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It is the time for African fashion, says leading Malawian designer

It is the time for African fashion, says leading Malawian designer

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 at 2:14pm

When Malawian fashion designer Lilly Alfonso was just six years old, she would attack her clothes with a pair of scissors to modify dresses into a design of her choice, much to her mother’s despair. However, when she was a bit older, her clothing alterations and designs caught the attention of friends and family who started asking her to do the same to their clothes.

“So I started charging people for my services. Before I did it just for fun,” Alfonso told How we made it in Africa.

At the age of 24 she started her tailoring business…

A passenger train to run between Chipata and Lilongwe

A passenger train to run between Chipata and Lilongwe

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 at 9:59pm

ZAMBIA Railways Limited intends to run a passenger train between Chipata and Lilongwe District in Malawi. Presenting a paper on the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line at a business forum organised by the Rotary Club of Chipata at Luangwa House on Tuesday, ZRL regional manager for the Nacala Corridor, Moses Sipumo, said ZRL wants to increase the passenger traffic to 400, 000 people per year from the current 200, 000.

The ten year transformation of Malawi’s MAJETE RESERVE

The ten year transformation of Malawi’s MAJETE RESERVE

Posted on 26 Sep 2013 at 2:21pm

(TRAVPR.COM) UKSeptember 26th, 2013 – Marking one of Africa’s best conversation success stories in recent years, on Saturday September 28th, 2013, African Parks will hold a ten year celebration in honour of the amazing transformation of Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve – from desolate area devoid of wildlife into a thriving BIG 5 destination. The Majete project has proven to be an immense success since 2003 when the Government of Malawi entered into a 25-year public private partnership with African Parks for the rehabilitation, development and management of the Reserve.

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Malawi Vessel ILALA in technical trouble again

Malawi Vessel ILALA in technical trouble again

Posted on 01 May 2013 at 10:56am

Barely hours after MV ILALA hit the waters of lake Malawi after over a 10-months absence, the vessel has once again broken down at Chipoka Harbour in Salima due to engine failure.

The new manager of Malawi Shipping Company-MSC to which ILALA belongs-Motal Engil claims to have spent millions of Kwacha to provide full maintainance of the ship.

When MBC crew visited Chipoka in Salima on Sunday the very day it got stuck with passangers on board, the ship appeared to have been refurbished  with new painting and furniture.

Asked as to…

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Kenya Airways to start a new dedicated route between Lilongwe and Lusaka

Kenya Airways to start a new dedicated route between Lilongwe and Lusaka

Posted on 27 Apr 2013 at 10:44am

Kenya Airways (KQ) has received approval from the government of Malawi that will see the airline operate between the capital Lilongwe and Lusaka in Zambia from June 3.

This is after it was given the Fifth Freedom Traffic Rights which allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the airline’s own country.

That means KQ will now have the unique role to pick up passengers in Lilongwe and drop them in Lusaka and vice versa.

Currently, Malawi has…

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With a private jet at the airport, Madonna queued with other passengers in Malawi

With a private jet at the airport, Madonna queued with other passengers in Malawi

Posted on 19 Apr 2013 at 10:16pm

Africa has left itself wide open with glaring sores to the eyes, for celebrities to bandage. When one is drowning in poverty and gross mismanagement, any extended hand of support provided is better than nothing at all! It is not the African elite who suffer due to lack of an elite girl’s school or a functional maternity ward- their own children are whisked away to the best schools and hospitals money can buy to give birth! There are many African nations – who are truly appreciative of such celebrity meddling in their dysfunctional service delivery to the poor, indeed the poor among Africans welcome these super stars who make personal…

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Submit a digital image of anything be displayed the evening of Earth Day at Four Seasons – April 22nd

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 at 9:24am

Four Seasons is proud to announce that they are partners with Earth Day Network Global.

As a result, they are celebrating Earth Day 2013 at Four Seasons in Lilongwe.

The focus this year is the Face of Climate Change and they’ve brought this concept home.

Earth day falls on April 22nd, and they will use that day to launch a Lilongwe-wide waste management and sanitation campaign with their partners.

Here in Malawi they’re reaching out to everyone to participate:

“HOW DO YOU VIEW THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT”

What’s your take on it?

Submit a digital image of anything (pictures, artwork, physical displays) which will all be displayed the evening of Earth Day -…

EXECUTIVE FULLY FURNISHED & FULLY SERVICED APARTMENTS in LILONGWE

EXECUTIVE FULLY FURNISHED & FULLY SERVICED APARTMENTS in LILONGWE

Posted on 05 Mar 2013 at 11:19pm

2 Bed-Room and 3 Bed-Room, Executive, Fully Furnished & Serviced Apartments are immediately available in either Area 9 or Area 3:

Area 9: 2 minutes drive from Cross-Roads Complex, and 5 Minutes drive from African Bible College

Area 3: 1 minute drive from Bishop McKenzie International School .

 All the Apartments are fully furnished:

6 seater leather suite in the Lounge with 3 Glass Tables TV Cabinet with 32″ LCD TV and DSTV Decoders (Satellite Dishes already fitted) Air Conditioner in the Lounge/Dining Room Air Conditioner in the Master En-suite…

Hillary Strasser, a female guide in Malawi

Hillary Strasser, a female guide in Malawi

Posted on 05 Mar 2013 at 5:15pm

Visitors to the Kuti Community Wildlife Park in Malawi, Africa, may well be surprised to find themselves being guided by an American, not to mention a woman. But Hillary Strasser, a 2010 graduate of Washington and Lee, is not only the first American guide in Malawi but also the second woman guide in the country.

A double major in environmental studies and Russian area studies at W&L, Hillary has taken a few unusual twists and turns on her path from Lexington to Malawi.

She spent…

Lake Malawi crossed to raise money for Orphans

Lake Malawi crossed to raise money for Orphans

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 at 12:33pm

How did it start? Read about it here

Milko and Kaitlin started together around 7.30 am, 2.5 hours later than anticipated as a thunderstorm in the early morning hours prevented our boats from being launched on time. One of the engines of Milko’s boat then overheated which caused him and his crew to travel to the departure point at Cape Ngombo at a…

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