Tweet [Dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert Kamwazamchenga] On a hot and dusty afternoon, Gogo Sinsamala explained the point to the Chief Mourner almost with tears in his eyes. He was pointing out that the old Chinese farewell, “may you live in interesting times”, was created with times like the present Malawian times in mind.   We had...

Our Reporter on 09th Dec

Tweet BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—The recent firing of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), Nansinuku Saukira is a serious error of the current President Joyce Banda and raises more serious concerns on the independence of Statutory Corporations, Malawi Watch has said. President Banda fired Saukira despite being advised...

Tweet The Joyce Banda administration might still be a baby in respect of governance. Surely, however, it has matured in one area—propaganda. Take the arrest of Ralph, ohhh no, Ralphael Kasambara. Now see how the Banda administration has managed to stage a propaganda that has led to a de-emphasis of the cashgate to priming Kasambara arrest. Consequently,...

Our Reporter on 08th Dec

Tweet Press Release The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) remains one of the leading human rights non-governmental organisations in Malawi. It was founded in February 1995 as a non-profit organization registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962. Since its inception CHRR has championed its work at national level, SADC level...

Our Reporter on 06th Dec

Tweet BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—World Vision International has joined with others around the globe to express sympathies to the family of former South African President Nelson Mandela, paying tribute to a modern legend of peace-building. “Nelson Mandela has been, and will remain, an inspiration for many of us around the world involved in humanitarian...

Our Reporter on 05th Dec

Tweet BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—A 30 year-old security guard has been beaten to death by angry College of Medicine students, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima) for allegedly stealing one of the students’ trousers. According to Blantyre Police Assistant Publicist, Constable Grace Mwale, one of the students, Willard Lumetcha alerted...

Our Reporter on 05th Dec

Tweet Rumphi District Council is saddened to announce the death of Traditional Authority Mwalweni who passed on Wednesday afternoon 4th December, 2013 at Lura Health Centre in Rumphi. He was born Samuel Jabu Harawa in 1954 and got installed to Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Mwalweni in 2003 after the death of his father Samuel.  The deceased was...

Our Reporter on 05th Dec

Tweet Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) an organization that was recently recognized by The Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST) and its partners in education as the 2013 Number One Most Innovative Organization in the Promotion of Girls’ Education in Malawi continues to innovate and promote Girls education. CRECCCOM...

Our Reporter on 05th Dec

Tweet BLANTYRE, December 5, 2013 (MaraPost)—Senior Chief Lukwa of Kasungu and Senior Chief Nthwalo of Mzimba have bemoaned the slow progress in reviewing Malawi’s anti-abortion laws. According to the chiefs, medical evidence indicates that hundreds of women and girls die and suffer multiple complications as a result of undergoing unsafe abortions. A...

Tweet BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—The Executive Director of Justice Link, Justin Dzonzi has described claims that Mangochi district is an Islamic State as both illegal and regrettable, arguing that there is no land in Malawi that is ruled by religious laws.   Dzonzi, who is a lawyer by profession, has since faulted Magistrate Jack Njikho’s judgment that...