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Ntata’s Uncommon Sense: Mutharika should be ashamed for adopting Madonna, yet he promises Malawians more accident prone stadiums and iron sheets

LILONGWE ( Z. Allan Ntata) –I feel I am fighting a losing battle trying to understand how Madonna can accept to be adopted by Peter Mutharika. I am not surprised that she has not yet responded to Peter’s application. Some proposals require careful thought: careful weighing of pros and cons, careful consideration and assessment of the intentions and the motivations behind the seemingly romantic advances. I imagine the first mental obstacle to this audacious proposition is to reconcile how a president of a nation can in three days so easily forget a serious tragedy that killed 8 children to...

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I have joined MCP to help Chakwera send Mutharika packing from State House in 2019

NGABU (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow)– Former Cabinet minister Muhammad Sidik Mia has said he has joined Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to help its party president Lazarus Chakwera win the 2019 general elections and sent President Peter Mutharika packing out of State House. Mia said he had not joined MCP to snatch anybody’s position, making a U-turn on his earlier remarks when he hinted that his political comeback would not be an ordinary one, but that of vice-president. “It is the prerogative of the president of the party to do what he thinks is right, but on my part I will...

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Malawi vice president Chilima marvel to watch in basketball fundraiser

LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)– Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima, on Saturday was a marvel to watch when he took part in a basketball fundraising tournament at Civo Stadium Court in the capital Lilongwe. The tournament was organized to raise funds for the construction of a reliable basketball ball court in the city. This was the Central Zone Basketball League (CEZBAL’s) event seeking to raise MK20 million for the construction of the facility. VP Chilima captained Civo Bucks in the Build-A-Court fundraising basketball tournament that attracted many basketball lovers in the city. Chilima was the star attraction in the tournament, which...

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President Mutharika hails Madonna as ‘daughter of Malawi’ at opening of Mercy James children hospital

BLANTYRE (Gregory Gondwe, AP) — Madonna was welcomed in Malawi on Tuesday for the official opening of a hospital children’s wing funded by her charity and named after one of the four children the pop star has adopted from the impoverished southern African nation. “You started by adopting four Malawian children, now we are adopting you as the daughter of this nation,” President Peter Mutharika declared at the ceremony.  “There are so many things I never imagined I will do. I never imagined one day I will build this kind of a hospital,” said Madonna, who explained that she...

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Bingu National Stadium stampede kills 8, mostly children during independence day ahead of football match

LILONGWE (AP) –A crowd stampeded at a stadium in Malawi’s capital during independence day celebrations on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring more than 40 others, most of them children. The disaster happened at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe ahead of a soccer match between two local teams. The dead include children between five and 12 years old, reported The Daily Times, a newspaper in the southern African country. It said the accident happened when police used tear gas to disperse a crowd pushing into the stadium during commemorations of independence from Britain on July 6, 1964. Ambulances, police...

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