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  • Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia dies at 70 after contracting coronavirus

    Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia dies at 70 after contracting coronavirus

    The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has died after contracting coronavirus, the Catholic Church in Scotland has announced. The 70-year-old, who had served as leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community since 2012, tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after Christmas and had been self-isolating at home. He died on Wednesday, January 13, being the Feast of…

  • Glasgow’s City aid is helping to build a better Malawi

    Glasgow’s City aid is helping to build a better Malawi

    Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty has spent the past week in Malawi, seeing for herself how aid from the city is helping the country’s people. Unlike many of its neighbours, the African country has escaped warfare but is one of the poorest on the continent. Mrs Docherty, who spoke exclusively to the Evening Times, spent…

  • No Thanks: Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom in referendum

    No Thanks: Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom in referendum

    The people of Scotland have rejected independence in a referendum marked by history-making levels of voter turnout. The country went to the polls on Thursday, September 18, to decide whether to remain in the United Kingdom or to leave and become an independent country. In the final weeks, polls suggested the balance of opinion was…

  • Tay Grin releases new music video, “The Beach” featuring The Very Best & Seye

    Tay Grin releases new music video, “The Beach” featuring The Very Best & Seye

    The Nyau King hits again, this time in collaboration with The Very Best duo alongside Seye Adelekan on a single titled ‘The Beach’ which is a track from Tay Grin’s upcoming album. The video is set in the beaches of Africa’s third largest lake, Lake Malawi. It carries with it the beauty of Lake Malawi,…

  • Mafikizolo to headline Lake of Stars Arts Festival

    Mafikizolo to headline Lake of Stars Arts Festival

    Now in its 11th-year, the festival draws performers and audiences from all over the continent and beyond. Lake of Stars returns to Sunbird Nkopola Lodge on Lake Malawi from September 26 to 28 2014. Headlining the festival this year is South African duo Mafikizolo. Having just returned from the BET Awards in Los Angeles, 2014…

  • Glasgow schoolgirl’s trip to help poor children in rural Malawi

    Glasgow schoolgirl’s trip to help poor children in rural Malawi

    A Glasgow schoolgirl has travelled to Malawi to hand out clothes and blankets made in a Scottish factory. Lauren Strain, an 18-year-old student from St Margaret’s High school, made her second trip to the African country after spending much of the last year fundraising. Last year, pupils from St Margaret’s delivered blankets made by workers…

  • Malawi team dreams of Commonwealth gold as preparations begin in Gloucester

    Malawi team dreams of Commonwealth gold as preparations begin in Gloucester

    African gold could be forged in the gyms of Gloucester this summer as athletes from Malawi walk the final trail to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Swimmers, track and field athletes, boxers and weightlifters will train at venues across Gloucestershire – but it is the netball team that carries the nation’s best hope in the…

  • Lake of Stars to hold concert in Glasgow, Tay Grin, Mafilika to perform

    Lake of Stars to hold concert in Glasgow, Tay Grin, Mafilika to perform

    Lake of Stars, a music and arts festival from the shores of Lake Malawi, will host a special event at Glasgow Green Live Zone. Malawian artists Tay Grin and Mafilika will join forces with The Very Best and Scottish musicians Stanley Odd for an energetic evening of hip hop afro-indie and dance-pop, celebrating Glasgow and…

  • Teachers from Malawi in skills scheme visit to Glasgow

    Teachers from Malawi in skills scheme visit to Glasgow

    GLASGOW is playing host to six teachers from Malawi as part of a skills exchange programme. The Evening Times reported earlier how Glasgow City Council education department had set up Malawi Leaders of Learning (MLOL) to share resources with the African country. And now the first groups of Malawian teaching staff have arrived to tour…