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 a darling...

Our Reporter on 20th Nov

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 visited...

Our Reporter on 19th Nov

On Friday, November 15, Nigerian midfielder of the Super Eagles, Ogenyi Onazi, was quoted in an interview with Complete Sports, ‘We’ll beat Ethiopia 2-0’.  Indeed, on Saturday, November 16, it came to pass when Nigeria’s Super Eagles triumphed over Ethiopia 2-0, winning them their ticket to the World Cup series.  At first, many found...

If truth be told, if we have celebrity lawyers in Malawi Ralph Kasambara is one of them. My namesake has the aura that can mesmerise any magistrate or judge any time even when he is spewing out pure gibberish. Despite his relative youth, Ralph is up there in the stars with Malawi’s veteran lawyers, the Mordechai Msiskas, the Khrishna Savjans and the...

“Politicshave no relationto morals” – Niccolo Machiavelli  Is JZU finally vindicated? After years of fighting with the MCP giant, there came a rare moment of unity between Chris Daza and John Tembo. That was when the MCP was considering to screen aspirants for the presidency, a clever way of barring ‘strangers’ from contesting for the top...

Never in the 21st Century has there been a word or a concept accepted at a supersonic speed as the word ‘democracy’. Democracy, from since it was first used in the pre-Christian era, is widely believed to be the safest and fairest system of political and social organisation.  It is painted, in such grandly ornamented language, as the only system...

Our Reporter on 15th Nov

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—‘Irreconcilable differences’ with the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leadership, according to Chris Daza, who resigned from the party to join People’s Party (PP) on Wednesday, continues to toll as the party’s Deputy Campaign Director, Joseph Njobvuyalema has said he is not excited with his current position in the party. Njobvuyalema...

Those who don’t truly repent and only pretend to be Christian are damaging the Church. These were the words of Pope Francis at Mass on Monday morning in the Vatican’s Santa Marta. Pope Francis focused his homily on the Lord’s exhortation to forgive our brothers and sisters who have sinned. Jesus, he said, never tired of forgiving, and neither...

The Faculty of Law at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, has short-listed the following candidates for an assessment exercise for the 2013/2014 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Programme enrollment: INTERNAL CANDIDATES From Chancellor College  1. Alexander Reuben M2. Assima Don M 3. Banda Mwayi F4. Banda Wilfred M5. Chikwakwa...

Our Reporter on 14th Nov

Christmas Car Give away  Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2013 – BE FORWARD CO., LTD, a used car exporter based in Japan, is running a social media campaign on Facebook called “BE FORWARD 25 Car Xmas Campaign”. The campaign starts on November 1, 2013 and ends on December 25, 2013. BE FORWARD’s Facebook Fans can enter the contest...