With barely three months to elections, there is no denying that the country is gripped with election fever. One thing that is quite clear now is that Malawians are more than eager to hear what the aspiring candidates have in store for them. Apart from that, it seems everyone is anxious to know who will…

With barely three months to elections, there is no denying that the country is gripped with election fever. One thing that is quite clear now is that Malawians are more than eager to hear what the aspiring candidates have in store for them. Apart from that, it seems everyone is anxious to know who will…

The past weeks have been quite intense on the political scene. There have been suspicious arrests and suspicious charges—no pun intended. A few days ago, one politician, Bon Kalindo, UTM director of youth was allegedly assaulted by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters. Kalindo managed to document the assault by sharing several pictures on social…

The past few weeks have been a mixed bag of joy and sadness. Joy because it was still festive period and sad in that many lost lives through road accidents. But one sad moment that gripped the country was the brutal killing of a man with albinism, Yasin Phiri (RIP) of Kande, Nkhata Bay. Yasin…

The primary elections that some political parties have conducted have exposed one thing that is quite disturbing; most political parties which are among the major electoral stakeholders, are not ready for the forthcoming tripartite elections in May this year. The primary elections have been messy and characterised by violence and sheer disregard for democratic principles.…

There is a growing obsession with rumble strips or what others call rumble surfaces on the country’s roads. Take, for instance, the Blantyre-Zomba Road, it is just a matter of time before the whole road is inundated with ramble strips and ramps.  Rumble strips are supposed to warn motorists to reduce speed, especially in busy…

The Internet is a generous source of information, commerce, entertainment and enlightenment. We share stories and pictures online. We cheer up our friends with encouraging messages. We read the news and share our opinions about the issues of the day. We watch funny videos and search for jobs, mates and music. Cyberspace is no longer…

Chief Bwananyambi

Takulandirani kuno kwa mfumu yayikulu Bwananyambi Kuchimake kwa azitsogoleri amene amalimbikitsa mamphunziro a ana achitsikana. Tili ndi ma By-laws amene sakulora kholo kukakamiza mwana wamkazi kusiya sukulu kapena kumukakamiza kupita ku banja. These are the words inscribed on a road side signpost that welcomes you to Chief Bwananyambi’s home in Mangochi. They mean: “Welcome to…

Bwananyambi: Ending child marriages and sending girls to school

Takulandirani kuno kwa mfumu yayikulu Bwananyambi Kuchimake kwa azitsogoleri amene amalimbikitsa mamphunziro a ana achitsikana. Tili ndi ma By-laws amene sakulora kholo kukakamiza mwana wamkazi kusiya sukulu kapena kumukakamiza kupita ku banja. These are the words inscribed on a road side signpost that welcomes you to Chief Bwananyambi’s home in Mangochi. They mean: “Welcome to…

There is a ‘silent killer’ that has been let loose. This killer preys on vulnerable and sick people who are desperate for healing. The proliferation of people claiming to have discovered herbs that cleanse the body and cure all sorts of diseases is giving people false hopes. This has led to many people developing serious…

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha is an overzealous man who is trying badly to impress his master Peter Mutharika and his party. Mchacha thinks by insulting women who belong to other political parties, he is extolting his party. Churning out vulgarities is common among minibus touts, and…

As the country gears up for the May 2019 tripartite elections, political euphoria is slowly but surely building up. Everywhere one turns, the talk is about politics and politicians. While others are readying themselves to take up various positions in their parties, there are also others within the parties readying themselves to unleash terror on…

Malawi is endowed with so many natural resources such as lakes, rivers, streams and arable and pasturable land. Despite all this, the past 53 years of Malawi, has been characterised by hunger. Year in and year out, Malawi finds itself on its fours, begging for food. The twists and turns in the country’s agricultural policies—from…

The rise of the Internet has spurred the development of web-based communication platforms. Digital platforms have been growing stronger throughout the last decade, facilitating the exchange of information. Online content has undergone transformation from being a source of raw data to an interactive tool, enabling the public to collaborate on projects through the exchange of…

I have been compelled to shine a light on this issue because of what Melania Trump said a few days ago regarding women who have come out to say that they were abused by some powerful men, a case in point, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Melania questions why it takes such women ages to report the sexual…

Climate Change impacts worse than expected—IPCC

  The record-breaking storms, forest fires, droughts, coral bleaching, heat waves and floods around the world will get worse if rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of the society are not taken to limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today in Incheon, South…

President Peter Mutharika refused to meet civil society organisations (CSOs) leaders and also refused to receive the petition from the CSOs despite a court order. According to his men, the CSOs’ leaders are not yet at the level where they can meet the President and that the CSOs’ leaders were expecting “too much”— in other…

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha, is an overzealous man who is trying badly to impress his master Peter Mutharika and his party. Mchacha, needs lessons in public speaking and choice of words. He has been slut-shaming women, whose only crime is associating with his party’s opponents. In…