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Can Football Legend Mponda Score a Seat in Parliament?

[Nyasa Times] Attacking doesn't come naturally to Peter Mponda. The former Malawian soccer captain took his team to rare heights, including qualification for the 2010 African Cup of Nations -- the continent's top tournament in the sport - but as a central defender, warding off threats has been his forte. Now, at 36, Mponda is on the attack, and the territory is as alien to him as the role itself: Mponda is determined to be the next African soccer star to score a victory in politics. (AllAfrica)

Atupele Shrugs Off Demand to Adbdicate Mutharika's Cabinet

[Nyasa Times] United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has said he is fully committed to President Peter Mutharika government where he is serving as Minister of Health and Population and shrugged off calls by Balaka North legislator Lucius Banda to abdicate his ministerial post to concentrate on party affairs ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections. (AllAfrica)

Managers Cause Havoc At Standard Bank

[Nyasa Times] All is not well at Standard Bank following the arrival of two foreign managers who are believed to have been yielding too much power than local executive managers although the two managers hold 'lower' positions, Nyasa Times understands. (AllAfrica)

Blantyre United Finally Bite the Dust

[Nyasa Times] Financial woes at last season's TNM Super League outfit Blantyre United have forced the team to disband. (AllAfrica)

Civil Society Organisations Call For Finance Minister's Resignation

[Nyasa Times] Four leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and some activists have demanded Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe to immediately resign because of allegations of abuse in his role for government to allocate K4 billion to 86 parliamentary constituencies. (AllAfrica)

Joyce Banda On Being a Corruption Buster and Adding Women to the Fight

[RFI] Joyce Banda made headlines in 2012 when she became the first female president of Malawi, and the second in Africa's history. After being cleared of damning corruption allegations, she has vowed to take the struggle against graft worldwide. On International Women's Day, RFI is shining a spotlight on her story. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Not Talking Part in Mangochi By-Elections

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has withdrawn from taking part in the April 10 by-elections in Mangochi Malindi ward paving way for United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate. (AllAfrica)

Technical Panel Impressed With First Training

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national football team technical panel says it is very impressed with the three-day camp training for the senior Flames which is preparing to face Uganda in an away friendly match on March 24 2018. (AllAfrica)

Phiri Intensifies Bid to Be Thyolo Central MP

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party field marshal Ben Phiri has intensified his bid to claim the Thyolo central constituenct and has since donated to the people of area a state-of-the art fully equipped ambulance which will be used as a mobile clinic to service health needs of people in the area. (AllAfrica)

What Now For Businessman Accused of Murdering Girlfiend?

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police have said a file on the investigations of businessman Misozi Charles Chanthunya, accused of murdering a pregnant Zimbabwean girlfriend, who was extradited back home from South Africa last week, has been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to decide the way forward. (AllAfrica)

End Culture of Gender-Based Poverty, Abuse and Discrimination Now

[CSJNews] This year, International Women's Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women's activism - from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond - exposing the deep-seated oppression and discrimination, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment. (AllAfrica)

Nyasa Bullets in Budget Deficit

[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Bullets FC have disclosed that they have a K200 million deficit as they need to raise at least K210 million to meet the team's budget estimated at K480 million for the forthcoming season from K300 million spent last season. (AllAfrica)

Auditor General Submits More Files to Anti Corruption Body

[Nyasa Times] The office of the Auditor General has confirmed that 54 more files has been completed and passed on to the graft-busting body Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for investigations on the audit query of K236 billion Cashgate, the country's largest financial scandal suspected to have occurred between January 2009 and December 2014. (AllAfrica)

Gor Star in Cranes Squad for Malawi Friendly

[Nation] Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi is among 23 players summoned by Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre ahead of their two international friendly matches later this month. (AllAfrica)

Govt May Renew Maize Export Ban

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government may implement a new Executive order for the maize export ban to avoid creating a shortage of the staple grain, President Peter Mutharika has hinted. (AllAfrica)

Lead Investigator Says No Basis for Chaponda Arrest

[Nyasa Times] The last State witness in the case involving former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda and two others has told Zomba Magistrate Court that there was no enough evidence to arrest Chaponda. (AllAfrica)

DNA Confirms Malawi Businessmen Not Father of Kids

[CAJ News] Lilongwe -HEART-BROKEN Malawian business executive lived happily for years with wife and four children he thought were his until recently. (AllAfrica)

Somba-Banda Eyes Super League Presidency

[Nyasa Times] Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Innocent Bottoman says he will not seek re-election when the association goes to polls February 2019 and elight league governing body's treasurer-general Tiya Somba-Banda has expressed interest to contest for the hot seat. (AllAfrica)

Super League to Kick Off in April

[Nyasa Times] The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda has said the flagship league will kick off next month. (AllAfrica)

Blantyre Establishes Sister City Relationship With Dar es Salaam

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre City Council BCC) says its relationship with Dar es Salaam is of great importance as the two cities are expected to be sharing ideas and expertise in various levels of development between. (AllAfrica)

Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault

[Nyasa Times] Ntchisi Magistrate's Court recently sentenced an 18-year-old boy to 24 months at Kachere Reformatory Centre in Lilongwe for defiling a 12-year-old girl. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Endorses New NGO Fees Hike

[Nyasa Times] Three parliamentary committees have endorsed the hiking of fees non-governmental organisations (NGO)s pay to government based on the funding they receive and not a fixed amount as is currently the case and are calling on both local and international NGOs the country to comply with the new fees structure. (AllAfrica)

Avoid Any South Africa Meat Products, Malawians Told

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's health ministry says a ban will continue on the import and sale of certain South African processed meat products after a sausage known as polony is identified as a source for the listeria poisoning that has killed 180 people. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Vows to Fight Corruption

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has challenged the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to ensure there is logical conclusion to the K236 billion Cashgate, the country's largest financial scandal suspected to have occurred between January 2009 and December 2014. (AllAfrica)

Local Player At Japanese Club Passes Medical Test

[Nyasa Times] Former Be Forward Wanderers midfieder Jabulani Linje was unveiled on Monday at Japanese third-tier J3 League side Yokohama Sports and Culture Club (YSCC) after passing a medical test. (AllAfrica)

Dairy Delights - Cooperative Transforms Farmers Lives

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -An idea that started on a very small scale by a group of 15 farmers almost 38 years ago has transformed into Lusangazi Dairy Farming Cooperative. (AllAfrica)

Wanderers Gag Kamwendo Over Bad Press

[Nyasa Times] Malawi football kings Mighty Former Be Forward Wanderers have told their former captain Joseph Kamwendo to desist from making "negative" comments against the club in the press and social media, saying they will be compelled to suspend him. (AllAfrica)

7 Elderly People Murdered in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] At least seven elderly men and women have been murdered in different parts of the country since January this year, Malawi Network of Older Persons Organisation (Manepo) has said. (AllAfrica)

Dedza District Council in a Cleaning Exercise

[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Dedza District Council officials and members of the community on Wednesday conducted a cleaning exercise in hotspot areas including the district hospital, the main market and the bus depot in an effort to promote sanitation. (AllAfrica)

Authorities Blamed As Piracy Continues to Cripple Music Industry

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) has been blamed for not protecting gospel singer in curbing piracy. (AllAfrica)

Journalists Challenged to Clear Myths On Cholera

[Malawi News Agency] The Blantyre District Health Office has urged journalists to sensitize people and clear myths surrounding cholera. (AllAfrica)