Tweet The once mighty opposition party, the Malawi Congress Party is heading for the doldrums and the euphoria the party had for its new president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is fading away. The fading away of Chakwera’s euphoria is in fulfillment of what Democratic Progressive Party spokesperson Nicholas Dausi prophesied weeks after the election of Chakwera...

Tweet Malawi’s Minister of Information and a senior member in Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda’s People’s Party seemed to be at a loss to understand the Donors decision to with-hold aid to our beloved country – Malawi. He actually is quoted to have called them or their decision, “Silly”.   When a government starts to describe donors with...

Tweet It has become one of the major political science paradoxes of Africa that a majority of nation states and/or their leaders in sub-Saharan Africa purport to be democratic or to espouse the principles and tenets of democracy yet struggle to live up to the standards of democratization. The question that crops to mind with regards to this irony might...

Tweet Life is about making the right decisions and choosing the right path. I have always fancied living in the city and getting all the things I have always dreamed of since my childhood days. However, with time I have realized that there is more to life than just being born and raised in the city. When you grow up, what matters is the change you...

Tweet The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) wishes to inform all schools that registration for 2014 national examinations has begun and will end on January 31, 2014. These national examinations are Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE), Junior Certificate of Education (JCE), Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and...

Tweet For many years, Malawi has been a country where politicians play blame shifting games and neglecting responsibility when things are messed up. Kamuzu blamed colonial masters for dehumanising Africans. Bakili Muluzi blamed Dr Kamuzu Banda for being a dictator, ruling the country with an iron fist. Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika blamed Bakili Muluzi...

Our Reporter on 21st Nov

Tweet ATLANTA – The United Nations has seen off an attempt to suspend the trial of Kenya’s President on charges of crimes against humanity, a move that threatened the future of the controversial court. The Security Council yesterday refused to back an African Union motion to defer the case which, had it passed, might have marked the 11-year-old...

Tweet At the heart of the “Cashgate” corruption scandal in Malawi is the call for President Joyce Banda to take the necessary bold and credible steps demonstrating that is determined to deal with the scourge in a practical way. It is with a desire to give Lilongwe an added incentive to make these necessary steps that various stakeholders, particularly...

Tweet If you have been paying attention you will have noticed that President Joyce Banda (JB) saves two, somewhat distinct constituencies – the international community and Malawians. A year ago, I wrote a piece arguing that the JB the world sees is not the same JB Malawians know. Until the recent aid freeze by major donors, President Banda has been...

Our Reporter on 20th Nov

Tweet BLANTYRE – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has opened an exhibition about the life of the country’s first black leader, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg.  Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential briefcase and handwritten notes are among the items on display at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.   Zuma earlier...