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Rebuilding Rwanda from ashes to flashes

Rebuilding Rwanda from ashes to flashes

Posted on 19 Sep 2016 at 10:34am

Between April and July 1994, Rwanda was burning and blood was flowing. It remains one of the worst tragedies in Africa in which 1 million people were killed in 100 days. From the ashes, Kigali now flashes. CLIFTON KAWANGA recently visited Rwanda and he writes.

The Kigali International Convention Centre (KICC) is a symbol of Rwanda’s rise from the ashes; the KICC glows at night illuminating the changes that are taking place. During daytime, the KICC…

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Pop Dogg to perform in London: Raising money for Underprivileged students in Malawi

Pop Dogg to perform in London: Raising money for Underprivileged students in Malawi

Posted on 13 Apr 2016 at 6:58pm

The Malawian born, Multi-Award winning Irish hip hop artist is yet to perform again at a very prestigious charity event in London which will raise money for underprivileged students in Malawi.

The event will take place at Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel in London on 30Th of April, an event which is expected to be attended by a large patron and prominent people across United Kingdom contributing towards the good cause.

” I am looking forward to perform at this event again, because I believe in giving that receiving. I have always been involving myself in charity events, because I…

Malawians Abroad; Is this happening in Ireland?

Malawians Abroad; Is this happening in Ireland?

Posted on 05 Dec 2015 at 11:01pm

Few years back, when sons and daughters of Malawi left for Ireland, it was a relief on an economically burdened Malawi and in some cases a relief to psychologically burdened parents whose children were but as good as nothing only to find Ireland a scrap yard for them.

Many children left Malawi for Ireland during the days of economic downturns when major donors shut the main pipes of finances to capital hill. Going to Ireland was like heaven sake. Apparently, it was an alternative to an overcrowded South Africa that looked to be a no go zone for foreigners. An…

HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 1:30pm

A number of British-based companies will be visiting Malawi this week at the invitation of the Malawi Government to view for themselves the potential for trade and investment with Malawi. The British High Commission greatly welcomes this initiative by the Government of Malawi, and has been working with the Government to stimulate private sector interest in Malawi. This is in addition to DFID support to help create the conditions for economic growth and to improve the business environment in Malawi, including…

Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

Posted on 03 Feb 2015 at 12:16pm

Ireland will today dispatch thousands of blankets, tents, mosquito nets, soap, jerry cans and other urgent supplies to assist families affected by the recent severe flooding in Malawi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.

58 tonnes of Irish stocks will be distributed by Irish Aid partners, Concern Universal, GOAL, Trócaire, Concern Worldwide and the Evangelical Association of Malawi. The supplies will be directed to help displaced families in the worst affected districts in the Southern Region of Malawi.

The airlifts, worth…

Video & Pics: “Malawi is proud of you”, Sipe’s Mum in the Big Brother Africa House

Video & Pics: “Malawi is proud of you”, Sipe’s Mum in the Big Brother Africa House

Posted on 29 Nov 2014 at 4:31pm

Last, but not least, Sipe got her moment with family. Finally it was her own mother’s footsteps that she heard traipsing through the house on the way towards her. After watching and sharing in everyone else’s heart felt visits from family, friends and lovers it was her turn to revel in her own home folk. Sipe’s mother lauched into the house live a diva announcing, boldly, where her daughter gets her feisty genes from.

Sipe’s mom walked shortly…

Pamtengo Radio scoops 2014 BEFFTA Award for Best Radio

Pamtengo Radio scoops 2014 BEFFTA Award for Best Radio

Posted on 04 Nov 2014 at 10:02am

What started as a simple idea of a group of colleagues of similar ilk and interests has seen the UK based online radio, Pamtengo winning this year’s Best Radio at the BEFFTA Awards held on October 25, at the Hippodrome, Golders Green in London. UK

Looking gloriously elegant, it was indeed a marvel to watch Pamtengo radio representatives march majestically to receive the 2014 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) Awards.

Speaking exclusively in a telephone interview upon receiving the news, Pamtengo Radio CEO, Golden Tshux said the recognition showed a true reflection of the outstanding achievements and contributions…

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Sipe is Malawi’s second BBA Hot Shots Representative

Sipe is Malawi’s second BBA Hot Shots Representative

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 6:24pm

Africa’s biggest reality Television show, Big Brother has revealed that 24 year old Sipherile Chitambo popularly known as Sipe will be Malawi’s second representative in this year’s Big Brother house.

The announcement was made on Monday morning via the show’s official website http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com and it went viral on social media.

Hairdresser Sipe is from Lilongwe and has an MSCE and ICM Hotel and Catering Management qualification.

She looks up to Beyonce, as…

Video: Sipe to represent Malawi at the Big brother Africa hotshots 2014

Video: Sipe to represent Malawi at the Big brother Africa hotshots 2014

Posted on 29 Sep 2014 at 11:41am

Sipe real name Sipherile Chitambo is from Champiti village (T/A Kwataine) Ntcheu (The Kanjanga's), Lives in Kawale – Lilongwe. via @bukavu

— Malawi News Agency (@MwNewsAgency) September 29, 2014

Sipe is from Lilongwe and has an MSCE and ICM Hotel and Catering Management qualification. Her favourite foods are nshima with chicken and okra, pizza, Thai food and ‘a bit of Indian cuisine’. Her favourite TV shows include Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Idols. Her favourite musicians are Beyonce, Brandy, Sam Smith and Zahara. Her favourite actors are Idris Elba and Angelina Jolie. Her favourite place in her country…

Video: Mr. 265 to represent Malawi at this year Big Brother Africa

Video: Mr. 265 to represent Malawi at this year Big Brother Africa

Posted on 24 Sep 2014 at 11:17am

Times TV presenter Dj Malick aka Mr. 265 has been unveiled as Malawi representative in the much anticipated reality TV show Big Brother Hotshots which will start on October 5 in South Africa.

He has been unveiled together with Zambia and Mozambique Hotshots.

Introducing this year Big brother Africa also known as Big Brother Hotshots, watch the Malawi representative here Outgoing and energetic, if he had the chance he would ask Biggie if he can stand the heat. However, he says he can put on quite a show for the ladies and challenges Africa to just…

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