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Breaking Now: Keza Building on fire in Blantyre

Keza on FireMaravi Post Ireporters have confirmed that indeed Keza building in blantyre is on fire. Firefighters are on scene battling the fire the cause of which is unknown at the the moment. Thanks Jr Noel Nop for the pic.

Keza building houses Maranantha schools. We have learnt that only few students have been injured from the inferno as billowing smoke can be seen in down town Blantyre

Keza on fireOn facebook Dave Namusanya wrote,
In the past when you were drowning people would rush to your rescue; these days they will take out their phone cameras, picture you, and be updating your miserable self drowning or tweeting the same instead of helping. The case of Keza fire. I am only seeing pics. No fire-fighting.

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BBC Africa Debate asks in Malawi if Africa’s young population is opportunity or risk

BBC LOGO28 January 2014. The January edition of BBC Africa Debate comes from Malawi, exploring the opportunities and risks associated with Africa's young population. The BBC’s Nkem Ifejika and Nomsa Maseko will co-host the discussion in Blantyre, which will ask if the recent population explosion in Africa can be used to propel economic growth - or if it could backfire.

The average age in sub-Saharan Africa is still under 20, the youngest of any region in the world. The population of the continent will double by 2050. With nearly half of its population under the age of 15, Malawi is typical of sub-Saharan Africa.

Airtel Malawi’s ‘Mwezi Wawala-Tithyole Dansi’ song, produced by top musicians, to be released on New Year’s Eve

AirtelBLANTYRE (MaraPost)—Courtesy of mobile service operator Airtel Malawi, the country’s top musicians including Piksy, Lucius Banda and man of the moment, Skeffa Chimota have produced a song dubbed ‘Mwezi Wawala (Tithyole Dansi)’ which will be released on the New Year’s Eve, December 31.

Mwezi Wawala is a musical anthem comprising over 20 of the country’s top musicians.

The song, produced by renowned Blantyre based producer, Tapps Bandawe, also features urban artists Blasto and Tigris, Black Missionaries Band’s lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani and gospel musician Faith Mussa, among others.

Speaking to journalists in Blantyre, Airtel Malawi’s Brands and Communications Manager Isabel Kachinjika said ‘Mwezi Wawala’ is a celebration of the Airtel brand and embraces the values of the brand.

“As a brand, Airtel’s vision is to enrich lives by helping our customers achieve their dreams. Through our network we also want to enable our customers to be themselves, and express themselves freely in order to explore their full potential regardless of their race, beliefs or geographical boundaries,” stated Kachinjika.

“Through this song we believe Malawians will feel the heartbeat of the Airtel brand and come to understand what we are all about,” said Kachinjika adding; “ This is also something that has never been done before in Malawi; bringing together the best of the best to compose a song that will touch many lives”.

Apart from creating unparalleled entertainment, according to Kachinjika, the song will also touch the lives of less fortunate people in the country and the proceeds from this song would be channeled to different causes so that those who don’t have a reason to smile can now celebrate because “Mwezi Wawala”

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In Ghana, Duncan Williams Preaches Mandela Instead of Christ

It is sad to see in this day and age that there are many pastors who no longer want to mirror Christ, but they Duncan Williamsrather mirror their own celebrity idols. Recently, the Archbishop of Action Faith Ministries, Nicholas Duncan Williams was quoted saying that he wants to live and die like Nelson Mandela. Did Mandela ever confess to being a Christian? He wasn’t buried as one, he was buried as a Xhosa chief.

At the Service, which was attended by Former President Rawlings and President Johna Mahama, Duncan said, “I want to be like him when I am old and gray-haired; that is the way I want to go, it’s a good way to go. I must say God will grant me my desire”.

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