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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...

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...

Pres. Chakwera ‘charlatan and pathological lier’ says Prof. Danwood Chirwa

As Rev Dr Lazarus Chakwera and his sycophants salivate in preparation to feast on a fat pound of flesh of the Malawian taxpayer tomorrow, my friends and I hereby announce to all and sundry a full day of mourning from midnight today to midnight tomorrow. Please hit the like button if you would like to join us, virtually of...

Malawians trash Nyasa Times for attacking MCP political gladiator Gerald Kazembe

  By Bright Thom Chideya Malawians on the social media have angrily censured Nyasa Times for a failed attempt to tarnish the image of the rising politician in the Malawi Congress Party, Gerald Kazembe.   The Mangochi-Monkey Bay based politician Kazembe is at the center of the MCP renaissance in the eastern region and is much loved in the party and more importantly...

Malawi Pres. Lazarus Chakwera thunderously welcomed in Mangochi

Is the political pendulum really shifting in the Eastern region? Well, only time will tell, but if the thunderous welcome the people of Mangochi accorded President Lazarus Chakwera is anything to go by, then well, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), a political strategist has argued, appear to be striking the right chords.  Without much prior publicity, the Malawi leader, who...

Talking Blues: One step forward, two steps backwards

“Success is brought by continued labour and continued watchfulness. We must struggle on, not for one moment hesitate, nor take one backward step.” - William Jennings Bryan US Secretary of State 1860 - 1925. The phrase “one step forward, two steps backwards” originates from an anecdote about a frog trying to scale a water well. The frog keeps trying to...