LATEST ARTICLES

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...

Chronological events that led to the arrest of Kambala and Team

For those who have insufficient knowledge of what has led to the arrest of Hon Newton Kambala and the team, here are some chronological basic facts. 1. UTM devised a fundraising strategy in readiness for 2025 tripartite elections. 2. Newton Kambala was mandated to lead the fundraising team, he is a secret fundraising coordinator for UTM. 3. In their fundraising strategy, they...

Judge Jack N’riva playing skullduggery on Mangochi Monkey-Bay election petition?

Pressure is mounting on High Court Judge, Jack N’riva, to deliver judgment on the first-ever 2019 election petition in Mangochi Monkey-Bay constituency, the delay of which has made certain quarters of the society suspect skullduggery. Background This was the first election petition to have been deposited to the High Court of Malawi following the chaotically managed Jane Ansah 2019 tripartite elections....

Chatinkha Nkhoma demystifies the Malawi bill smuggler Martin Thom

Pastor Martin Thom, a prolific powerful, charismatic preacher, Senior Pastor of Eleventh is a spiritual close friend of mine. Not perfect, but then again who is. In 2010 he told me about Rev Chakwera running for MCP presidency, I dismissed him. Then after Rev. Chakwera officially expressed his desire to run for MCP presidency in 2013, Pastor persistently lobbied...

Malawi bill smuggler ‘Pastor’ Thom fired; Chimwendo next?

Following the firing of Presidential Aide on Special Duties Pastor Thom Martin for what the statehouse says "unsanctioned role in the irregular submission of a loan authorization bill to Parliament" the country awaits with expectations on what will befall other senior Government and Statehouse officials who were involved in "smuggle". One of such an official is Homeland Security Minister who...

Bizarre! Malawi man arrested for magically ‘raping’ woman in omnibus

Unbelievable as it sounds but a Malawian man in the commercial capital Blantyre will have his day in court to answer a magical rape charge levelled against him. The story reported by the daily, Nation Newspaper, has it that a man was traveling in a minibus in Limbe. He sat next to a woman. Then the woman starts dreaming of...

Dear Mr Vice President

If I had a chance to meet the youthful vice president, Dr SKC, I would bring to his attention the very well-known facts of why innovation and invention is a challenge in Malawi. I would ask him if he is aware that a young boy who invented a radio station for his community. His people loved him, and the community...

Its Not Complicate, You are Complicated

A few weeks ago I made my way to one of the popular trading centers in Mzimba. Actually, I usually visit this particular trading center due to my field work with Rural Innovations for Sustainable Development Initiatives (RiSDI), a newly registered company in Malawi. It was Wednesday, and having taken a long dusty ride on the company’s Yamaha DT...

Smear campaign within MCP rank & file targets Chithyola Banda, Abida & Kezembe

Member of Parliament for Kasungu South Constituency Simplex Chithyola Banda is well educated, experienced, and is said to be highly considered for appointment as Minister in the impending cabinet re-shuffle expected to happen after Parliament rises sine-die. Abida Sidik Mia being Deputy Minister of Lands is bound to be elevated as full Minister owing to her hard work and her...

Malawi leader Chakwera pays moving tribute to Zambian fallen Pres. Keneth Kaunda

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are gathered here to inter the last of Africa’s liberation giants. But make no mistake: the interment of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda will not merely be the burial of a lifeless body, but the planting of a vibrant seed. The burial of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda will be the planting of Africa’s finest seed into Africa’s finest soil. From...

Talking Blues: How long shall we pamper the corrupt?

“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.” - Peter 2:20 In October 2020, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) told us it was investigating 71 cases of suspected fraud and...