In defence of the marginalized: The need for sentencing reforms in Malawi’s judicial System

One reason why we consider (or expected) 1994 as decisive in the economic, legal and social-economic development of the country is because it was supposed to represent a structural break from the past, which was perceived to be associated with a one party rule with its demerits, to political pluralism with possibilities for various branches of government providing checks-...

Liberia President George Weah’s inauguration speech: Full transcript

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen; Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President-elect of the Republic of Liberia; Fellow compatriots: Today is a day to give thanks. Let us begin by lifting our eyes to heaven to thank God Almighty for the wonderful blessings He has bestowed upon beloved our country. It was God who inspired the people of Liberia to vote change to believe that...

Zambia: Musician Pilato flees home country amid fresh crackdown on dissent

Zambian authorities must immediately take steps to guarantee right to freedom of expression for artists, Amnesty International said today, after a crackdown on dissent forced a well-known musician to flee the country. The brazen determination by some in Zambia to silence dissenting views can only spell doom for the culture of robust engagement that the country has been known for...

Seeking the perfect national leader : Case of the Sovereign republic of Israel

We expect national leaders to behave in an exemplary manner and act as role models to be emulated. What most of us seek is a “perfect” leader. But that is mission impossible. Such a person has never existed. Some of the greatest American leaders have rich records of blemishes. President Lyndon Johnson was regarded by many as a coarse, brutal ill-tempered lout....

What Is Love? 8 Facts about This Feeling

“Love is a tender feeling, love is the way of being” – a great song says. But not a lot of people actually understand why it happens to us and how it exactly happens. We underestimate and overestimate it. We write poems and novels about this feeling. But you need to productively understand why love happens to people in...

Building a Better Future for Elephant Orphans: Honeymoon Volunteering Ideas

Would you do voluntary work on your honeymoon? I would, especially when it comes to little elephant orphans. Volunteering is not a good deed with your heart, but also one of those cheap honeymoon ideas the world web offers. The thing is that your romantic vacation does not have to be luxurious. There are many romantic honeymoon ideas, which...

Malawi Politics: Chanco MCP wing has new President; Yongo Wa Yongo

MCP Diaspora forum congratulates Chanco MCP Wing newly elected President Emmanuel Mwanyongo "Let us congratulate this young man: Emmanuel Mwanyongo for being elected the President for Chanco MCP Wing He has chosen a great path in politics. Engagement starts from the grassroots and people build up to become great leaders in the society. Great job young man and stay focused. Concentrate on...

Malawi spent force politicians BJ, Lipenga, Phoya join DPP

LUNZU, BLANTYRE (Malawian Watchdog)—Tried but proven useless Malawian politicians Brown James Mpinganjira, Ken Lipenga and Henry Phoya have officially joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). President Mutharika has welcomed these nomadic politicians a while ago at a rally currently underway at Lunzu in Blantyre where the ruling DPP officials are taking turns to castigate Dr Chakwera and his Malawi...

Peter Mutharika dangerous to be left as Malawi President in 2019

This is a person who packaged his dead brother to South Africa in an attempt to desperately rule Malawi. He is the person who wanted the military to takeover power after he failed to take over power through the  back door and outside the constitution. He is the same person who rigged elections to the point of making late Maxison...

The birth of Bakili Muluzi’s United Democratic Front: Malawi Politics

Amnesty international had been pressuring the Kamuzu Banda govt to release Jack Mapanje and all political prisoners. In an interview Jack Mapanje stated, "when we were ku Mikuyu, the only person who seemed serious to wanting to form a political party was Brown Mpinganjira. a very smart and intelligent young man who had whilst in prison figured out how to...