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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 authorities meet to consider reducing outrageous Cannabis license fees

Officials at the Cannabis Regulatory Authority are expected to meet today over a public outcry against the gazzeted cannabis license fees. Among other things, people and companies will be required to pay $10,000 (equivalent to K7 Million) when acquiring a license to cultivate and sell medicinal hemp. Apart from that, a fee of $2,000 (Equivalent K1.5 million) is required when obtaining...

MCP fills vacant NEC positions

• Henry Mumba is now Director of Economic Affairs replacing the late Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda. • Dowa North East legislator Sam Dalitso Kawale has been promoted to Director of Recruitment replacing Hellen Chabunya who moved to UTM in 2018. • Gerald Kazembe is the new Second Deputy Secretary General replacing Salim Bagus who joined the DPP after the 2019 polls. • Alfred...

Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Mia stops illegal sale of Kamuzu View land

Malawi Deputy Minister of Lands, Abida Sidik Mia, has stopped the illegal sale of land at Kamuzu View describing it a national landmark worthy preservation. Kamuzu View is a well-known place along the Chikwawa road where the country’s founding President, Dr Hasting Kamuzu Banda, used to go for leisure—to appreciate the beautiful scenery down the shire valley. Today, Malawians from all...

Kazembe appointed MCP Deputy Secretary General; case against Jooma resumes Thursday

In what can only be described as political promotion, the face of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the eastern region, Gerald Kazembe, has been recognized and promoted by being appointed Deputy Secretary General of the party. According to inside sources, members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party erupted in joy when party President who is also President...

Malawi Court releases Bushiri couple; says were illegally arrested

The Senior Resident Magistrate sitting in the capital Lilongwe has unconditionally released the Bushiri couple whom the Police arrested in connection to their jumping bail in South Africa on theft and money laundering charges.The Bushiris escaped from South Africa to their home country Malawi saying their life was in danger. They also contended that the justice system in South...

South Africa embarks on Bushiri extradition process from Malawi

SOUTH AFRICA EMBARKS ON BUSHIRI EXTRADITION PROCESS Government is able to confirm that fugitives Mr Shepherd Bushiri and Ms Mary Bushiri did not leave South Africa aboard a flight on which President Lazarus Chakwera and his delegation travelled. President Chakwera undertook a successful working visit to South Africa on Friday, 13 November 2020, during which South Africa and Malawi discussed a...

Talking Blues: Isn’t President Chakwera proving to be all talk and no trouser?

Facts being to the mind what food is to the body (Edmund Burke), I will start with facts. Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale’s extraordinary leadership in managing the 23 June 2020 Fresh Presidential Election raised our flag high. To evidence this, the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Electoral Commission Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) invited...

Talking Blues: Let the MSCE and NOCMA fiascos serve as Chakwera’s wake-up call

Yet to be written is the story of Malawi Congress Party (MCP)’s perseverance when most of its liberation peers have since gone into oblivion. MCP’s history is pregnant with lessons. Not only has MCP survived, but after a twenty-six-year wait, it rebounded into power. After the June 1993 Referendum and the subsequent 1994 Elections losses, who would have thought MCP...

Malawi leader Chakwera urged to confront South Africa President on Bushiri persecution

The Chiefs from the Northen Region have told Malawi Prsident Dr Lazarus Chakwera to take to task his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa why his government is persecuting Prophet Shephered Bushiri. Bushiri has been frequenting the courts and jail being on remand, they were recently granted bail after a fierce legal fight. They are facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering at...

Ken Lipenga on The Lion Rock on Mambala Hill in Chiradzulo, Malawi

If Mzimba has its Elephant Rock then Chiradzulu replies with its Rock Lion on Mambala Hill. The Mambala Lion, easily recognizable as you turn a corner after Mikolongwe on the Midima road from Blantyre to Mulanje, was once the chief's pet and companion. But then the chief started to use his pet to intimidate and oppress his people, whereupon one day...