Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader, Lazarus Chakwera, on Monday called for the resignation of President Peter Mutharika and pressed for early elections. Chakwera says the President’s implication in transactions regarding a Malawi Police Service (MPS) ration pack contract with Pioneer Investments is enough reason for Mutharika to quit. A leaked investigation report by the Anti-Corruption…

In August 2015, a survey found that over 40 percent of Malawians believe former president Joyce Banda was responsible for the plunder of public resources popularly known as Cashgate. The study by the Institute for Public Opinion and Policy Research (IPOPR) on the public perception on Cashgate, whose lead researcher is University of Malawi political…

Tuesday will go down as one of the worst days for the average banker. Most of the commercial banks in the main cities had their banking halls awfully congested and queues were snaking long due to network problems. The best some banks could do to ease the frustration that was building in these hot and…

The civil society organisation (CSO) movement in the country is dying a slow death and it is time, all right-thinking Malawians to get worried. Not so long ago some CSO officials confessed that the political landscape in the country is not conducive enough for them to work together with government in keeping the country’s democracy…

I am not a huge fan of Malawian music. There are songs I like, tunes or melodies I may find myself dancing or strutting to, but no one would ever catch me listening to a full album of Malawian music. Before you stone me and drag my body in the streets of Ndirande, hear me…

The Legal Aid Bureau is a government office mandated to provide legal aid to indigent persons. Over the years, not much has been heard about the office until recently. Weekend Nation deputy editor MOSES MICHAEL-PHIRI caught up with the bureau’s director Masauko Chamkakala to find out progress being made to make the office more effective:…