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…

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…

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…