“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you,...

Each Malawian democratic election since 1994 has left a few important questions unanswered. One of the important questions is: by what margin should a president be declared a winner. This question has surfaced this time around, with the MCP and other political pundits saying Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) is not the legitimate leader because he only won...

If you ask any person why they did not vote for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika, top on the list would be because the Mutharikas are perceived to be nepotistic. A few other people would cite fear of a repeat of DPP’s poor human rights record. It is not like the critics have no basis. No! The first eight-year rule of the...

Malawi celebrated 50 years of freedom from colonial rule on Sunday with an event in the capital Lilongwe marking independence from Britain. Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world with more than half its population living below the poverty line. RFI spoke to Blessings Chinsinga, a political analyst from the University of Malawi. What...

Pius Nyondo on 06th Jul

BLANTYRE (MaraviPost) – Creative writer and online journalist Pius Nyondo has been hired as editor of The Maravi Post, Eltas Enterprises – the online paper’s publisher – have announced. Nyondo, who holds several certificates in news writing and reporting and is currently upping his studies in languages and literature at Mzuzu University (Mzuni),...

My fellow Malawians wherever you are Today is a memorable day in the history of our country. It is a milestone that we have clocked fifty (50) years since the attainment of our independence, and for this reason, I congratulate you all. The past fifty (50) years have been a long winding road, teaching us great lessons and at the same time, making great...

The problem with us is that we have too many ideas we just do not know which ones to prioritise. Look, Kamuzu had this brilliant ‘Youth Week’ idea where every year energetic young people joined their older folks to erect structures on self-help basis. We still have post offices, teachers’ houses and health centres built during ‘Youth Week’...

“Necessity is the mother of invention” Plato So today is our Golden Jubilee! Wow! A time to party and make merry indeed. It is not everyday that one clocks 50. In fact the United Nations Development Programme puts our national average life expectancy down to 36. So for all of us to collectively hit 50, it is something to jive about. But, looking...

Just at the tip of Malawi’s attainment of 50 years of indepedence, a new chapter in the history of music videos was being written in bold at the Limbe Country Club in Blantyre on Saturday. Yes, it was the launch of the video aspect to the Mwezi Wawala audio, a master celebratory music piece which features 20 of Malawi’s top musicians from...

Our Reporter on 05th Jul

Machinga, July 4,2014: A 16 year old boy from Molipa Trading Center in Machinga escaped death Wednesday afternoon after a three tonner pick up loaded with rice lost direction and drove through a house where the boy was having a siesta. A Toyota Dyan registration number BS 1906 was driving from Nsanama Trading Center towards Liwonde Township, according...