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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter is greatly disturbed with the manner in which the President Joyce Banda news conference which was held at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Wednesday on her arrival from New York, the United States of America was conducted. The environment in which the news conference was held was not conducive...

“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.” – G. Edward Griffin. The tales of corruption, looting and plunder at the heart of Malawi government that have rightly dominated the public discourse in the recent weeks are truly disgusting and have done a huge damage to Malawi’s national fabric.  This is not just...

“Before Godwe are all equally wiseandequally foolish”– Albert Einstein I bumped into former Finance Minister Friday Jumbe in a department store in Blantyre last Friday. After the usual pleasantries I could not resist popping the question – jokingly though – about whether he wished he was still at Capital Hill today where millions seem...

My fellow Malawians: I address you tonight with neither rancor nor bitterness, but with only one purpose, to re-assure you that it is possible to have a Better and Prosperous Malawi with the reformed Malawi Congress Party (MCP).  The great Italian poet – Dante once said, ‘the hottest places in hell must be reserved for those who, in times...

SPEECH DELIVERED BY MR HARRIS POTANI  DEPUTY CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER (OPERATIONS)   DURING THE OPENING OF   ELECTIONS REPORTING TRAINING FOR MEDIA PRACTIONERS  2ND OCTOBER, 2013  SUNBIRD MZUZU HOTEL Our lead facilitator, Dr Zeleza Manda and all facilitators Distinguished Participants Ladies and Gentlemen I should start by saying that am delighted...

  Malawi is a country so often undergoing multiple crises. Every administration has had to deal with a crisis of some kind. The last two weeks have presented Joyce Banda with perhaps the toughest challenge of her 17 months old presidency. Chief among the current problems is the corruption saga at the heart of her administration, which includes the...

      As a long suffering Malawian citizen who has now been waiting for many years for my court case to be concluded I nearly fell of my chair this morning when I heard that 0n Monday you declared in public that at least 80% of outstanding judgements were delivered. I do not wish to dispute the figure you have quoted because I am in no position to...

  Soon after Paul Mphwiyo was short Mr Bright Malopa who is former MBC director general claimed to have visited Mr Mpwiyo at the south African Milpark hospital. He claims that he talked to one of the relatives who told him how Dr Ntaba saved his life and say he was not given a chance to meet Paul Mphiyo As much as we appreciate the efforts of Dr Ntaba...

Last evening I was in town, getting myself soaked to the September rains wondering if this could be attributed to effects of climate change or one of the malformations of nature. Then I received a phone call from a friend asking me if I was home and watching MBC TV, I said no. The friend told me that the broadcaster had just covered in its news bulletin...

It is time to STOP, Think, Reflect, Re-strategize and Re-launch. It is strange how we keep on doing what our forefathers did, our grandparents did, our parents did and they all failed… What makes us think we will get different results from the same formula, same actions, same mindset? Here is a list of the few things I am convinced have not worked...