I am not surprised by the already ugly pushing and shoving for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential race. But not all candidates are as good as they want us to be fooled they are. It is in the nature of most candidates to aim at something else in a position other than serving…

Republicans, why do we usually think so lowly of ourselves to the detriment of our personal or national growth? Look here, if we are not begging for maize on the world stage, we are busy thinking of other nations as the ones with the prime hand in the development of our nation. I have recently…

Forgetful Republicans, Malawi’s 15 million-strong population has just completed an eventful month. A random pick cuts across chieftaincy wrangles, growing debate on cultivation of industrial hemp, the loud cries about holiday makers in New York and a commotion of a prayer event in the country’s Northern End. There was an awful lot of talk, but…

I thought just a few months earlier forecasts on this impending gruelling hunger were brushed off left right and centre and branded as talk of hallucinating politicking pigeons? Well, at least for this week, shelve the doom. You will do the country injustice to stick to same old problems we can attend to later! Just…

Summer is here with its myriad of festivals. Just imagine, in the next few months, the partygoer gets invited to as many fêtes as the Blantyre Arts Festival, Likoma Festival, Lake of Stars and Sand Festival, all on the heels of the Sound and Light festival a weekend ago. I wish I would find this…

One joy of my stay in Lilongwe City’s Kawale Township shall always remain the open ticket to experience life in its raw, unembellished state. You have it all to experience in the high density Kawale! Just like any other settlement of Kawale’s breadth and pace, the township revolves around a steady axis of activity, throwing…

How time flies! We are on the verge of September, the month the golden sands of the lake district of Mangochi spread out to welcome the world for a grand art festival — Lake of Stars. Festival figures for Lake of Stars 2014 show that there was; 573 million estimated international media reach 24 million…

How time flies! We are on the verge of September, the month the golden sands of the lake district of Mangochi spread out to welcome the world for a grand art festival — Lake of Stars. Festival figures for Lake of Stars 2014 show that there was; • 573 million estimated international media reach •…

  That time of the year again when the televised foreign soccer leagues strike Malawian homes like thunder! Tomorrow, the English Premier Soccer League kicks off and a few days later, the other foreign competitions get underway. With this foreign football feasts are awakened patterns and battles that had been shelved for the while the…

Good meaning Republicans, bring on the champagne and let us toast to one Gwandanguluwe Chakuamba at his due award for his drama role on the Malawian stage! Bring out the stereo and play me some intoxicating tune! For so long, I have had a big battle within myself on which actor I would, given a…

Take a walk around town and see how some motorists try their desperate best to impress—deafening sound systems played at full volume, overdone paintworks, inconsiderable speed and all modified loud exhausts! But when you overdo some things, they usually sum up to idiocy, and that idiocy has engulfed our towns. No offence, but out of…

There is a kind of blossoming art which the born before computers (BBC) generation could never imagine happening under the blistering censorship era of founding president Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda’s rule. This is the art of mimicking where, for purposes of entertainment; one copies closely the actions of another, often an authority, including presidents, political spin-doctors…

Fellow Republicans, I caught local comedian Mr. Jokes on my grainy 21 inch TV and laughed my lungs out — well, not at his stale jokes, but his missing front tooth! The reason I watched five more minutes is the buggered TV requires several antenna adjustments and slaps on its sides to heed instruction to…

How great it is to open this window to enjoy a look at a nation of beautiful souls. Sometimes life just seems to get worse but my people’s sense of arts and culture appears immune to the venom of a hard socioeconomic terrain! Imagine, we haven’t even recovered from the heavy rains and floods that…

Cracks in Tisintha Alliance

Cracks have emerged in the newly formed seven-political-party Tisintha Alliance with some New Labour Party (NLP) followers claiming that they were not consulted on the move to join the electoral alliance. Besides, the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has also distanced itself from the alliance, saying it was never represented. Seven parties, namely  NLP, Malawi Forum…