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24 April 2016 17:56:22 AllAfrica News: Latest
Top Malawian rapper Piksy, who is currently in England has said he will fly to Ireland and hold a promising show in Dublin on Saturday 30 April before heading back home.
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17 March 2016 05:37:48 WN.com - Africa News
Malawi national team midfield workhorse Chimango Kayira says he would like to return to play for Nyasa Big Bullets soon after he has seen out his remaining two year contract with a Mozambican club side Costa Du Sol. ......
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16 March 2016 13:30:06 WN.com - Africa News
Malawi champions Nyasa Big Bullets FC have navigated through their current crisis by accepting all conditions their sponsor Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) imposed on the club to keep the K500 million five-year sponsorship. ......
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11 March 2016 11:10:47 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
Malawi's most prestigious football team, Big Bullets risk losing a multi million Kwacha ( $900,000) sponsorship deal with a cigarette manufacturing company, due to the infighting which has taken centre stage in the executive committee of the club. Noel Lipipa: Trouble rocking Bullets camp Bullets inked a controversial deal with country's sole cigarette manufacturer Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) which rolled out in January but the company has warned it may stop bankrolling the club. Chairman of Nyasa, Konrad Buckle said he is not amused with the cracks in the Bullets camp especially over money issues as the finance committee has reportedly been dissolved. Some officials are against the finance committee’s chairperson, Isaac Norman, being part of the board. The Nyasa letter which Nyasa Times has sourced , Buckle has expressed concerns over a cocktail of issues. "We have been following events surrounding the club in the media, newsprint and the social media. As the chairman of Nyasa ,I am very concerned with the bad publicity the team is getting, which is directly affecting us as a partner,” Buckle said. “We have done our research, and we have realised that that there is in fighting between the executive members and all of you know, that weak members creates a weak club," reads part of the letter signed by Buckle. Buckle warned Bullets of the risk of losing the sponsorship if the infighting continues. "Let me remind you that Nyasa Manufacturing Company is a brand and we would not want our brand to be affected or associated by such infighting, lack of discipline and lack of expertise to manage a business,” he said. Adding with a stern warning: “We therefore would like to warn your Board and Executive Committee that you risk the embarrassment of losing another sponsorship if this does not stop and the current leadership and contractual obligations are not supported. “We have privately discussed this pertinent issue with several neutral parties and we believe that this in fighting between the current chairman, Sadik Malinga, Alex Kondwe, Peter Mandiza and Noel Lipipa is detrimental to the club management, welfare and future of this amazing football team. The bad publicity and infighting is very clear in the contract - it’s a breach of the contract (with serious consequences). “The reason that Nyasa selected BB for sponsorship is because we believe in the club ,the current chairman and the brand. We were also aware that for last ten or eleven years nobody wanted to sponsor BB for exactly the same reasons ,infighting and lack of leadership." Nyasa has claimed its cigarette sales have declined in the past weeks “due to the ongoing negative publicity.” Buckle pointed out: “ Regrettably, It seems nothing has changed regarding the management and welfare of the People’s Team and the blatant misuse of club earnings and funds.” Chilunga, who chairs the 1967-founded team, t said the deal with Nyasa is a “strategic business partnership” and the cigarette company “uses the team's supporters' base to enhance their brand. The chair of supporters committee, Stone Mwamadi, has blamed some members of the executive for leaking to the media the internal squabbles, including the sponsor’s letter, instead of resolving matters internally. Bullets, twice champions of the country’s Super League and who command the biggest fan base spread throughout the tiny and soccer-mad southern African nation, has been without sponsorship for nine years since former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored them for two years. Most of the 16 teams in Malawi's poorly-run amateur super league are sponsored by the Army, Police and government. The rest are owned by private clubs.
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11 February 2016 13:35:25 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have unveiled their new signing Muhamad Sulumba from Blantyre United after signing a three-year contract, frustrating Mighty Be Forward Wanderers who wanted to sign him for permanent after a successful loan stint last season. Sulumba being unveiled by Bullets club officials and Nyasa representative Bullets chairman Samuel Chilunga hailed Sulumba "one of the top strikers in Malawi." Chilunga was delighted that the striker had agreed to join the ranks at the Peoples Team after making a dramatic U-turn over his move to Lali Lubani Road - the home of Wanderers. Sulumba said he was attracted by the character of Bullets and their reputation for never giving up, even claiming they were going to defend the Super League title for the third year. "What I like the most about Bullets is the character. It’s a new challenge for me. Excited to be at my new home Bullets,” said Sulumba. According to Chilunga the People’s Team resumed training on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium under the guidance of Mabvuto Lungu and Lloyd Nkhwazi. Lungu will not going the team to the title defence because who does not hold a CAF B license which the Football Association of Malawi (FAM)—under the Club Licensing System (CLS)—is enforcing as a minimum requirement for the top-flight league coaches. Bullets former centre back George Nyirenda has also resumed training with the club after terminating his contract with top Zimbabwean side Caps United. The club has also two realists from Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier League side Ndirande Icons.
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28 January 2016 17:23:56 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
Malawi football champions Nyasa Big Bullets big wigs are applying to Ministry of Lands and Housing for land in Blantyre on which to construct the stadium for the club. Bullets fans to have proper home ground and their stands...Photo By Jeromy Kadewere. Nyasa Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga said the club’s board of trustees approved the project, saying once the land has been approved, the project “ will start immediately.” According to The Nation , Chilunga said the trustees, the supporters and the executive committee will all have their own fundraising activities for the stadium project. “We hope that everyone will be committed,” he said. Chilunga said the capacity of the stadium will be determined by the size of land provided and resources. Bullets recently signed a multi-million kwacha partnership agreement with Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC). Chilunga said the club will not solely rely on the funds from the deal.
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18 January 2016 10:24:35 WN.com - Africa News
TNM in conjunction with Super League of Malawi on Thursday presented awards to deserving teams and individuals, including journalists who provided best coverage for the league in the 2015-16 edition. ......
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04 January 2016 11:11:32 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
Malawi's most prestigious football team, Big Bullets who inked a $900,000 sponsorship deal with the country’s sole cigarette manufacturer Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC), have announced change of name to Nyasa Big Bullets after rolling out of the sponsorship deal from Jnauary 1, the club’s chairman Samuel Chilunga has said. It's Nyasa Big Bullets Nyasa Company-official with-Bullets-faithfuls Top striker Chiukepo Msowoya. Chilunga said the team’s name has since changed from Big Bullets to Nyasa Big Bullets in accordance with the agreement which he described as “a strategic business partnership”. “As per the contract agreement, the partnership officially came into effect on January 1. The funding will be coming in monthly tranches and we expect to get the first tranche this coming week,” said Chilunga. The 1967-founded team will be getting K100 million per season. Nyasa managing director Demo Kalaitzis said : “We saw it wise to partner the biggest football team in the country. We want to use Bullets brand to market our products and we believe it is a viable deal.” He called on Malawians to support Nyasa cigarette brands such as Super King, Super Menthol, 2010 Menthol, 2010 Virginia and Nyasa Fodya. Bullets, defending champions of the country’s TNM Super League back-to-back and who command the biggest fan base in the country, has been without sponsorship for nine years since former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored them for two years. Chiukepo says ‘thank you’ Meanwhile, Bullets FC striker Chiukepo Msowoya has attributed his success at the club to good coordination with teammates. Chiukepo was brought to Malawi’s top league champions while struggling for form due to among other things injury plague. But the burly forward has proved that he has not lost his magic boots which took him to South Africa’s top league giants Orlando Pirates. He inspired Bullets to defend the title by scoring 14 league goals to become joint top-goal scorer alongside Red Lions’ Innocent Bokosi earning himself best striker accolade at his club. “I am grateful to Bullets for playing a critical role in reviving my career. In this vain I would like to thank my fellow players for warmly welcoming me at the club,” he said. “If it wasn’t for their support I would not have managed to achieve what I have achieved just during my debut season at Bullets.” He also attributed his success to divine intervention after a not-so-rosy time while playing professional football especially at Orlando Pirates and Mozambique top league’s Costol do Sol where he was released as a free agent. Former Bullets coach Burundian tactician Nsanzarwimo Ramadhan had confidence in the player and was instrumental in bringing him to the Red Army. He has also been re-established his mark as a prolific national team striker having scored critical goals under the tutelage of coach Ernest Mtawali.
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31 December 2015 10:04:55 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi
Nyasa Times has shortlisted 10 influential Malawians who were nominated by its readers for the prestigious ‘Person of the Year’ Award to be recognised as top heroes in 2015. Rex Bwanausi The list. Rex Bwanausi: He is an ophthalmologist at Chikwawa district hospital. He has served the position for years, working hard to get many people affected by eye problems to doctors and personally operating people with trachoma. His video done by Sight Savers has hit 5 million. Why? Rex works with almost nonexistent resources. He has a motor cycle. He lives 15km away from the hospital. He returns to his family every night late. But this amazing health worker goes 60km away at Nkumaniza or 47km away at Chapananga, sometimes using his fuel or sometimes borrowing money to go and find patients with eye challenges. Chikwawa has highest trachoma and cataract cases in Malawi. Rex's passion is on children as he says, for adults they may have few years of productivity, but for children is a life time of blindness. The man everyone calls adotolo amaso, represents hard working Malawian spirit, patience and love. Each year he wishes to go to school and upgrade, but he postpones it to next year to treat more people first. Thousands of people in Chikwawa had regained sight, some after 6 years of losing it. He is an angel among those very poor and in need. Rachel Sibande: Sibande: Mhub CEO Rachel Sibande represents a new generation of young Malawian women. She is a 29 year old tech genius who is pioneering technological solutions to Malawian problems. She gave a talk at TEDxLilongwe in 2013 in which she showed how women in rural areas of Malawi are harnessing technology to transform their livelihoods through optimisation of agricultural market information. Rachel is highly trained in very rare computer science fields of information theory, coding and cryptography. She is a fellow of the Young Africans Leadership Initiative (YALI), introduced by US president Barack Obama, and is the brains behind mHub. MHub is a new technology incubator space where Malawian technopreneurs are nurtured and supported to develop technology start-ups. She was the lead technology expert in an elections monitoring project for the May 2014 elections that brought together 18 civil society organisations under the Malawi Electoral Support Network. This technology enabled 300,000 Malawians to verify their voter identities through their phones, and handled 88,000 messages from 4,500 polling stations across the country. Rachel is taking this rare knowledge of 21st century technology to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, training them to learn how to code and do lots of other very useful thing. James Mitengo: Teacher James Mitengo The teaching profession is going through its worst period, in Malawi and in many countries around the world, including wealthy, developed countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Morale is at its lowest and many teachers are leaving. Not with Malawian teacher James Mitengo. This Standard 4 teacher at Mpeni Primary School in Thyolo district is doing what very few teachers are capable of: searching for solutions to problems in Malawian education. “He is always on the lookout for new opportunities, and has used them to connect his school with schools in other parts of the world,” said education expert and academic Dr Steve Sharra one of the people who nominated Mitengo. Mitengo has sourced computers and Internet connectivity for his rural school in Thyolo, and has established computer lessons for his Standard 4 pupils. Mlombw: From a beggar to a billionaire He has attracted the attention of other teachers in the UK and the US, and has visited Scotland and England a number of times now where he has introduced the idea of Teaching and Learning Using Locally Available Resources (TALULAR) to teachers there. This is an idea that he popularised in Thyolo and surrounding districts. He is promoting international education both for his students and students in other parts of the world. Mike Mlombwa: The Malawian who has built his business on back of hard work. Mike is a very unique model of Malawi businesses; he has not lost voice on speaking for indigenous businesses. He has passion and wish to see his fellow countrymen grow. Trading as Countrywide, Mike has survived hostile political, business and social environments. He has seen business in all Malawian season. It makes him businessman of the year, as his perseverance reflects the ability of Malawians to run business and that with determination we can succeed. He continues to inspire a new generation of business people. His continued representation as alternative voice to local business's that includes taking on powerful banks and politicians. Reporter Chimjeka: Told of a criminal gang which has drawn up a list of people targetted Mlombwa is a reality of what needs to be done in Malawi for many to come out of poverty. Rebecca Chimjeka: It has become inconceivable to think of Malawi’s democracy without thinking of the Malawian media. Malawi’s political class has never appreciated the fundamental aspects of democracy, but thanks to the Malawian media, some of their chicanery and shenanigans are laid bare by the Malawian media. The one face that represents that canny ability to reveal to Malawians the mischief that the political class are up to is Rebecca Chimjeka. The Nation Publications Limited news analyst and former Nyasa Times investigative reporter has exposed some of the innards of how cashgate happened, and how it is still going on today. She has penetrated high-placed corruption in the timber business implicating top government officials, and has opened up the underbelly of the politics that is holding back construction of the cancer centre. Mwai Kumwenda: Malawi netball export Rebecca Chimjeka is the paragon of investigative journalism in Malawi today. NASFAM: Th
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