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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...

Political Patronage masquerading as Merit in Tonse Alliance appointments: Sulemani, Kachaje, Kasakula

This post is a lamentation...a call for Malawians not to waste their time applying for government positions. There is no merit whatsoever as they claim in making public appointments. Doing interviews is simply to deceive Malawians to think they are different. There is no difference in the way the DPP guys were doing and how Onse Alliance are doing....

Of hijacking 6 lane road project in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe

I would like to comment on the cutting down of trees in road reserves in Lilongwe City to pave way for the construction of a flagship 6 lane highway and its associated facilities. 1. Lilongwe City has a detailed Urban Structure/Master Plan. The plan clearly shows land use plans, including road reserves. 2. The plan was duly approved by the relevant...

Talking Blues: Mene, mene, tekel, parsin

“Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you that they are friends with - just your money and power.” Auliq-Ice King Belshazzar, so we are told, threw the mother of all parties where fine wine flowed freely, and he and his minions swigged more than their fair glasses. Under the influence, the king decreed that vessels of gold and silver...

Back to stone age as Whatsapp, Facebook down

Malawi mobile operators are sending out sms messages to their customers informing that there is a global outage of Whatsapp and Facebook.  They SMS reads that they are waiting for facebook to resolve the situation. "Dear Customer, there is a global outage for Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram," in part reads a message from Airtel. The few hours Malawians have been without facebook...

Hypocrisy & double standards in Malawian Churches? The Poor v The Rich application of church doctrines

The dust on the death of Hon. Chiwaya refuses to die. While his death has been attributed to security breach, inhumane treatment and lack of negotiation skills on a public officer, the Catholic Church has now come on the limelight. It is against the Catholic doctrine to conduct death mass for a deceased who committed suicide, the Church has just...

Talking Blues: When history repeats itself, someone pays a hefty price

Have you ever received those messages that get forwarded on WhatsApp or Facebook claiming to reveal supposedly shocking coincidences between two historical events? If you’re like me, you probably can’t find the delete button fast enough. But if you are unlike me, you have probably seen the one about the remarkable similarities between the assassinations of US presidents Abraham Lincoln...

How Chiwaya sent suicide note to Clerk of Parliament Whatsapp before shooting himself

Clement Chiwaya before he shot himself, sent a suicide note to the Clerk of parliament through WhatsApp right there in her office. The Clerk read it. Then Chiwaya asked her, " have you read it?" The Clerk said, " Yes" Then, Chiwaya pulls a gun and said, " you know Fiona, if l wanted l would have killed you..." Then...

‘Truth’ behind Clement Chiwaya’s death uncovered: Malawi’s ex-Deputy Speaker

Deceased former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Clement Chiwaya, might have left his version of why he decided to end his life but the world he left behind has encyclopedic evidence of his lifestyle mired in debts and erratic decision making around his finances. First things first, his way of ending his life was in no way considerate of other...

Guns in wrong hands as ex-Deputy Speaker Chiwaya shoots himself dead at Malawi Parliament building

"I would have shot you first and my later myself but I will leave you and let me go' former Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya told the Clerk of Parliament in his office before taking his life right there and then. The former Deputy Speaker, Chiwaya, claims was reduced into a beggar because he was a disabled person with his entitlements...

Talking Blues: Barking up the wrong tree manifested

The day when our aversion for corruption is not motivated by our lack of opportunities to engage in graft is the day we will begin making progress in the war against impunity. Now, don’t applaud me for this statement; it’s not mine. Madam Martha Chizuma tweeted something to this effect the other day. It caught my eye and sure got me...