Photo Gallery: Tendai Tambala crowned Miss MCA

 By Timothy Ntilosanje Tendai Tambala has been crowned Miss MCA in pageant last weekend, beating out 5 other contestants. Lusubilo Mwaungulu who is studying IMIS, and Maggie Maonga who is studying CIPs were the runners-up during Saturday’s competition at held at Amazon (formerly Zanzi) in Lilongwe. Tendai Tambala currently studying higher diploma in business management, said the contests leading to Miss MCA were the first she’d participated in and as Miss MCA she plans on working with the college’s student union to encourage her fellow students to work hard in…

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Wedding: Our Wedding Story, The Vals

  Mr and Mrs Val first exchanged their vowels at Cross of Life Lutheran Church On December 21st, 2013.  Followed by their  reception which took place in the beautiful luxurious Marriot Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta Georgia.  Guest came from all over the world  to celebrate their love. Bishop Bvumbwe and his wife  came all the way from Malawi to give their blessings to their daughter and son inlaw. Some described the Vals wedding as “Wedding of the decade..” others were left speechless at how beautiful and glamorous the wedding was.…

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Pic Of The Day: Openly Gay Malawian Auntie Tiwonge

Aunt Tio captured then and now   Malawi’s most famous gay South Africa-based Tionge Chimbalanga aka Aunt Tio has undergone immeasurable metamorphosis as far as his looks are concerned since he left the country a couple of years ago. The 26-year old and Steve Monjeza were the first to hold the first ever public gay marriage in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre in 2010. Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi and attracts a penalty of a minimum of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour. The two were sentenced as such but…

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Spotlight: Eugene Khumbanyiwa (Hollywood Actor)

  As he prepares for his new movie role in the upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Chappie’, we thought we would give support to our fellow Malawian by introducing him to those that have not heard of  him yet.   Eugene Wanangwa Khumbanyiwa is a Malawian, South Africa- based stage, television, film and voice actor, popularly known for playing the role of Obesandjo in the 2009 Oscar- nominated sci-fi hit ‘District 9.’ Khumbanyiwa was born at Cobbe Barracks Hospital in Zomba, Malawi’s former capital. He has four siblings. His father is Major…

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Malawi Food: Malawian Donuts (Mandazi) Recipe

  Mandazi are Malawian fried breads that are eaten with tea or coffee for breakfast, for a snack anytime, and with the main course for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 1 Egg, beaten 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Milk 2 tbsp Butter, melted 2 cups White Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder Oil to fry How to make Mandazi: Mix all the ingredients together, except oil, to form soft but non-sticky dough. Roll the dough on a lightly floured board until it is about 1/4 inch think. Cut into triangles and fry…

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Malawi Food: Samosa

Samosas are originally from the Indian sub continent. There are many samosa (sambusa) recipes that you can use. Vegetarian samosa are an option for those who do not eat meat. If you are a meat lover on the other hand, you can choose to use chicken, lamb or just plain beef. Ingredients: ( fillings) 1.  Fillings- I will use minced beef 1/2 kg, you can also use green grams or any other veggie or meat 2.  Onions  – 3 large ones 3.  Garlic and ginger  – about a 1/2 tea spoon…

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Malawi Food: Bread Cone

Ingredients For Making Malawian Bread Cone 1 1/2 cup bread flour /all purpose flour 1/2 cup warm milk 1 tbsp oil 1tbsp powdered milk 1 1/2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp melted butter 1tsp active yeast 1/2tsp salt Sieve the flour, and then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the warm milk. Start kneading to form a dough ..cover and leave the dough at a warm place for 1 1/2 hrs or until dough ifufume…

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