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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...

MCP Secretary General Mkaka says LL city officials overzealous after sealing off party headquarters

Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) Secretary-General Eisenhower Mkaka, has described the actions by Lilongwe City Council who sealed the entrance to the Party's headquarters premises in Lilongwe over unpaid city rates as unfortunate. Officials from the City Council accompanied by Malawi Police sealed the entrance in the early hours of Thursday, November 25th, 2021 after they slapped the party with...

Talking Blues: The dead cannot cry out for justice

“The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.” - Lois McMaster Bujold. Being very good at what one does comes with a risk. The sickness of the best doctor in town is a good example; who will treat them when they need a doctor? Loss of faith of the godliest...

Talking Blues: Once beaten twice shy? No, it’s worse than that

In a town far far away, lived an engineer. The economy was in bad shape, and he was unemployed, and since everyone was struggling, there weren’t even opportunities for ganyu (part-time jobs) to sustain him. Not one to wallow in self-pity, he looked around. Soon, he observed that while engineering was not a priority and given the hostile economic situation...

The west caused the climate crisis – it should now pay to clean up the mess Lazarus Chakwera

When will rich countries take responsibility? Last week, ahead of Cop26 in Glasgow, it was revealed that many of them had lobbied against the UN’s climate recommendations – namely that urgent action is needed. At the same time, some questioned the need to fund poorer countries to adapt to the effects of climate change – despite the failure by...

Ralph Kasambara explains why his appeal case been postponed: Erosion of Constitutionalism in Malawi

Constitutionalism is the hallmark of our democratic order in Malawi.  It is actually the oxygen of our democratic state. To live in a democratic Malawi founded on constitutional democracy, we need to jealously guard the independence and separation of the three arms of government: the executive/presidency, parliament, and judiciary. Parliament ought to be sufficiently funded and should be meeting as and...

Political Patronage masquerading as Merit in Tonse Alliance appointments: Sulemani, Kachaje, Kasakula

This post is a lamentation...a call for Malawians not to waste their time applying for government positions. There is no merit whatsoever as they claim in making public appointments. Doing interviews is simply to deceive Malawians to think they are different. There is no difference in the way the DPP guys were doing and how Onse Alliance are doing....

Of hijacking 6 lane road project in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe

I would like to comment on the cutting down of trees in road reserves in Lilongwe City to pave way for the construction of a flagship 6 lane highway and its associated facilities. 1. Lilongwe City has a detailed Urban Structure/Master Plan. The plan clearly shows land use plans, including road reserves. 2. The plan was duly approved by the relevant...

Talking Blues: Mene, mene, tekel, parsin

“Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you that they are friends with - just your money and power.” Auliq-Ice King Belshazzar, so we are told, threw the mother of all parties where fine wine flowed freely, and he and his minions swigged more than their fair glasses. Under the influence, the king decreed that vessels of gold and silver...

Back to stone age as Whatsapp, Facebook down

Malawi mobile operators are sending out sms messages to their customers informing that there is a global outage of Whatsapp and Facebook.  They SMS reads that they are waiting for facebook to resolve the situation. "Dear Customer, there is a global outage for Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram," in part reads a message from Airtel. The few hours Malawians have been without facebook...

Hypocrisy & double standards in Malawian Churches? The Poor v The Rich application of church doctrines

The dust on the death of Hon. Chiwaya refuses to die. While his death has been attributed to security breach, inhumane treatment and lack of negotiation skills on a public officer, the Catholic Church has now come on the limelight. It is against the Catholic doctrine to conduct death mass for a deceased who committed suicide, the Church has just...