The Malawi Prison Service (MPS) is getting closer to adopting the parole system, which is expected to help lessen cases of congestion and misconduct, in correctional facilities. The Prisons Act of 1962 empowers the President and minister responsible for prisons to order the release of prisoners before their sentence expires, but the parole guidelines under…

Washing away a silent crisis

Why did T/A Kaduya residents sing and dance as Water Wells for Africa drilled boreholes in their midst? JAMES CHAVULA writes. When people say water is life, they are envisioning a world where every water source is clean, every drop is safe and tapping it does not deprive the poor time to fulfil their dreams.…

Jah people, art criticism is not always fair—but praising mediocrity is tactless. Loving artists like children trust their parents in losing battles, writers of sugarcoated reviews have left the country’s creative industry and its mighty names tumbling and stagnating. But being adults, this ought to reinforce our fidelity even to painful truth and highlighting the…

Malawi lost in transit?

They saved the country from colonialism and left it to political vultures. Edgar Mbewe of Mwanza says this in memory of founding president and other emancipators who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence. In a district where the emancipation leader always claimed to have found people literary naked, the symptoms of poverty still linger…

  Jah people, what is there to celebrate when fun-seekers who enter venues with smiles leave in tears? It is not by accident that entertainment is alternatively called an escape. The exploits of the talented few give us a breathtaking break from the tiresome hustle and bustle in a world where presidents and political figureheads…