Category: Feature

No more child prisoners

Meet James Faison (not real name), a 45-year-old ex-convict who confesses that he almost committed suicide while serving five years for burglary. He narrates…
Hunted like animals

At the break of dawn, 14-year-old Mirriam Chilimbika gets out of her bed. It was a sleepless night for her. The fear of being…
Pushed into misery

As JOHN CHIRWA writes, unethical tendencies in allocation of plots and the chaos within the system have stifled efforts to have people stay in…
River bank disasters

In Ndirande Township in Blantyre City, houses have dotted either side of Nasolo River from Mpembu, through Chakana down Makata all the way to…
Gone with the floods

In this first entry of the four-part series on urban land use and planning, JOHN CHIRWA looks at how policies have neglected the plight…
Let there be light

Before January this year, the villages in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasisi in Chikwawa North, 15 kilometres (km) from the boma and two km from…