & v) of the Road Traffic (Driving Licences) Regulations 2000, every applicant’s photograph must depict only the head and shoulders, and show the applicants full face without headgear.

“It is in this respect that clients who wish to have their images captured at DRTSS offices are requested to remove their headgear in order for the system to capture necessary features for facial recognition,” reads the statement.

DRTSS has in the statement assured all Muslim women and the general public professionally that it will be assisting everyone accordingly.

“DRTSS would, therefore, like to assure all Muslim women and the entire general public that it will endeavour to execute its roles and mandates in line with the legal framework and professionally without necessarily discriminating, victimising or marginalising anybody on the basis of creed, tribe, colour or social economic status,” says DRTSS through the statement.

Muslim women in the country have been expressing concerns for always being ordered to completely remove headgear at DRTSS offices whenever they want to process driver’s licence and other documents.

According to Islamic beliefs, a Muslim woman is only supposed to show off his face to her close relatives and husband but doing that to other people is unlawful

 

 

Malawi

One dead  several injured in chitipa

 

MALAWI

One dead, several injured on road accident in Chitipa

Malawi Police Service vehicle overturned several times in the wee hours of Wednesday killing one person and injuring many others in Chitipa district.

 

Chitipa Police Public Relations Officer Glado Simwaka told MBC that, the vehicle number MP 2122 was coming from Misuku in the district and as it was descending Kelenge Hills where the driver of the vehicle is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and later overturned.

“The vehicle had 13 people on board, driver inclusive, and as the vehicle was descending the hills the driver couldn’t control the vehicle before hitting a tree and overturned,” said Simwaka.

“In the vehicle there was a prosecution team from police, prison officers, authorities from the judiciary who were coming from court proceedings at Misuku,” Simwaka added.

The Police Publicist said following the accident, the victims were rushed to Chitipa district Hospital where the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile 12 other people have sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at Chitipa District Hospital.

 

 

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SCORES and fixtures for todayByOsward kayange⚽

SCORES and fixtures for today

 

Fixtures

Premier League
POS SOUTHAMPTON
MANCHESTER UNITED
18:00

LIVERPOOL
BURNLEY
CAF Champions League
15:00 FERROVIÁRIO BEIRA
BYC
15:30 AL AHLI TRIPOLI
FUS RABAT
15:30 TP MAZEMBE
CAPS UNITED
16:30 COTONSPORT
CNAPS SPORT
16:30 LÉOPARDS DE DOLISIÉ
KEDUS GIORGIS
17:00 RIVERS UNITED
AL MERREIKH
18:00 GPA
VITA CLUB
18:00 ZAMALEK
ENUGU RANGERS
19:00 AL HILAL OMDURMAN
ASPL 2000
19:00 ETOILE DU SAHEL
TANDA
Serie A
13:30 SASSUOLO
BOLOGNA
16:00 CHIEVO
EMPOLI
16:00 FIORENTINA
CAGLIARI
16:00 INTERNAZIONALE
ATALANTA
16:00 NAPOLI
CROTONE
16:00 PESCARA
UDINESE
21:45 PALERMO
ROMA
CAF Confederation Cup
17:00 CLUB AFRICAIN
RSLAF
18:00 ASEC MIMOSAS
APEJES ACADEMY
18:15 AZAM
MBABANE SWALLOWS
18:30 AL AHLY SHENDI
SUPERSPORT UNITED
19:00 DJOLIBA
AL MASRY
21:00 MAGHREB FÈS
SPORTING GAGNOA
Cup
15:00 ACORNBUSH UNITED
CAPE TOWN CITY
15:00 DAYS
MBOMBELA UNITED
15:00 EC BEES
ORLANDO PIRATES
15:00 GOLDEN ARROWS
MARITZBURG UNITED
FA Cup
16:00 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
MILLWALL
Bundesliga
16:30 SCHALKE 04
AUGSBURG
18:30 HAMBURGER SV
BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH
Eredivisie
13:30 WILLEM II
PEC ZWOLLE
15:30 FEYENOORD
AZ
15:30 RODA JC
GRONINGEN
17:45 AJAX
TWENTE
Primeira Liga
18:00 BOAVISTA
MARÍTIMO
20:00 RIO AVE
MOREIRENSE
22:15 VITÓRIA GUIMARÃES
ESTORIL
Ligue 1
16:00 SAINT-ÉTIENNE
METZ
18:00 OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS
TOULOUSE
22:00 LORIENT
PSG
Premiership
14:00 CELTIC
RANGERS
Segunda División
21′
0 ALMERÍA
0 HUESCA
17:00 SEVILLA II
GIMNÀSTIC TARRAGONA
19:00 CÁDIZ
RAYO VALLECANO
19:00 REUS DEPORTIU
GIRONA
21:30 GETAFE
TENERIFE
Primera División
23′
0 REAL SOCIEDAD
0 ATHLETIC CLUB
17:15 DEPORTIVO LA CORUÑA
BARCELONA
19:30 CELTA DE VIGO
VILLARREAL
21:45 REAL MADRID
REAL BETIS
Serie B
16:00 NOVARA
PRO VERCELLI
16:00 TERNANA
TRAPANI
18:30 VICENZA
PISA

Malawi, Sports

Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has committed his future at Lali Lubani saying he is a true Wanderers son and is looking forward to assisting his team achieve their targets this coming season.

Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has committed his future at Lali Lubani saying he is a true Wanderers son and is looking forward to assisting his team achieve their targets this coming season.


The former Flames captain made the revelation in a statement made available to this publication.

He said he wanted to leave the club because he was worried about the condition of his mother.
“I am a true Wanderers son and everything I did or said was because I was worried and desperate with the condition of my mother,” said Kamwendo.
He added that he had extensive discussions with the Nomads General Secretary and Mr Mkandawire and finally the dust has settled as the issue has been solved.
“I am confident the club will support me on the issue of my mother’s illness so I am no longer desperate,” added the Nomads midfielder.
Kamwendo further noted that a lot has been said about his future but now the issue has been put to rest.
“There have been lots of stories circulating about my reasons for wanting to join Master Security with many alleging that I had pocketed money already. I hope this decision to stay at Wanderers will put those rumours to rest,” said Kamwendo.
The player also apologized to all Wanderers supporters, officials, and sponsors for the things he said about the Nomads family.
“Out of desperation due to the condition of my mother I might have done or said some things that offended the Wanderers family. I just want to apologize to all supporters, officials and sponsors if that was the case,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kamwendo has said he now want to concentrate on football and he will never comment on this issue again.
Kamwendo’s feud with Wanderers started last month when he travelled to Japan with Peter Wadabwa for trials.
According to the midfield maestro, his days in Japan were meaningless as he was forced to train with amateur teams since professional clubs were on off season.

Criminal, Malawi

A political scientist in the country says the reinstatement of Foster Mulumbe as Admarc chief executive officer shows that government is not serious about fighting corruption

A political scientist in the country says the reinstatement of Foster Mulumbe as Admarc chief executive officer shows that government is not serious about fighting corruption.


Foster Mulumbe has been reinstated as at Admarc boss.
Mulumbe was suspended in December after being suspected of corrupt conduct during the process of procuring maize from Zambia.
But now he is back at work even though the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided his home and offices two weeks ago to search for information in relation to the maizegate scandal.
one of the political scientists in the country Wonderful Mkhutche said Mulumbe’s return demonstrates that government has failed to show an anti-corruption character.
“The reinstatement of Mulumbe shows that the leadership is not serious in the fight against corruption,” said Mkhutche.
He added that the fact that the commission of inquiry found irregularities in the maize deal should have made government to wait until everything was over before reinstating Mulumbe.
The political scientist further said that there are so many eligible candidates to become the chief executive officer of Admarc and not only Mulumbe can be on that position.
“The government has failed to show an anti-corruption character, the actions by ACB weeks ago, raiding homes of those connected to the scam, redeemed the lost image. But allowing Mulumbe back to work at this time has taken the progress back to its first step,” said Mkhutche.
According to Mkhutche, Mulumbe’s return will also attract suspicions from the general public.

Malawi, Sports

Reinstated Nyasa Big Bullets Board of Trustees will call for an Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (EAGM) for the club’s constitutional review.

Reinstated Nyasa Big Bullets Board of Trustees will call for an Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (EAGM) for the club’s constitutional review.


The current structure gives too much powers to the supporters executive committee whereby it can fire the main executive committee anytime if there are disagreements within the club.
Now, due to the in-house wrangles which saw sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) suspending funding to the club, the Board of Trustees committee says an EAGM will be called in order to change some of the laws governing the Blantyre based side.
According to a letter released by the committee on Tuesday and signed by Chairman James Busile, effective modus operations are currently being revisited to allow for proper guidance in the team.
“Effective modus operations are being revisited to allow proper guidance in the governance of the team so that each club structure is aware of its mandate and observance of limits of their powers
“That within this year, 2017, a constitutional review will be held to amend unclear sections in the club’s constitution and make it more governance friendly that reduces conflicts,” reads part of the statement.
The wrangles in Bullets family reached a climax when the Board of Trustees ignored calls made by the supporters committee at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to have polls for the main executive committee this month.
Later on, the Board of Trustees gave in to the supporters committee’s demands but scrapped off some positions in the executive committee, a move that did not go well with the supporters who vowed to have all positions contested by the aspiring candidates.
Mass exodus of the Board of Trustees followed before the team’s Finance and Administration Chairman Fleetwood Haiya followed suit by throwing in the towel as the situation kept on worsening at the people’s team.
The development forced NMC to suspend its funding to the team until all the squabbles are put to bed by all the parties.
However, when people expected the supporters committee to cease fire, a new development emerged when the committee demanded Nyasa Manufacturing Company to pay the players their February salaries before 4 PM on Tuesday saying failure to do this will see the end of the partnership between the two sides.
Meanwhile, the company has resumed sponsoring the club after the supporters apologised.
NMC and Bullets signed a five year K0.5 billion partnership deal last year when Sam Chilunga was the team’s Chairman before he was ousted midway last season.

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Health, Malawi

Despite the fact that Malaria accounts for 6.81% of deaths in Malawi, public hospitals have run out of drugs that treat the disease.

Despite the fact that Malaria accounts for 6.81% of deaths in Malawi, public hospitals have run out of drugs that treat the disease.


” Officials in the hospitals are supposed to render account for every stock they receive as per requirement from those who provide the drugs to the hospitals but they just have not” local media quotes Ministry of Health spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe as having said.
According to Chikumbe, drugs such as Lumerfantrine Artemether commonly known as LA are not available in hospitals landing the blame on officials for not proving reports of how they have managed the drugs over the past six months.
Hospital struck by malaria drug shortage
It accounts for 6.81% of deaths with HIV/AIDS leading up with 29.32% .
In April last year, Minister of health Peter Kumpalumehad said that the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) has enough medicine in its stores and Malawians will not have problems in accessing drugs anymore.
He however said that the challenge they are facing is drug theft but government is making strides to make sure that medicines in the stores are kept safe.

Entertainment, Malawi

Internationally celebrated Malawian painter Elson Kambalu is in town again but, this time, not for a new painting but a movie, Mlandu wa Njinga (Case of a Bicycle), which premiers in early next month from 6-9 April at Crossroads Auditorium in the capital Lilongwe.

Internationally celebrated Malawian painter Elson Kambalu is in town again but, this time, not for a new painting but a movie, Mlandu wa Njinga (Case of a Bicycle), which premiers in early next month from 6-9 April at Crossroads Auditorium in the capital Lilongwe.


Kambalu said that Mlandu wa Njinga is a feature length fictitious movie that runs for two hours.
“The film has taken me two years to make and has been shot in Lilongwe and Salima,” said Kambalu.
He said the film chronicles the life of a young man called Ntaja who comes out of prison and goes around looking for a woman he wanted to marry prior to his incarceration.
Ntaja finally finds her but things do not go as expected as the woman is already married, a development which opens up a can of worms including a bicycle case.
Starring in the movie is Ralpha Luga who plays the protagonist Ntaja, Princess Tapiwa Chilambula, Anna, who is the woman that was being looked for and Kossam Jasson who is Dolo who is Anna’s husband.
“A lot of musicians have been involved in the movie project including Jaco Jana, Agorosso, Malala, Neil Nayer, Moto Buu, JJ Munthali and many others,” said Kambalu

Malawi

Peoples Party (PP) acting president Uladi Mussa was on Tuesday afternoon given bail, after spending a night in police cell following allegations he was involved in suspicious naturalisation of 50 foreigners when he was Home Affairs minister.

Peoples Party (PP) acting president Uladi Mussa was on Tuesday afternoon given bail, after spending a night in police cell following allegations he was involved in suspicious naturalisation of 50 foreigners when he was Home Affairs minister.


Mussa, who pleaded not guilty to the abuse of office and other corruption related cases, was told to have a K500,000 surety, he reports to the Anti Corruption Bureau offices every fortnight and surrenders his passport to the Lilongwe Magistrates Court which is hearing the case.
The PP leader is accused of dubiously issuing passports to 22 Burundians, 16 Rwandese, nine Ugandans and three Tanzanians.
His party, the Peoples Party has already described the state’s move to arrest him as politically inspired, but ACB publicist Eegrets Ndala has dismissed this.
Mussa appeared in court along with assistant chief immigration officer David Kwanjana who is answering similar charges.
Before the bail was granted, ACB prosecutors grilled Mussa on the role he played in the issuance of the passports to the 50 foreigners.
He told the court he followed all procedures as Home Affairs minister and there was nothing wrong.
Former Chief Immigration Officer Hudson Makhwala is also on bail, after being arrested on similar charges.
The matter has been adjourned to a later date.

Malawi

Private practice lawyer Ishmael Wadi has told Lilongwe Magistrate Court that his client, an Indian who was arrested at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe when he was found in possession of 15 bars of gold weighing 13.747 kilograms valued at K371.9 million wants to enter a plea of guilty.

Private practice lawyer Ishmael Wadi has told Lilongwe Magistrate Court that his client, an Indian who was arrested at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe when he was found in possession of 15 bars of gold weighing 13.747 kilograms valued at K371.9 million wants to enter a plea of guilty.


Moinuddian Mohamed Iqbar Sodagar who was arrested on December 30 last year was also found externalising foreign exchange without documentation with K500 million in his possession at the time he wanted to exit the country.
The Indian was found in possession of $622 820, 15 860 euros and £2 015.
Wadi, former Director of Public Prosecution, told the court that “in the interest speedy disposal of the case” Sodagar wants to admit wrong doing in some of the charges.
Sodagar faces the charge of attempting to illegally transfer bullion out of the country contrary to Regulation 8 (1) of the exchange control regulations as read with section 3 of the Exchange Control Act.
But Wadi wants prosecution to give an alternative charge to attempt to ship out gold bullion.
The purity o f gold tested to be 99 percent pure but Wadi contest that the purity rating could be around 78 percent.
Wadi also argues that the State has no objective evidence on first count of money laundering, saying he can share sources of the money with invoices.
“We would request that the defence be allowed to serve the State on sources of funds in 10 days and then investigate for 30 days,” said Wadi.
But State prosecutor Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda accused the defence of playing delaying tactics.
Nyirenda, who is also legal officer of Reserve Bank of Malawi, accused Wadi of playing tactics “to waste the court’s precious time.”
He told the court that they have objective evidence to prove that the foreign currency was illegally obtained by the Indian.
Principal Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa ruled that the accused should be accorded “right to fair trial” and that the court would allows further testing of the gold bars and plea bargain.
“While the court agrees that the case must be expedited because of the public attention, the court is of the view that proceeding with hearing now would be tantamount to denying the accused to the right to a fair trial,” he said.
He adjourned the case to March 30. Plea will be taken on this day.

Malawi, Sports

Nyasa Manufacturing Company Limited has suspended its sponsorship package with Big Bullets.

Nyasa Manufacturing Company Limited has suspended its
sponsorship package with Big Bullets.


Bullets following the disagreement between the Board of Trustees and supporters executive committee over the decision to have executive polls this month.
Bullets sponsorship package suspended.
The Board of Trustees told the supporters committee that they were in favor of commercialization drive being championed by Malinda Chinyama but not executive polls as per demanded by the constitution.
However, the supporters committee led by Stone Mwamadi vowed to have the polls conducted saying the team’s constitution should not be violated.
The wrangle has seen some members from the Board of Trustees resigning from their respective positions.
According to information at hand is indicating that Nyasa Manufacturing has suspended the teams sponsorship effective today.
Meanwhile Nyasa has promised the Bullets family that they will continue sponsoring the peoples team once squabbles are over at the club.
The company’s board chairperson Konrad Buckle says among other things, they were not informed on the
appointment of the new interim executive committee which he says remains contrary to the sponsorship agreement.
“We entered into this partnership with the club structure that determines a clear guideline regarding the control, ownership and management of this club which is stipulated within the club’s constitution which gave us the comfort to invest our money in the club as a strategic partner.” he told the media on Monday.
Big Bullets clinched a K500 million sponsorship deal (K100 million per year) with Nyasa Manufacturing Company Limited in the year 2015 on 30th October under Sam Chilunga led executive.
Before Nyasa Manufacturing company, Bullets played in the top flight without sponsors for 11 solid years after the former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi pulled out his sponsorship package.
Since then, the team was surviving on gate collections and some small packages from its high spirited sponsors.

Malawi, Sports

The 2017 Presidential Initiative on Sports will kick off this coming April with a new format in place.

The 2017 Presidential Initiative on Sports will kick off this coming April with a new format in place.


According to a statement released by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), this year’s Presidential Cup will focus on five developmental areas which are namely the Presidential Under-17 League, the Presidential District Championship, Presidential Beach Soccer Cup, the Presidential Capacity Development Programme and the Presidential Women Football.
The K60 million Presidential Cup started in the year 2009 with an aim to identify talent on the grassroot level but over the years the cup has become like any other cup in the country hardly serving its intended purpose.
The Malawi FA has since announced that this year’s cup will be different from the past six editions.
“The PIS for 2017 will take a different format from the past 6 editions following Malawi Government’s endorsement of FAM’s proposal to turn the programme into a developmental one and taking out Super League and Regional Leagues teams,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further states that the Presidential Under-17 league will be a national league for Under-17 teams and will be played in nine districts, which have National Youth Committee structures.
Presidential Cup finals between Moyale Barracks and Big Bullets


“The Presidential Under-17 League will be played in the nine districts with National Youth Football Committee structures namely Karonga, Mzuzu and Nkhatabay in the North, Lilongwe, Mchinji and Dedza in the South and Blantyre, Mangochi and Zomba in the South,” the statement says.
The Presidential Under-17 league will be aimed at bridging the gap between the FIFA/FAM Under-15 league and the FMB Under-20 football league.
In the Presidential Under-17 league at least 10 teams will be registered from every district and the games will be played in a league format of two.
The league is expected to be played for eight months between April and October and participation teams will pay a registration fee of K20,000.
According to the statement, the Presidential District Championship will be a tournament for each of the 29 districts and it will end at district level.
The championship will be played in a round of robin format starting from the Zones and Knockout at District finals. The district Championship is aimed at establishing a reliable competitive football tournament in each district with the district championship leading to the formation of a district select to participate in the FISD Challenge.
In this competition, each district is expected to register at least 64 teams with each team paying K10, 000 as registration fees and registration will end on 19th March.
The competition will be played from March to June. Presidential Women Football Cup will continue from the old format which is aimed to continue development of Women Football in the country.
The Presidential Women Football Cup will start from the 15 districts across the country with the district champions joining seeded teams for the regional championship.
Then the regional champions will square it up in the national championship.
The tournament will be played on knockout basis between April and June 2017. The Presidential Beach Soccer Cup will carry on with the old format with teams competing on knockout basis in the four Zones namely Karonga, Chintheche, Salima and Mangochi and all participating teams will pay a registration fee of K10, 000.00.
The tournament will be used to identify the participants of the FAM Cup with two top teams in each zone making it to the national competition to be played later in the year.
The Presidential Capacity Developmental Programme will be focusing on organising courses and training for administrators, match officials and coaches at developmental levels.
Currently the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has invited all interested football teams to register and participate in various Presidential Football competitions which are expected to kick-off on 26th March 2016.n

Malawi

Acting President for opposition People’s Party (PP) Uladi Mussa will be spending a cold night in a police cell in Area 3 in Lilongwe following his arrest earlier today.

Acting President for opposition People’s Party (PP) Uladi Mussa will be spending a cold night in a police cell in Area 3 in Lilongwe following his arrest earlier today.
Earlier today Mussa handed himself to the Anti

Corruption Bureau (ACB) as a scandal that involves issuance of citizenships to illegal immigrants involved him and other Immigration officers.
He granted citizenship to illegal immigrants from Burundi, Rwanda and other war prone countries when he served as Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security some years ago – in a series of instances that saw him obtaining millions of money.
According to reports, information that the law enforcers are gathering now indicates that the Salima South Member of Parliament made use of his post to to grant the citizenship to the foreigners who did not stand it to be granted a Malawian citizenship.
Recently, ACB arrested chief Immigration Officer Hudson Mankhwala over the same matter.
The case also involves former chief citizenship officer David Kwanjana.
Meanwhile, Mankhwala has been granted bail on conditions of reporting to the ACB every fortnight.

Malawi

William Mkandawire dumps PP.

Mzuzu Mayor William Mkandawire has announced that he has left the People’s Party to join the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
According to reports, the councillor announced his departure from PP on Monday.


Mkandawire said there are several things which has made him to think of quitting the party.
He claimed that there is poor leadership in the party, something which he said he did not like.
Apart from that, the councillor also said he has seen lack of direction and vision among others things in former President Joyce Banda’s party.
“It’s true am no longer a member of People’s Party, I want to focus on developing the city and serving people, a thing I failed to do in the last two years with the party.
“People of Mzuzu needs good roads, bridges and modern markets and I have made up my mind to work with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to see that through,” said Mkandawire.

Malawi, Southafrica, World, zambia, Zimbabwe

Malawi has made a cut into the top ten countries that have seen an incessant rise in life expectancy since the year 2000.

Malawi has made a cut into the top ten countries that have seen an incessant rise in life expectancy since the year 2000.

This is according to a recent report on life expectancy by medical journal The Lancet in its study which looks at changes in bad health years since 2000 to see where people are living a longer, healthier life.
‘’When we deduct healthy life expectancy from actual life expectancy, we see the average amount of years someone can expect to live in bad health – or ‘Bad Health Years,’’ reads an introduction of the report.
Bad Health Years emanate from subtracting from the life expectancy.
Malawi has one of the biggest increasing life expectancy levels.
Interestingly, all the ten nations are found in Africa.
Malawi is on the list alongside Niger, Ethiopia, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
“This is as a result of ‘great progress in health and development since the turn of the century,” the report says.
The report however notes that nearly every country on the planet has seen an increase in life expectancy since the beginning of the 21st century.
Only two nations did not register an improvement in life expectancy: Iraq and Syria. Life expectancy in Iraq stagnated, while in Syria it has decreased by 3 years.
In the study, the journal makes mention that life expectancy is used to measure the number of years a person can expect to live in good health, taking social and economic factors into account alongside disease and disability rates.
Swift internet searches reveal that life expectancy in Africa has increased by 9.4 years since 2000 due to several factors, including improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretroviral treatment.
Malawi’s levels go up to +15 with Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Uganda all squaring up for 18.
Niger and Congo are at +12 while Tanzania is at +13 and Zimbabwe at 14.
There have been -9 Bad Health Years in Malawi since the year 2000, according to the report.
By 2012, internet results show that life expectancy in Malawi was at 54.72 years.
According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data published in 2015, life expectancy in Malawi is: male 56.7, female 59.9 and total life expectancy is 58.3 which gives Malawi a World Life Expectancy ranking of 165.
A report published by the Financial Times in 2016 said that Malawi had been on the lead in Africa with life expectancy.
It indicated that life expectancy at birth rose 42 per cent from 44.1 years in 2000 to 62.7 in 2014, according to data from the World Bank.
Malawi’s top 50 causes of death, according to worldlifeexpectancy.com are HIV/AIDS – which places Malawi on position 8 on world rankings for causes of deaths; Stroke, Influenza and Pneumonia, Coronary Heart Disease, Diarrhoeal diseases, Malaria, Cervical Cancer, Malnutrition among others.
HIV/AIDS for example causes up to 29.32% of deaths in Malawi while Malaria accounts for 6.81% of deaths.

Malawi

Member of Parliament for Nsanje South West constituency, Dr Joseph Chidanti Malunga, has accused the Peter Mutharika’s led government for what he said is shielding the most wanted criminal ministers.

Member of Parliament for Nsanje South West constituency, Dr Joseph Chidanti Malunga, has accused the Peter Mutharika’s led government for what he said is shielding the most wanted criminal ministers.

dr-joseph-chidanti-malunga

Malunga who recently abandoned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) after the party failed fulfill its agreement it promised his constituents, said Mutharika is reluctant to bring to book Dr George Chaponda,the then minister of Agriculture despite concrete evidences by both the joint parliamentary inquiry committee and the Anti Corruption Bureau who found him with a huge of money stashed in suitcase in his bedroom.
Dr. Joseph Chidanti Malunga : Heads the committee.
Malunga who did not mince words says DPP is a failed government,having full of thieves and that it cannot rule Malawi again come 2019.
“Oh yes! DPP is decayed party,having a bunch of thieves,wherever they are,are bunch of thieves and we cannot be ruled by bunch of thieves”,said Malunga .
According to the Law maker,DPP has been given a red card and most Malawians are fed up with its corrupt practices.
Speaking at a political rally he organized on Sunday,March 5,2017 at Nsanje Boma,Dr Chidanti Malunga who is also Chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture has warned that his committee will not leave any stone unturned but cleaning up all messes currently rocking in the Agriculture sector.
He said apart from the maize gate that has seen former Agriculture Minister,Dr George Chaponda being implicated,there are some companies and people who have been summoned to answer questions on how they took part in the procurement of 2016/2017 FISP come Monday next week.
He said as a Chairperson for Parliamentary committee on Agriculture,he will expose all people who will be involved in the plunder of government moneys during the process of procuring FISP for 2016/2017 growing season.

Malawi, Sports

Nomads held agala last sartuday

For the first time in history, we have witnessed a local club hosting a well organised gala awards, awarding players who were outstanding last season.

 

be-forward-wanderers
Yes, we are talking about Be Forward Wanderers’ inaugural players gala awards ceremony which took place at Robins Park Hall in the commercial city of Blantyre on Saturday night.
The Nomads had a very successful 2016 soccer season in which they managed to win Carlsberg Cup and Fisd Challenge Cup plus winning the Luso Television Bus Ipite bonanza at the expense of rivals Nyasa Big Bullets.
Players who performed well for the Blantyre based giants left Robins Park Hall full of smiles as they became the first to be rewarded at a public event.

Truth be told, what the Nomads did was very special and it has just reminded us that indeed we have administrators who are trying their level best to take Malawian football to another level.
It was very encouraging to see players leaving the hall with money and refrigerators.
The Nomads have a history of winning every new cup that has just been introduced and we are not surprised to see the club being the first to introduce players gala awards.
Our players are our heroes, without them, we couldn’t be here talking about football. We talk football because we have players who, when they are inside the field of play, they give it all to keep us entertained.
The decision to award the best performers was timely and this will also motivate other players to perform well next season.
It was also encouraging to hear that the team’s sponsors will dangle a car for the 2017 best player and this will also be the first time for the local players to experience this.
Once again, congratulations to Be Forward Wanderers management for coming up with such a colourful event.
It’s our wish to see other clubs emulating what the Nomads have done… Bravo