When The Right To Demonstrate Is Supreme, The Economy Will Suffer

When The Right To Demonstrate Is Supreme, The Economy Will Suffer

By Akwete Aaron SANDE Former newspaper publisher and veteran journalist AKWETE SANDE is one of the media freedom fighters to emerge in the post one-party era in 1993.  Sande has witnessed many mass demonstrations aiming to press for political change. Some of the demos—he argues—achieved their purpose, but many others ended tragically. In the wake […]

Dialogue Is A Solution, But With Who?

Dialogue Is A Solution, But With Who?

BY FOCUS MAGANGA The real political power and influence in Malawi is oligopolistic, and lies in the hands of three gentlemen. Well, none of the three gentlemen are members of HRDC. The three gentlemen are Peter Mutharika, Saulosi Kraus Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera. Each one of these three gentlemen possesses a following in millions. In […]

No Permission Granted For Demonstrations

No Permission Granted For Demonstrations

PRESS RELEASE (For immediate release, 5th August 2019) Government would like to inform the general public that no City, District or Town Assembly or Council has granted permission to the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to conduct demonstrations on Tuesday, 6th August 2019 and Wednesday, 7th August 2019 as intended by the organisers. Further, Government […]

Kupeza! Kupeza! CSO’s For Sale

Kupeza! Kupeza! CSO’s For Sale

Tuesday (30th July, 2019) morning, as I was scrolling down my newsfeed on Facebook I stumbled upon a news item that really got my attention – an article by the Nyasatimes titled “Malawi VP Chimulirenji accuses CSOs of serving politicians abandoning ordinary people”. The article described how Malawi’s Vice President, Right Honorable Everton Chimulirenji, on […]

Bishop Bvumbwe Defends Malawi’s Interfaith Forum Formation…Disputes Claims Being Aligned To Govt

Bishop Bvumbwe Defends Malawi’s Interfaith Forum Formation…Disputes Claims Being Aligned To Govt

The country renowned Right Reverend Dr. Joseph Paul Bvumbwe on Thursday defended formulation of Interfaith Forum for Peace, Justice and Dialogue saying  that its primary objective is to be gate keepers of coexistence against foreign cultures and influences attack on Malawi’s peace. Reverend Dr Bvumbwe who is the forum’s chairperson told Malawi Voice in an […]

Tackling Poverty through Tailoring

Tackling Poverty through Tailoring

PRISCILLA MLENGA – CONTRIBUTOREmaurine Chiumia is a single parent and a guardian of her two grandchildren. Her family lives in densely populated community of Zolozolo west in Mzuzu where poverty has been mercilessly biting vulnerable women and children Divorced 14 years ago, Emaurine has been living in abject poverty until SOS Village through Family Strengthening […]

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