“The phoenixmust burnto emerge”– Janet Fitch The Rev. Lazarus Chakwera, the cleric-turned-politician who traded his collar to have a go at the country’s top-most job, has just unveiled his backroom staff ahead of the epoch-making 2014 polls. The list makes for some interesting reading. Conspicuously missing on it are veterans in the oldest...

steve sharra on 13th Oct

When I started blogging in 2005, I gave my blog a Chichewa name. Chichewa is my first language, spoken by more than 80 percent of Malawians. It’s also spoken in parts of Zambia, Mocambique and Zimbabwe. I gave my blog the name “Afrika Aphukira.” In Chichewa that translates as “Africa will have a rebirth.” It’s been eight years since, and...

Our Reporter on 12th Oct

Press Release Peoples Party would like to congratulate Dr Jessey Kabwila on her appointment as MCP spokesperson. Finally the cat has been let out of the bag & we are vindicated. There is nothing wrong with her appointment, it is her Constitutional Right to participate in political and social activities in Malawi. However we would like to remind...

Our Reporter on 11th Oct

Sonke Gender Justice joins Nobel laureates and women’s rights campaignersto call on African leaders to support the International Criminal Court Johannesburg, October 11 – In a letter released yesterday, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict—including 7 Nobel peace laureates—called on members of the...

Our Reporter on 11th Oct

On behalf of the Malawi Association UK (MAUK)  we would like to thank you for the financial, moral and material support during The Summer Party which was held at Kwacha House in London on the 7th day of September, 2013. Your support and presence made the event a success. However, to those who were unable to attend or  support us that time,...

DPP  Statement The Democratic Progressive Party-DPP has learnt with shock and dismay on reports that are being released or made which are pointing at the DPP as a party (former regime) that is directly connected to the recent looting of public coffers at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. During the recent press conference held by the Chief Secretary and some...

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...

Our Reporter on 08th Oct

ATLANTA  – 7 October 2013, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed an arrest warrant against Walter Osapiri Barasa, Kenyan citizen, born in 1972.   He is charged with several offences against the administration of justice including corruptly influencing or attempting to corruptly influence ICC witnesses. An...

Our Reporter on 07th Oct

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ICC AND THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY, SAYS SALC   JOHANNESBURG, October 7 – With tension mounting between the African Union and the International Criminal Court (ICC), South Africa must publicly confirm its support for the ICC and the fight against impunity for genocide, war crimes and other crimes against...