We are just coming out of a sorry fortnight in which death hovered over our heads like an uncompromising cloud, descending on our unsuspecting society and from there making away with lives we cherished. In this fortnight, about six people in Salawe, Rumphi drowned on their return trip from Easter celebrations. Yes, it was…

What is it in some drivers who feel holding the steering  wheel gives them an associated ability to practice punches on the roadside? My question was induced by the big-heartedness of some morally empty adults whose solution to a motor accident was nothing else but a fistfight. I was on the road from Amina Roundabout…

Respected Republicans, our nation glorifies mediocrity. Many of our endeavours run more on sympathy than logic, and that is where we all lose it. For instance, come to think hard and long about how some fellow Republicans in our cities and towns have decided to go to despicable lengths of earning a living out of…

  Respected Republicans, our nation glorifies mediocrity. Many of our endeavours run more on sympathy than logic, and that is where we all lose it. For instance, come to think hard and long about how some fellow Republicans in our cities and towns have decided to go to despicable lengths of earning a living out…

  As the sun peacefully tucks into the horizon on the dusk of a peaceful day, unnecessary drama pops on stage in the rush hour of Lilongwe’s congested roads. The setting is a junction near Lilongwe Hotel where the Chilambula and M1 roads meet. A silver Mercedes Benz pops up from the jam and overtakes…

I have had a brush with the dirty vagabonds who place nasty objects along the Lilongwe-Blantyre route, mainly between Dedza and Ntcheu, to trap unsuspecting motorists and rob them of belongings, and even life. It was around 11pm in a pitch-black night three years ago, driving from Blantyre to Lilongwe. Along Linthipe 3, and well…

  Mbowe Filling Station in Lilongwe might be more famous for many things other than fuel — it is a coachline terminal, home to two autoteller service points, a reliable Airtel Money outlet, a service store and most obviously, it houses about half a dozen fuel pump stations. But chief of all these could be…

    Free Thinking Republicans, Sometimes I get so baffled to see what messages we carry around town. To be precise, I mean the inscriptions on our vehicles, hangings, and clothes, chiefly T-shirts. It has, therefore, become a hobby that when I see a T-shirt with text on it, I take a good gaze you…

  Free Thinking Republicans, Sometimes I get so baffled to see what messages we carry around town. To be precise, I mean the inscriptions on our vehicles, hangings, and clothes, chiefly T-shirts. It has, therefore, become a hobby that when I see a T-shirt with text on it, I take a good gaze you might…

It was on the eve of Christmas. The shops were overprovided with customers who braved the baking sun to buy goodies to oil their festive preparations. Outside one store near Shoprite in Lilongwe, I stood hands akimbo at some carpark, not knowing who to approach for help as my ramshackle’s battery had misbehaved, all at…

  I t was on the eve of Christmas. The shops were overprovided with customers who braved the baking sun to buy goodies to oil their festive preparations. Outside one store near Shoprite in Lilongwe, I stood hands akimbo at some carpark, not knowing who to approach for help as my ramshackle’s battery had misbehaved,…

It was on the eve of Christmas. The shops were overprovided with customers who braved the baking sun to buy goodies to oil their festive preparations. Outside one store near Shoprite in Lilongwe, I stood hands akimbo at some carpark, not knowing who to approach for help as my ramshackle’s battery had misbehaved, all at…

Driving back from an errand last Saturday, the heavens opened and down started to fall a ferocious dose of water. People ran in all directions. At a nearby bus stop, I spotted a friend’s trademark ‘rasta’ cap I can never miss, even in the darkest hue of dark. For other quick clues, I marked his…

One showery afternoon many years ago in Blantyre, I joined my two Kanjedza Primary School classmates on a journey to a nearby opaque beer tavern. At about 12 years old, we usually were ‘illegal immigrants’ in the tavern. But where there is a will, there surely is a way. Our attraction was a mini soccer…

One showery afternoon many years ago in Blantyre, I joined my two Kanjedza Primary School classmates on a journey to a nearby opaque beer tavern. At about 12 years old, we usually were ‘illegal immigrants’ in the tavern. But where there is a will, there surely is a way. Our attraction was a mini soccer…

  I have had a brush with the dirty vagabonds who place nasty objects along the Lilongwe-Blantyre route, mainly between Dedza and Ntcheu, to trap unsuspecting motorists and rob them of belongings, and even life. It was around 11pm in a pitch-black night three years ago, driving from Blantyre to Lilongwe. Along Linthipe 3, and…

  Ihave had a brush with the dirty vagabonds who place nasty objects along the Lilongwe-Blantyre route, mainly between Dedza and Ntcheu, to trap unsuspecting motorists and rob them of belongings, and even life. It was around 11pm in a pitch-black night three years ago, driving from Blantyre to Lilongwe. Along Linthipe 3, and well…

  I have had a brush with the dirty vagabonds who place nasty objects along the Lilongwe-Blantyre route, mainly between Dedza and Ntcheu, to trap unsuspecting motorists and rob them of belongings, and even life. It was around 11pm in a pitch-black night three years ago, driving from Blantyre to Lilongwe. Along Linthipe 3, and…

Liberal Republicans, the other day I again found myself by the roadside near Chileka Roundabout in Blantyre, flagging down vehicles for a lift to Lilongwe. All sorts of vehicles—from privately owned to those from mainstream public service—stopped by. The scores of us waiting for lifts staged fights for space once a vehicle that stopped to…

  Dear Herbert, I write to agree with and commend you on your article in The Nation newspaper [of Friday September 23 2016] on accidents and camera-obsessed societies that spend time taking photographs for uploading on the social media instead of helping with rescue efforts. I was appalled last weekend when I received vivid pictures…