President Peter Mutharika is a troubled man, no doubt about that. His speech in Mangochi, when he commissioned military ships this week, was a clear sign of a man who is slowly losing hold of himself and this country. As he delivered his speech, one could hear his voice crack. He went flat-out to attack…

Mutharika declares war on HRDC, MCP, UTM

…HRDC says it won’t sit and do nothing President Peter Mutharika says he will take all necessary measures to defend and protect the country’s airports and borders from those who want to disrupt the airports and the country’s borders. Mutharika has since directed the police and Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to stop “these demonstrations”. This…

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its leader President Peter Mutharika have come under heavy fire from disgruntled Malawians who are convinced that Mutharika’s did not win the May 21 elections. Following this, Malawi has seen a wave of demonstrations aimed at forcing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah to resign. The…

It is not a man’s world. It is everyone’s world, man or woman, boy or girl, this is our world. Having passed the half-mark of the year, it is important to remind each other that this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BalanceforBetter is a call for equal opportunities and to make our world a more…

It’s easy to feel exhausted or numbed by the sheer number of demonstrations that have taken place in recent months, and be skeptical of what they have accomplished. The protests were initially sparked by Malawi Congress Party (MCP), who are unhappy with the outcome of the May 21 Tripartite Elections. While focus has been on…

On Saturday, July 6, Malawi commemorated the 55th Independence Day. I would like to take this opportunity to again wish fellow Malawians a happy independence. I am hopeful that the commemorations will run for the whole month. To our forefathers and the heroes and heroines who put up a gallant fight and paid for the…

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 that have led to many developing serious complications…

 The May 21 Tripartite Elections despite being immensely contested as evidenced by several court petitions against some results, has registered so many positives and a number of firsts. Malawi National Assembly has the youngest female member of Parliament (MP), and for the first time in history, Malawi has a female Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani…

Friday, June 14 passed by just like any other day on the calendar. The only thing that many Malawians spoke about on this day and will perhaps remember is that June 14 2019 was the day that the High Court Lilongwe District Registry had the scheduling conference for the elections case in which Malawi Congress…

If there were any Malawians who thought climate change is not real, the 2015 floods that devastated the country, must have made pay attention to climate change issues. But if still, one was not convinced beyond doubt of the reality and brutality of climate change effects, the past months and weeks must have definitely awakened…

In 48 hour’s time Malawians will be going to the polls to elect local government councillors, members of Parliament and a President. The tripartite elections, dubbed watershed elections, is a chance for Malawians to elect leaders of their choice and also a chance to voice out their concerns through the ballot. Voting not only enables…

In a week’s time Malawians will be going to the polls to elect local government councillors, members of Parliament and a president. The tripartite elections, dubbed watershed elections, is a chance for Malawians to elect leaders of their choice and also a chance to voice out their concerns through the ballot. Voting not only enables…

The clock is slowly, but surely, ticking towards May 21, the day Malawians will go the polls to choose their ward councillors, members of Parliament and President. With just a few days to wind up campaign period, candidates in the May 21 elections are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to garner as much…

As the country gears up for the May 2019 Tripartite Elections, especially with the launch of the campaign recently, 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 respective parties, there are also others…

 Malawians, especially those on social media have expressed their disapproval of the statue of former president Bingu wa Mutharika. There seems to be a consensus that the statue erected at Parliament Building in Lilongwe, has missed some unique physical features of the late Bingu. It is because of this that many are saying the statue…

If there were any Malawians who thought climate change is not real, the 2015 floods that devastated the country, must have made them to pay attention to climate change issues. But if still, one was not convinced beyond doubt of the reality and brutality of climate change effects, the past months and weeks must have…

It is not a man’s world. It is everyone’s world, man or woman, boy or girl, this is our world. This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BalanceforBetter is a call for equal opportunities and to make our world a more equal place. Perhaps one would ask; how can we make the world a more equal…

The Minister of Homeland Security, Nicholas Dausi is known for saying incoherent big words that often are said out of context and make no sense at all. Dausi is also known for his sense of humour. He is not known for taking anything seriously, which is why many Malawians remain wary that such a joker…

When rumours of abductions of people with albinism started making rounds on social media last week, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical and dismissed the social media buzz as just one of those fake stories that are aimed at causing unnecessary alarm. How I wish it were indeed just a social buzz…