Reclaiming Our Place at the Table: Empowering African Women Leaders

In Africa, we know something about powerful women. The history of African women working, fighting and ruling alongside men stretches back thousands of years. Queens like Cleopatra of Egypt, Nzinga M’Bandi of Angola, and Taytu Betul of Ethiopia, spiritualist leaders like Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana of Zimbabwe, legendary chieftains like Yennega of Burkina Faso, and numerous other women led Africa long before colonization. Thus, as the...

Sidik Mia trims Ndata Praise Team to size: I am a devout Muslim

LILONGWE—Business Magnate, Philanthropists and seasoned politician Sidik has trimmed the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) praise singers now dubbed “Ndata Praise Team” into size for peddling amateurish propaganda against him. Mia took the cadets head on in a facebook post which has gone viral on the social media. Social media gurus have since praised Mia for exposing the lies as...

Malawi Pastor prays for ‘humble’ Sidik Mia: ‘Like Naaman, May God grant thee thy heart’s desire’

BLANTYRE—Business Magnate who is also opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) influential politician, Sidik Mia, has gotten whatever is the wish of his heart, that is if the prayer offered by Pastor Dyce Chikopa to God is anything to go by. Upon invitation, Mia on Sunday, attended a fundraiser for Malawi Assemblies of God Church in Machinjiri’s Area 10 in the commercial city...

Why fearless Abida Mia joined demo yesterday: Malawi day of rage

BLANTYRE (Malawian Watchdog)— Abida Mia, Wife to MCP veteran politician and business Magnate, Sidik Mia, surprised Malawians when she joined fellow citizens in demonstrating against President Peter Mutharika’s bad governance yesterday. But why did she join the demonstrators. In an interview, Mrs Mia said had no intention to join the demonstrators but was upset because of events on the eve of...

MCP dispatches delegation to welcome former Malawi leader Joyce Banda

CHILEKA, BLANTYRE (Malawian Watchdog)—In a rare show of respect for Malawi’s former head of state Joyce Banda, opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has dispatched a delegation to welcome the president as she returns from her long private trip abroad. The Malawi former leader who is also president of opposition Peoples Party (PP) went abroad for private engagements few weeks after...

Malawi Muslim Community condemns ruling DPP for attacking their faith   

OPEN LETTER TO THE DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY, MALAWIDATE: 25/04/2018 RE: CONDEMNATION OF CALLOUS REMARKS BY MR JULIUS PAIPI, DPP EASTERN REGIONAL GOVERNOR ON MALAWI MUSLIMS. On behalf of Malawian Muslims, and in my capacity as Secretary General of the Malawi Muslim Community in the United Kingdom, I would like to condemn the egregious and callous remarks propounded by Mr Julius Paipi,...

The Insider

“We have far much more fear from within than from without,” a statement I recall having read from a certain religious book. True to itself, sometimes you are your own threat and your own enemy. “As man thinks, so is he.” The power of the brain has been underestimated and under graded. Yet, we are what we think.  Daniel...

Kuimba 11; Ma Blacks’ Face To Face With History, Reality & Destiny

They are back! But unfortunately, this time around it really feels like they left. If there is a music band that has to deal with the pressure to deliver, it is the Black Missionaries. The Chileka, Blantyre based reggae music outfit has been out equaling its longest time between albums. The last work, Kuimba 10, came out three years ago....

Malawi beasts of prey Ben Phiri, Goodal Gondwe aids MK3.1 billion “Mulli-Gate”

LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—While Malawians are still waiting for convincing explanations and are yet to recover from the MK4.0 billion saga, government, on instructions of the president, in the week beginning April 9, 2018 settled in full a K3.1 billion claim by Mulli Brothers for "losses" in the July 20 aftermath. This was done secretly and the discussions happened in...

‘Time for the Youths is Now,’ Abida Mia tells Chanco Students

Abida Mia, wife to MCP aspiring Vice President Sidik Mia, has advised the youths to exercise their right and play an active role in the affairs of this country. Mrs Mia was speaking at Chancellor College during a farewell party the wing organised for the outgoing final year students. The event which followed a leadership seminar, was a beehive of...