Raphael Tenthani on 25th May

He was more than a luminary in Malawi journalism and had the gravitas to pen eloquent criticisms of the government and its policies. Friends and enemies alike had to admit that Raphael Tenthani was one of a kind.   Ralph’s Muckraking on Sunday column spoke for the little man who was mostly denied a seat at the table. Like a tenacious prosecutor,...

Raphael Tenthani on 28th Dec

Three people, one of them barely a toddler, were buried alive when the illegal mine they were working in crumbled. News of the discovery of garnet, a semi-precious stone – cousins to rubies and raw material for rings and wrist watches, has been around for more than a month now. An ad hoc town is growing on the banks on Lilongwe River where the ‘gold’...

Raphael Tenthani on 28th Dec

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”Oprah Winfrey Our friends from the Orient have their own unique way of naming years. They have the Year of the Dragon, the Year of the Tiger…they even have the Year of the Rat, Rabbit and Snake and the good old Ox! The Horse and Sheep also do not miss out on the action! Wow! I am...

Raphael Tenthani on 21st Dec

“Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves  without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation?” Thomas Carlyle ...

Raphael Tenthani on 14th Dec

 Malawi News, yesterday carried a leaked memo from President Peter Mutharika to State Residences Chief of Staff Peter Mukhito. The memo outlines six guidelines how to save State House coffers in the wake of the ‘zero-aid’ budget. ...

Raphael Tenthani on 14th Dec

“The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why”Warren Bennis From the beginning I must declare that Kondwani Nankhumwa needed not have gone down so low to issue a government epistle that was very high on hyperbole and too low on substance. I mean, I scrolled down the whole treatise just because it is my job to torture myself enduring...

Raphael Tenthani on 07th Dec

“Desperate times call for desperate measures” Obert Skye ...

Raphael Tenthani on 30th Nov

“I would accept a bottle of whisky from anybody because I would still feel free to criticise them”–Khushwant Singh ...

Raphael Tenthani on 23rd Nov

It must be quite a nightmare to be Oswald Lutepo’s lawyer. You see, the guy is all over the place pleading ‘not guilty’ today while tomorrow he is making statements owning up to all the crimes he is alleged to have committed.  And he goes all over the place implicating just about everyone. ...

Raphael Tenthani on 23rd Nov

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem”Ronald Reagan Last Tuesday it pleased President Peter Mutharika to invite the Muckraker and a horde of his type to wine and dine with him at the hilltop edifice of Sanjika Palace Hastings Kamuzu Banda bequeathed to the nation. Of course the original...