Category: Society

Running out of time

It has become a trend that arts performances in Malawi never start on time. Whenever the issue has been raised, artists and event organisers…
Business of making music

In today’s world, having a studio-recorded song is no longer an achievement—with enough cash anyone can record a song or two. Even having a…
Turning body into canvas

Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols,…
Lulu’s fourth coming

Millions believe God ‘abandoned’ everything musical in one man, Michael Jackson: golden voice, amazing moon dance and great composition. They are wrong. It is…
Malawi goes to Hollywood

Another big screen role for Malawi’s khumbanyiwa Pretoria-based Malawian actor Eugene Khumbanyiwa is going places.  After impressing in several Hollywood and South African movies…

I love hearing inspirational stories. It gives hope and courage to people living with HIV and Aids. Here are a few stories sent by…

In the privacy of your own home, no counsellor asking you very personal intrusive uncomfortable questions, no wondering if anyone at the testing site…

Male partners of pregnant women influence the health seeking behaviour of their partners. An unsupportive partner may restrict a pregnant woman’s access to prevention…

  In my meanderings on the internet—trying to bring something fresh and new to our discussions—I came across self-stigma. Self-stigma is how people with…