A government initiated but private sector led development finance entity, the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Corporation Plc (MAIC), was launched to the media on Wednesday that will empower agro-businesses and industrial companies to acquire finance... The post Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Corporation launched: Created by CDH Investment Bank appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Malawi Under-23 national football team coach Meke Mwase has requested the Football Association of Malawi ( FAM) to organise friendly games for the Junior Flames before meeting their neighbours Zambia side in March 2019 in... The post Meke appeals for more friendlies for Malawi U-23 appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Nyasa Big Bullets have complained that there is lack of help being afforded to the club by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) as they continue preparation for CAF Champions League game against Kenya’s Gor... The post Bullets cries foul over fixture pile up: CAF plans affected appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
United Democratic Front (UDF) Publicity Secretary Ken ndanga has unveiled plans to contest as Member of Parliament (MP) in his Eastern Region home district of Balaka during next year’s Tripartite Elections. Ndanga, who has served... The post UDF publicist Ndanga unveils plans to contest as MP appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Governance expert and commentator Makhumbo Munthali has called for wider consultations before tabling the newly gazetted controversial Non-Governmental Organisations Bill whose effects he said will be far wider than just on NGOs as it will... The post Stop NGO Bill that threatens people’s freedom in Malawi, urges governance expert appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President Metry Seaga is encouraging local manufacturers and exporters to explore untapped markets that exist in the neighbouring state of Haiti. “Jamaica and our region remain...
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An American man was killed by a protected tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the police said today. Seven fishermen who took 27-year-old John Allen Chau to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous Sentinelese people live, have been arrested, the police said.
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A project in Seychelles aims to inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The STEM Extra is an eight-month after-school programme to empower the youth towards pursuing STEM career opportunities by offering an interactive and inspirational programme held after school hours. The project, expected to start in January, is one of six local projects which has this year received grants from the United States Ambassador’s Special Self Help Programme. Implemented by not for profits organisations, these projects are targeting different groups in the communities including the youth, women and people with disabilities. The grantees met with the US Ambassador to the island nation, David Reimer, last week....
World leaders will participate in an innovative climate change summit on Thursday that will take place entirely online so it is carbon neutral. The eco-friendly event stands in stark contrast to many other international political summits, which involve thousands of delegates jetting across the world to a venue where they stay in air-conditioned comfort. The Virtual Climate Summit is the brainchild of Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, whose low-lying Pacific island nation will drown beneath rising seas if global warming continues unabated. Heine said the event -- with participants including French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- will be the first global political meeting to be held online. It will consist of a rolling, 24-hour livestream that will begin in the Marshalls' capital Majuro, then include addresses from leaders and panel discussions before delivering a declaration. ...
«Smarter» and more experienced in managing loans, the Philippines will not go the way of Sri Lanka, which was forced to hand to China one of its ports and several acres of land when it failed to pay its debt, a maritime expert said.
Nahuli-cam ang away ng 'di bababa sa 40 kabataan sa Barangay 404, Sampaloc, Maynila.
Some of the world's last tribespeople untouched by modern civilization have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said Wednesday.
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Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. A bilateral Kyrgyz-Russian working consultation on international and regional security issues was held in Moscow. The press service of the Kyrgyz President’s Office reported that this event took place within the implementation of the Plan of Cooperation between the Secretariat of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Office of the Security Council of the Russian Federation for 2018-2019. At the consultations, the sides discussed issues on the state and prospects of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Russia in the military and military-technical sphere, as well as on the practice of countering the recruitment of citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Russia, primarily young people, into international terrorist and extremist organizations. At the meeting of Secretaries of the Security Councils of the two states Nikolay Patrushev and Damir Sagynbaev, other aspects of further military-technical cooperation in ensuring the security of the region and countering threats of a transnational nature were discussed. This consultation was held just before the sixth meeting of the secretaries of the Security Councils of the CIS member states, which was scheduled for November 21.
Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2018. /Kabar/. Leaders of the Kyrgyzstan and Onuguu-Progress factions of the Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) Almazbek Baatyrbekov and Bakyt Torobayev met with the UNDP mission for assessment of electoral needs. Head of the mission Pascal Roussi told that the mission began work on Monday, November 19th. Meetings are held to develop recommendations, on the basis of which decisions will be taken on the need for assistance for the electoral system of Kyrgyzstan. Almazbek Baatyrbekov told that every year the parliament of the republic recieves budget with a deficit, therefore, technical support from international organizations for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2020 is needed. “In the past parliamentary elections in 2015, administrative resources and the bribery of voters were used. This was possible due to the ignorance of voters of the electoral legislation. Therefore, I support President Jeenbekov’s proposal to stop making amendments to the Election Code one year before the elections,” Baatyrbekov said. He also believes that persons with convictions should not be engaged in elected bodies and that gender representation should be respected throughout the work of an elected body. Bakyt Torobaev told that the party has a number of proposals to amend the election laws. “The main thing is that the deputies of all levels should be not those who have a thick wallet, but those who really are highly regarded on site,” Torobaev said. Therefore, the party proposes to draw up lists of candidates and approve them at party congresses, but after the elections to have the opportunity to hold a party congress again and change the order of lists depending on the votes cast in the regions. “We also propose to provide TV time to all parties participating in elections, regardless of their financial capabilities, and to cancel the holding of concerts at electoral meetings with voters,” Torobaev continued. The members of the Onuguu - Progress faction Tynchtyk Shainazarov, Altynbek Junus uulu, Ziyadin Jamaldinov, who participated in the meeting, noted that there is progress in holding elections. “Wholesale” voting has been terminated, one voter receives one ballot. Voting through biometric data gives hope to voters that their votes will be counted. But the voter should be protected from the arbitrary will of local leaders and cancel form 2, which allows the voter to cast the ballot not at the place of residence, but at another polling station.
Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2018. / Kabar /. The tender for the purchase of buses on natural gas has already been announced, head of the transport department of the metropolitan municipality Kubanychbek Zhunusov told during a round table in Bishkek. According to him, now in Bishkek about 100 municipal buses are functioning. They are about 10 years old. “The Mayor’s Office intends to purchase in 2019 50 buses that use natural gas, and not diesel fuel. Thereby we will reduce exhaust emissions,” said Kubanychbek Zhunusov.