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Our Reporter on 11th Apr

Tweet Daggers have been drawn for what seems to be the historic May 20 elections in which for the first time nine presidential candidates are contesting. It has never happened before. And for the first time, we have a new face in one of the country’s heavyweight party-MCP- contesting. And for the first time, we have an incumbent president who became...

Our Reporter on 11th Apr

Tweet Johannesburg – Swaziland’s long-running judicial crisis has taken a serious turn for the worse in the past few weeks with the baseless arrest and detention – and now re-arrest – of human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and editor of the Nation, Bheki Makhubu. The case was back in the Swazi High Court today when the two men were remanded...

Our Reporter on 10th Apr

Tweet BLANTYRE (MaraPost)--President Joyce Banda will this Saturday the 12th April 2014 attend the wedding ceremony of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of the Inkosi Ya Makhosi M’mbelwa. The wedding of Mkhosi Zwangendaba Jere to Beauty Munthali will place at his headquarters (Mkosini) in Edingeni in northern district of Mzimba.  This historic...

Our Reporter on 10th Apr

Tweet It is 2:00pm and doesn’t appear to be a Sunday, a day of rest and recreation. Groups of men and women wearing white coats come and go, at the speed of someone about to miss a train. The usually tranquil Medical Collaboration Center (UCCM) is abuzz with activity. Dr. Yvonne Rodríguez García, with eight years as the Unit’s deputy director...

Our Reporter on 10th Apr

Tweet Blantyre, April 9, 2014—As Malawi approaches the peak of its international trading season, Standard Bank is extending a transit goods insurance cover to its customers called TradeSure.  TradeSure will be provided in partnership with insurer Nico General Insurance Company.  Standard Bank’s Head of Personal Markets, Charity Mughogho said...

Our Reporter on 10th Apr

Tweet The main document negotiated at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of women (CSW) in New York entitled “Agreed Conclusions” was in fact not agreed upon at all.  We watched as most of the world’s developing countries resisted these sexual rights agenda of the developed world and as they fought for a provision recognizing their sovereign...

Our Reporter on 08th Apr

Tweet Dear Friends of the Family, In case you are not already receiving our newsletter, below is our report on the good bad and very ugly at the UN over the last several weeks.  We would encourage you to send this to your governments to help them understand the manipulation and outright deceit being used to advance sexual rights in UN negotiations....

Our Reporter on 07th Apr

Tweet LILONGWE (MaraPost)–Voter registration exercise, which was suspended two weeks go due to some irregularities, resumes this Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Malawi Electoral Commission Electoral (MEC) has since assured eligible voters and all stakeholders of smooth voter verification process, claiming it has worked on the inconsistencies that...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Tweet I am still baffled why Atupele and Joyce all promised to build a stadium and an international airport in Mangochi-of all places, when they hit the district recently to campaign for high office. But of course it has to do with politics and a bit of taking advantage of the illiteracy of villagers as May 20 approaches faster. Mangochi, for what...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Tweet BLANTYRE, April 3, Maravipost: The IMF, which loans poor Malawi millions of dollars every year to support the budget,  has commended the authorities in Lilongwe for making  “progress in addressing governance and public financial management (PFM) weaknesses, including through implementing the government’s Action Plan.”  In a statement...