My Turn

  • 50 years of UN in Malawi

    Oct 24, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Malawi’s commemoration of 50 years of independence and 20 years of multiparty democracy coincides with 50 years of United Nations (UN) operations in the country. This is an opportunity to reflect...

  • Cashgate: Wake-up call on cybercrime

    Oct 20, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    The term “cybercrime” is used to refer to the convergence between crime and modern information and communication technology (ICT). There are two broad types of cybercrimes: firstly, emerging...

  • We need a culture of continuity

    Oct 17, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    A recent survey found that Mali was the poorest country in Africa. Trailing Mali in third position was Malawi. This news is hardly inspiring. That Mali is leading the band of Africa’s poorest...

  • Try community science labs

    Oct 8, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Government has decided to halt the implementation of the science curriculum which was supposed to roll out in the 2014/2015 academic year. I believe that government has taken heed of the numerous...

  • Voices from slums

    Oct 6, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    For the first time ever, in October 2014, two important milestones of the UN urban calendar coincide in the same month. As every year, on the first Monday of October, the world is celebrating World...

  • How Malawi can succeed

    Sep 24, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    It is very easy for a country to succeed in all its development strategies. It is as easy as ABC or drinking a glass of water. Why am I saying this? It is because a country is governed by good ideas...

  • The power of culture

    Sep 19, 14 • My Turn • Written by : 1 Comment

    I grew up with one brother and four sisters. When I was five years old, a new member was added to the family. It was my cousin, who had been brought from the village. She grew up with us as if she...

  • Ebola outbreak and the urgent need for science journalists

    Sep 18, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Western Africa highlights the urgent need to close the gap in communication between scientists, journalists and communities. Beyond the devastating...

  • Why not Neno District?

    Sep 17, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Some institutions doing business in Malawi and benefiting from the communities they are running their businesses in give back to the communities in one way or another. When organisations give back to...

  • Unima fee hike: Rethink PPP

    Sep 12, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Now that it is a reality that from the next academic calendar, undergraduate students with the University of Malawi (Unima) will be paying K275 000 (US$667) in fees, up from the previous K55 000...