Ufulu on 24th Oct

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...

Raphael Tenthani on 20th Oct

What was my veritable senior colleague high on when he suggested that President Joyce Banda – or any president of the republic, for that matter – is not accountable to anyone? Really, Steve?! If you missed the news Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane said the nation might whine as much as it can as to who should be in or out of cabinet, but...

“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...

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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