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Our Reporter on 26th Dec

Madonna returned to Malawi last month for the first time since her furious row with the country’s former president Joyce Banda 18 months ago. ...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

“Fatalism comforts, for it raises no questions. There’s not need to examine just how events fit in.” ~ James Hillman Malawi can be a very painful place to live, especially for those who really care about the country and how things are run. Fortunately, I suppose, the majority of Malawians are those who either choose to ignore everyday realities...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice and constitutional Affairs Janet Banda has said the current situation with the Director of Public Officers Declaration of Assets has put her ministry in a quandary as well as tying the hands of the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC). ...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

Compañeras and compañeros: We have experienced intense and moving moments in recent days. This December we successfully hosted the Fifth Caricom-Cuba Summit and the XIII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America last Sunday, an occasion on which we paid tribute to its creators: the dear Bolivarian President Hugo Chávez Frías...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

Pop Dogg has finally released his latest album on Christmas day as a present to his fans. Malawian Irish multi-award winning super star Pop Dogg has finally dropped his most anticipated album Enter The Ninja. The album was due to be released last year in 2013, but delayed due to his academic studies and UK tour where he performed in Manchester, Glasgow,...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

The so called donors that are finding every reason to blackmail 40% of Malawi’s budgetary support are doing so to show us who is the boss. They know that Peter Mutharika government had nothing to do with cashgate so why are they failing to give him a chance to implement his own policies? ...

Our Reporter on 26th Dec

Piping from the BWB plant at Chichiri through to Wenela in Blantyre crumbled and broke in parts causing massive loss of water in the aftermath. BWB Distribution Manager Bright Mziliwanda said the infrastructure supplies water to Soche zone which includes residential areas like Chinyonga, Mount Pleasant, Zingwangwa and Chilobwe. ...

Our Reporter on 25th Dec

For ‘three years, seven months and sixteen days,’ Mapanje was jailed by Kamuzu Banda, and had to survive by creating poems in his head. The poems sustained him. Now in exile, he writes about his prison experiences, and continues to give his poems beats of his traditional roots. Skipping is one of such poems, and in his own words here’s what Mapanje...

Our Reporter on 25th Dec

Despite Britain’s aid of about $25 million, independence revealed a Malawi economy so stagnant that it yielded an individual annual income of only $17.50 for a large segment of the black population. The few available manufacturing jobs were hotly contested, and there was little domestic mining activity outside of lime quarrying for cement. ...

Our Reporter on 25th Dec

Catholic Sisters of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) congregation in Mangochi on Tuesday organized an early Christmas and New Year party with inmates at Mangochi Prison as part of the season’s activities. During the festivities which were characterized by some performances by both the inmates and the sisters and various groups working with DMI...