Category: Politics

Beating vision  2020 politics

Our Staff Writer JAMES CHAVULA asks National Planning Commission (NPC) chief Thomas Chataghalala Munthali how Vision 2063 will beat flop Vision 2020’s shortfalls. Q…

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general, I would investigate claims by the party’s councillor for Mlomba Ward in Machinga Alexander Cosmas that he has…
Are councils corrupt?

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has embarked on a campaign to clean councils of theft and corruption. So far, a number…

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, I would come out in the open to clarify the controversy surrounding my qualifications. If I were…
Is UDF on death bed?

UDF has won 50 percent of the six presidential elections held since 1994.  But in the last three elections, the party has faltered. The…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that it is difficult for opposition political parties and civil society organisations (CSOs) to take…
Is UDF on death bed?

UDF has won 50 percent of the six presidential elections held since 1994.  But in the last three elections, the party has faltered. The…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that it is difficult for opposition political parties and civil society organisations (CSOs) to take…
Energising democracy

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) is running a social accountability initiative in Malawi, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, South Africa and Zambia to improve access to clean…
When police take sides

Protests against elections chief, Justice Jane Ansah, have exposed a new low in the ties between citizens and the police. During the post-election marches…
APAM’S k1bn joy

In this interview, our News Analyst MERCY Malikwa gets Association of Persons with Albinism (Apam) national coordinator Overstone Kondowe’s reaction to the K1.7 trillion…

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, I would channel my energy towards finding long-term solutions to electricity challenges other than meeting Malawi Energy…
Learning from July 20 killings

Police killed 20 protesters during the July 20 2011 anti-government demonstrations catalysed by dictatorial tendencies and economic hardships. Seven years on, the recommendations of…