Jessie Kabwira fired; Kaliwo and Msowoya suspended: Malawi Congress Party Resolutions

LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—News coming out of the capital Lilongwe where the National Executive Committee (NEC) of Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was meeting to sort out division issues that has rocked the party indicates that the dejure spokesperson of the party Dr Jessie Kabwira has been fired from the party and  Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo as well...

MBC and DPP, Be Ashamed : Malawi Politics

The 2019 race for power is heating up, especially between the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP). The other two strong parties in the 2014 race, former ruling parties, People’s Party (PP) and United Democratic Front (UDF), have been dissolved into DPP. This has effectively taken them out as front runners in Malawi sixth...

Malawi rape song rapper Chavura out on bail

The infamous Rape song maker, Chavura, is now out on bail. He appeared at Lilongwe Magistrate Court together with his lawyer, Nicely Msowoya of Msowoya & Associates for bail hearing. Charged with Producing obscene material contrary to section 179 (1) (a) of the Penal Code, the rapper is finally out of the cooler in a trial that has largely been shunned...

“I will be President of Malawi someday,” Says New Chancellor College MCP Wing President

On Friday, January 12, 2019 the opposition Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) Chancellor College (CHANCO) wing – main campus of the University of Malawi, had elections to elect new office bearers. Third year student pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Cultural Studies, was elected President. We caught up with the rising political star to understand plans he has for...

Beyond Chavura’s rape song: At times Malawi women dance to songs that belittle them

I was appalled, rather bemused, by the general response to Mwiza Chavura’s song Rape. So fervent has the uproar been that the musician has apparently been arrested.The general consensus, by activists and the public alike, was to ‘crucify the musician’. But I believe arresting Chavura is a wrong remedy to the problem. Someone who sits down to write such a distasteful song, and even...

Balaka school benefits from Malawi TNM Super League CSR Initiative

It was all fun, inspiration and games on Thursday the 24th of January when Elite league sponsors TNM Plc, in partnership with the newly crowned 2017 champions Be Forward Wanderers donated materials worth MK2 million materials to Mwanje Primary School in Balaka. Aside from the donation, the players took time out to engage with the pupils and played a mini...

All is set for 2017 Malawi TNM Super league prize presentation

All roads lead to Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel where the 2017 TNM Super League will reach its climax with a glittering ceremony on Friday night.   Both the long-term league sponsor TNM Plc and administrator Super League of Malawi (SULOM) say they are set to crown the new champions and present other awards to set the tempo for the 2018...

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...