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Solved—why do boys and girls go astray?

Often times we hear heart breaking stories of boys and girls, teenage marriages—a boy has impregnated a girl and have been forced to cohabit, a boy in his cups has been ironed by a fast moving car, a boy has gone jungle after sniffing high quality Nkhotakota-marijuana, a daughter to the pastor has escaped home for Victoria hotel with...

Malawi new Cabinet released: 19th March, 2020

His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 94 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has appointed a new Cabinet.  The appointments are with effect from 16th March, 2020. 1. His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, Minister of Defence, Commander-In-Chief of the Malawi...

Fmr Malawi Pres. Banda, Chakwera hail Mia as statesman: MCP-UTM alliance signing ceremony

LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—Former Malawi President Joyce Banda and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday paid tribute to Sidik Mia, the party’s Deputy President for displaying statesmanship of such levels which this country has never witnessed for decades. The remarks were made during the signing ceremony where Mia was attendance at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in the capital...

Malawi top Human Rights Activists Mtambo, Trapence and Sembeleka released on bail

Lilongwe Magistrate Court on Wednesday granted bail to three Human Rights Activists operating under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC). HRDC leaders Timothy Mtambo,Gift Trapence and Reverend MacDonald Sembereka have vowed to continue fighting for the rights of the citizenry in the country. The magistrate said the state did not prove beyond reasonable doubt why the trio needed not...

The involvement of foreign lawyers by MEC: The Rationale & ultimate fate

Section 25 (1) of the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act (2018) gives the Chief Justice the power and authority to admit to practice, as a legal practitioner for the purpose of a specific cause or matter, any foreign lawyer(s) . Section 24 of this Act lays down the formalities that are to be followed and/or satisfied for anyone who...

Political Activist Saunders Juma proposes radical suggestions: Malawi Election Crisis

South African based Malawi political Activist Saunders Juma has proposed radical suggestions if the country is to conduct fresh elections following the constitutional court judgment which saw the court nullifying the 2019 elections for what it called gross irregularities and non-compliance to the law by the electoral body, the Malawi Electoral Commission. In what legal commentators described as judgment of...

Mia says Malawi bigger than sum of our individual ambitions

Malawi Congress Party Vice President Sidik Mia says has given full blessings to his party to explore the possibility of of forming a grand alliance with UTM. Speaking on privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station, in an exclusive interview, Mia said he is ready to sacrifice his running-mate position to save Malawi. "If there was any doubt regarding my love for our...

Malawi Fresh Election Road Blocks

There were always three road blocks standing in the way of a fresh election.The first roadblock was in the Judiciary. The case for nullification had to be proven with the kind of evidence the Court would deem admissable and so overwhelming as to pass the judicial test for a balance of probabilities. Chilima and Chakwera did this, with great...

Unveiling the 50% + 1 and landslide winning formula: Malawi Politics

The formula for winning Presidential elections with at least 50%+1 in Malawi is very clear and simple to grasp. We can all appreciate this formula by analyzing the 67% victory of Bingu in the 2009 elections against the trend of all other elections before and after the historic landslide. Let us start with the trend of how candidates and parties...

A proposed model for MCP-UTM alliance involving the triumvirate of Chakwera, Mia & Chilima

It’s a fact that Malawians who are agitating for change in this country want a grand opposition alliance to boot out the besieged Democratic Progressive Party. In this grand alliance, they mostly want the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to partner with UTM. In the meantime, both parties have officially announced to the nation that they have formed a task force...

Chilima must learn from Bingu: Malawi Politics

Walk with me down the history lane… In 1992, Bingu wa Mutharika was one of the founding members of UDF. He had all along been nurturing the dream to become president of Malawi someday. Even his daughter Duwa Mutharika confirmed this during her dad’s funeral when she said that her father always told her when she was young that he...