Pius Nyondo on 03rd Aug

Raphael Tenthani – simply known  as Ralph or Ralph 10 – is one of the most celebrated Malawian journalists and senior columnist at The MaraviPost. Apart from his journoscapades as BBC correspondent for Malawi, Ralph is also a heavyweight columnist of the Muckraking on Sunday fame. Tenthani, who has been contributing to the Maravi Post and the Sunday...

Pius Nyondo on 27th Jul

Everyone who is anyone today must thank someone who taught them to read and write, someone who taught them to add, subtract, divide and multiply, someone who taught them to mix chemicals, indeed someone who taught them to think critically. That someone is called a teacher. But look at how teachers are treated. Imagine teachers had to abandon marking...

Raphael Tenthani on 13th Jul

I really do want to congratulate my good friend, Noel, who I tease as the shortest lawyer in the world, for being crowned city father. He now adds to the butt of jokes the accolade ‘the shortest mayor in the world’!   But, hold on; let me start with the other Noel. Masangwi, for that is the identity of the other Noel, has been associated with everything...

“Most of us spend too much time  on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important” Stephen R. Covey So we have a new First Lady in the offing. Great news! Congratulations are in order for Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and his new belle Gertrude Hendrina Maseko. Balaka must indeed be the ‘Eden of Malawi’; producing two first ladies...

“A small step toward recovery is giant progress” Mark Cortes By the time of writing this, Peter had managed to successfully appoint only one minister – Finance and Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Edward Gondwe. Congrats are in order for good ol’ Goodall! Peter was spoilt for choice on the choice of Finance wannabes. Several...

“Every man is a hero of his own story”  Brandon Sanderson So it is Arthur Peter Mutharika, the constitutional law professor on sabbatical from Washington State University, who will be a constant guest in the muckraking cauldron for the next five years. Wow! Congratulations are in order! ANgoni Saulos, too; many thought the young man was high on...

Ufulu on 25th May

“Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason” José Maria de Eça de Queiroz As I write this, it is almost an unassailable fact that Prof. Peter Arthur Mutharika will be the next His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi by this week. Of course Rev. Dr. Lazarus Chakwera still has an outside chance...

“Why worry? There should be laughter after pain; There should be sunshine after rain; These things have always been the same; So why worry now?” Dire Straits, British rock band This, one of my favourite songs of all time, should comfort all losing candidates on the other side of next Tuesday. Indeed why worry if you lose? This, after all, was a...

Raphael Tenthani on 04th May

In case you missed it, the DPP took its campaign to Makhetha in Blantyre on April 27 where one Patricia Kaliati, as usual, overshot her mouth. Apparently Kaliati, in her usual Akweni manner, had a few choice words for President Joyce Banda which we cannot reproduce in a family paper, let a lone on a Sunday. But, suffice to say, this was live on Galaxy...

Raphael Tenthani on 27th Apr

I have had a chance to peruse through manifestos of various political parties contesting the May 20 elections. They contain – I must admit – quite impressive ‘dreams’. The DPP, for instance, has an interesting pledge to introduce a subsidy programme on building materials like cement and iron sheets “to empower the poor in Malawi to build...