SPEECH DELIVERED BY MR HARRIS POTANI  DEPUTY CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER (OPERATIONS)   DURING THE OPENING OF   ELECTIONS REPORTING TRAINING FOR MEDIA PRACTIONERS  2ND OCTOBER, 2013  SUNBIRD MZUZU HOTEL Our lead facilitator, Dr Zeleza Manda and all facilitators Distinguished Participants Ladies and Gentlemen I should start by saying that am delighted...

  Malawi is a country so often undergoing multiple crises. Every administration has had to deal with a crisis of some kind. The last two weeks have presented Joyce Banda with perhaps the toughest challenge of her 17 months old presidency. Chief among the current problems is the corruption saga at the heart of her administration, which includes the...

      As a long suffering Malawian citizen who has now been waiting for many years for my court case to be concluded I nearly fell of my chair this morning when I heard that 0n Monday you declared in public that at least 80% of outstanding judgements were delivered. I do not wish to dispute the figure you have quoted because I am in no position to...

  Soon after Paul Mphwiyo was short Mr Bright Malopa who is former MBC director general claimed to have visited Mr Mpwiyo at the south African Milpark hospital. He claims that he talked to one of the relatives who told him how Dr Ntaba saved his life and say he was not given a chance to meet Paul Mphiyo As much as we appreciate the efforts of Dr Ntaba...

Last evening I was in town, getting myself soaked to the September rains wondering if this could be attributed to effects of climate change or one of the malformations of nature. Then I received a phone call from a friend asking me if I was home and watching MBC TV, I said no. The friend told me that the broadcaster had just covered in its news bulletin...

It is time to STOP, Think, Reflect, Re-strategize and Re-launch. It is strange how we keep on doing what our forefathers did, our grandparents did, our parents did and they all failed… What makes us think we will get different results from the same formula, same actions, same mindset? Here is a list of the few things I am convinced have not worked...

Malawi President Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda has today issued a rather intimidating statement warning all Malawians and the media not to comment on the Paul Mphwiyo murder attempt saga. Part of the President’s statement reads; “In the meantime, I must warn everyone that I will not allow any government official or ordinary citizen to interfere...

My fellow Malawians  In the past few weeks there have been a lot of information regarding the barbaric shooting of Budget Director in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Paul Mphwiyo.  While investigations are undergoing , I must make it clear that while alot is being said about the incident, my administration believes in the rule of law and that’s...

LILONGWE – A young Chorleywood teacher has given up all her home comforts to spend the next academic year educating youngsters in Malawi. Having just finished a degree in Primary Education instead of looking for a job she joined an organisation called Latitude that offered the opportunity that finds her in Malawi.   Olivia Cookson,says on her...

No doubt what happened in Nairobi in the past week when some jihadists stormed an upmarket shopping complex is nerve-chilling. Islamists belonging to the Somali al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants blasted their way into Westgate Shopping Mall and took positions in the multi-storey Nakumatt Supermarket shooting shoppers and workers with reckless...

“Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it” – Pope John Paul II Eight of Malawi’s most important development partners on Friday issued a brief but straight-to-the-point joint statement on the yet-to-be-solved mysterious shooting of Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo. The donors correctly described the shooting as “worrying”,...

ATLANTA – In his address, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania said that is vital to complete the “unfinished business” of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) so that Governments can make informed decisions about the shape of the post-2015 agenda. The theme of this year’s General Debate, “Setting the Stage” afforded an...

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Constitutional Court ruled today in Mail and Guardian Media Limited and others v Chipu...

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