Delivering Change in Malawi {Protocols Observed} I am honoured to welcome you to the United Democratic Front’s first ever, National Policy Conference, on behalf of our organizing Committee, and in my own name. I would like to extend a very warm and special welcome to our international guests, our sister parties and all stakeholders who have come...

MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY RESPONSE PRESENTED BY THE RT. HON. REV. DR. LAZARUS CHAKWERA PRESIDENT OF THE MCP On Friday, 25th October, 2013 At the MCP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS LILONGWE MALAWI  MCP RESPONSE TO THE SPEECH MADE BY THE RT HONOURABLE KHUMBO HASTINGS KACHALI, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI AT THE 3RD MEETING OF PARLIAMENT IN THE 44TH...

                                                                                                                                                                       As the ruling Peoples Party in Malawi is busy politicking and fooling underprivileged Malawians that...

To: The Speaker of the National Assembly Cc: Chair, Parliamentary committee for Health Cc: Minister of Health Cc: Minister of Finance From: Members of Staff, Kamuzu Central Hospital Date: 29 October, 2013 PETITION CALLING FOR GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY PROVIDE DRUGS AND OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO KAMUZU CENTRAL HOSPITAL We, the undersigned, call for URGENT...

Atlanta (Maravipost) — President Barack Obama didn’t know the United States was collecting communications of allied leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Monday. Moreover, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement that her panel was unaware of the sweeping...

I received some interesting feedback on my last week’s take on the sacking of Finance Minister Ken Diston Lipenga from a muckraker who wants to remain anonymous. I here-in-under reproduce those thoughts verbatim. Enjoy: I think it is not really that Ken Lipenga is a novice in financial and economic matters that made his exit from cabinet such disastrous....

 “The truthdoes not changeaccording to our abilityto stomach it” – Mary Flannery O’Connor  Whew! So Jacob Zuma decided to use us as a perfect example of how not to maintain national roads? “This is not some national road in Malawi,” the maverick South African president said justifying his government’s plans to introduce e-tolls...

The picture on MaraPost of the new Justice Minister flanking the obviously lying Information Minister at a hurriedly organized press briefing to lie to the nation that ‘the State President was receiving death threats and that there was a plot to kill her and her family because of her determined fight against corruption and fraud in government’ saved...

LILONGWE(MaraPost)—Malawi College of Health Sciences has announced names of successful candidates who have been selected into various residential training programmes at its Campuses in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba.  In a statement, the college is informing the successful candidates to report at their Campuses on 4th November The statement further...

Today, 25 October 2013, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court), seized for the first time of a question on the interpretation of article 63(1) of the Court’s Statute, ruled that the absence of an accused person from trial is permissible under exceptional circumstances if the accused has explicitly waived his right to...

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Blantyre, Malawi, Oct. 23 (MaraviPost) _ South African High Commissioner to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone was summoned in the capital, Lilongwe, Thursday by Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume to explain President Jacob Zuma’s ‘disparaging remarks’ against the southern African country, the...

In one article I said mind of a child is a sponge, it absorbs yet it is a mirror it reflects. University students are children. They can absorb and reflect. If a politically compromised staff is left close to them we are mocking their cause. Lecturer Jessie Kabwila has made achoice to be a partisan politician. When people choose and they...

Last week political party spokespersons well falling over themselves, trying to explain why Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority’s (Macra) recent study concluded that the ruling People’s Party (PP) is the most covered political party on Malawi airwaves. PP’s Hophmally Makande opined that the findings simply reflected that his party was the...

The Journalist Union of Malawi (Juma) is concerned with the conduct of government through its law enforcing agency over the questioning and arrest of Galaxy FM radio journalist Sylvester Namiwa, who also happens to be the Union’s Vice President. We understand that Mr. Namiwa was cautioned and charged with publishing content likely to incite violence...

When Corruption orginates from the President’s office, firing the cabinet is only a distraction In spite of numerous international accolades and goodwill, Malawi’s president Joyce Banda has returned last Wednesday to a country pulverized by stories of systematic and systemic corruption. President Banda arrived amidst calls from critics for her...

“In the end,we will remember,not the words of our enemies,but the silence of our friends” – Martin Luther King Jr.  When Joyce Banda exercised her powers and fired her entire backroom team most of us knew, save for a few faces, most of her team would make it back into her reconstituted cabinet. Nobody expected any prizes for guessing for...

LIWONDE – University of South Florida (USF)  graduate students travelled from Tampa to Malawi  on a mission to develop a draft master plan for sustainable tourism in the Liwonde National Park, the jewel of the national park system in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. In an article posted...

“Information is the currency of democracy” – Thomas Jefferson Revelation of the late President, Bingu wa Mutharika’s alleged financial and material worth estimated at 61 billion Malawi Kwacha caught most Malawians unawares, infuriated many and understandably re-ignited calls for the current presidency to declare their assets. It partly explains...

MZUZU(MaraPost)–Driven by patriotic impetus Malawi artists have organised a concert which will give them a platform to speak out against public abuse including the famous abuse of public resources at Capital Hill. The show is slated for 30th October, 2013 at Portuguese Club in Lilongwe. In a telephone interview with Marapost, spokesperson of...

ZOMBA – University of Malawi students Union reps have written an open letter to the Chairman of the University of Malawi Council for lack of Consulation with students for indefinitely closure of  University of Malawi Constituent colleges. The Colleges affected are Polytechnic, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and Chancellor College (CHANCO) Full...

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