In the last couple of days, we have witnessed quite a number of losses. I would like to discuss a couple of these in this week’s column. On 17 October, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost against the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in local government and parliamentary by-elections held in a number of places…

One does not need complicated gross domestic product (GDP) statistics to realise how static our development path has been after almost 60 years of independence. Just drive down the Malindi-Mangochi Road or the Lilongwe-Salima Road and you will be greeted by evidence of our collective failure to lift millions of Malawians from abject poverty. Row…

One does not need complicated gross domestic product (GDP) statistics to realise how static our development path has been after almost 60 years of independence. Just drive down the Malindi-Mangochi Road or the Lilongwe-Salima Road and you will be greeted by evidence of our collective failure to lift millions of Malawians from abject poverty. Row…

On July 29 2017, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a dinner event dubbed ‘Blue Night’, in essence a fundraising gala evening intended to solicit donations from the public for the running of the DPP. Since we do not yet have a framework for political party funding, there is nothing wrong with such solicitation.…

If you are a member of any respectable WhatsApp group, talk this past week would have been of the national identity registration exercise. Those who love to forward useless video clips had something a little more useful to do: forwarding copies of the registration form alongside instructions to only print on both sides. Whatsapp group…

If you are a member of any respectable WhatsApp group, talk this past week would have been of the national identity registration exercise. Those who love to forward useless video clips had something a little more useful to do: forwarding copies of the registration form alongside instructions to only print on both sides. Whatsapp group…

For many of us who trace our ancestral roots to Malindi or other villages that dot our beautiful lake, Lake Malawi represents much more than a quick weekend destination for that lovely get away with the MG1 or MG2, as the case may be. The lake represents a spiritual home, a connection to this beautiful…

Is there anything that makes us special as Malawians? Or we are so unremarkable that soon history will forget who we were and the nothings we achieved? Foreigners know of us less because of our innovation such as by that windmill guy and more because of our never ending struggles such as persistent hunger and…

Speaking in Parliament on February 24 2017, Juliana Lunguzi, the Malawi Congress Party MP for Dedza East constituency, suggested that the appointment of board members to statutory corporations should be based on merit as opposed to the current system whereby officers are appointed by the presidency, with little if any explanation why such members have…