Last Tuesday, Vice-President Saulos Chilima had one of his rare outings when he visited a project in Nsanje. He left for the Lower Shire district to inspect construction of dykes that would protect citizens from the perennial floods in the disaster-prone zone. Based on what he said in Nsanje, if wishes were commands,…

Most Malawians who are not from the lakeshore, just like foreigners to Malawi, confess that chambo is the real delicacy from the lake of stars, Africa’s most beautiful lake, Lake Malawi. Of course, they have adequate and justifiable grounds to come to this conclusion. If truth be told, those of us blessed to come from…

Iran is back into the global family of commerce and diplomacy thanks to the acumen of seven years of Democrats’ leadership in the White House. It championed determined and dogged six party talks that saw the resolving of the long-standing and sticky challenge of Iran being a State pursuing nuclear weapons and in return a…

“The fish rots from the head” Damian Collins, British member of Parliament (MP) on Monday said about football scandal rocking Fifa. MP Collins was commenting disgraceful eight-year bans handed down on each of the Fifa leaders, Sepp Blatter (Fifa president) and Michel Platini (Uefa president and Fifa vice-president). The veracity of the wisdom above is…

Last week’s BBC’s news about the German Police raiding offices of German FA for tax evasion surrounding the awarding of the 2006 World Cup hosting in Germany shocked those of us that looked up to the western countries for inspiration and, as benchmarks for appropriate behaviour, in sports leadership governance. The story goes that the…

I took a walk on the morning of Monday September 21 2015 from Number Seven Henderson Street, which is National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Towers, across the famous Victoria Avenue down past Chayamba Building into Haile Selassie Road, past the shops ranging from electronics, hardware and clothing. It was one of those rare moments that…

The afternoon of Saturday, September 12 2015, was a wonderful moment of smiles, beautiful singing and speeches full of hope for the children of Mkope School for the Blind, in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nankumba in Mangochi District. The 40 pupils at the school, in the company of their head teacher, special teachers and the Anglican…

The afternoon of Saturday, September 12 2015, was a wonderful moment of smiles, beautiful singing and speeches full of hope for the children of Mkope School for the Blind, in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nankumba in Mangochi District. The 40 pupils at the school, in the company of their head teacher, special teachers and the Anglican…

Our culture is rich in inspired wisdom. Take for example the one saying that goes “chipande chathelele chikoma nkuyenderana”, extoling and encouraging the virtues and pursuit for reciprocity and translating that life is a two-way traffic. In recent times, the Malawi kwacha has precipitously depreciated against major currencies of the West. With this depreciation, Malawians…

This is a sequel to last week’s discourse on What Happens Upstream Affects the People Downstream. As a matter of fact, the conclusion should have been that everyone gets affected, not only the folks downstream. This thesis gets arrived at informed by hindsight, as they say we are always wiser with hindsight, that itself being…