Wow, Happy Birthday Mr. President: “You Are Truly Different”

Wow, Happy Birthday Mr. President: “You Are Truly Different”

BY FOCUS MAGANGA When president Peter Mutharika was delivering his State of National Address (SONA) June last month, parliamentarians from the opposition benches used the opportunity to hurl insults, and to ridicule and excruciate him and his presidency, which they continue to describe as illegitimate. They sang songs mocking him personally, and his position, with […]

On Matters Scholarly Legal: Opinion On Legal Redress During Demonstrations

On Matters Scholarly Legal: Opinion On Legal Redress During Demonstrations

BY FOCUS MAGANGA Today I chauffered to Chileka Airport my very close colleague in the academia, counsel Richard Mlambe who was heading to Nairobi to present a paper at a conference. While we engaged our grey matter in an intellectual intercourse on matters scholarly, discussing usual academic motifs like the significance of research, conference papers, […]

The Art Of Compromise

The Art Of Compromise

BY LYSON SIBANDE “You mustn’t compromise your principles, but you mustn’t humiliate the opposition. No one is more dangerous than one who is humiliated.” – Nelson Mandela During the last Sunday’s rally, Honorable Kondwani Nankhumwa declared his interest and willingness to sit down and talk with Opposition parties on behalf of Mutharika’s administration. I don’t […]

The Yin and Yang of The Presidency

The Yin and Yang of The Presidency

By Mdyomba Che Ambute The Chinese concept of Yin-Yang is a brilliant metaphor that beautifully illustrates a balanced, integrated approach to leadership. Yin-Yang describes seemingly opposite forces which are actually complementary and interdependent. Yin-Yang brings to mind simple contrasts such as dark and light, male and female, logic and emotion. But Yin-Yang is much more […]

Do Thorough Research Before Interviewing Seodi White

Do Thorough Research Before Interviewing Seodi White

My advice to journalists that interview high profile figures is to research on them first and come up with appropriate questions and approach. Be like Zainab Badawi. She did some research on Chilima and put him on the spot in a classic way. Brian Banda failed himself yesterday by pitching his interview at social media […]

‘Hon Nankhumwa, The Prince Of Peace’

‘Hon Nankhumwa, The Prince Of Peace’

BY FOCUS MAGANGA Today, my main man, Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa took time to connect with people who gathered at Nyambadwe Primary School in the language of their tongue. Today, at Nyambadwe Primary School, the man, Hon Nankhumwa, took time to deliver a strong sermon of love, unity and leadership. Importantly, the man Nankhumwa demonstrated he […]

DEMONSTRATIONS WITHIN A CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK-Ministerial Statement By Justice Minister Bright Msaka Delivery To National Assembly, July 12

DEMONSTRATIONS WITHIN A CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK-Ministerial Statement By Justice Minister Bright Msaka Delivery To National Assembly, July 12

Madam Speaker and Honorable Members of the August House, In my capacity as Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, I have found it necessary to address the House, and through it, the entire nation regarding the recent demonstrations by some NGOs, some political parties, and certain individuals. My presentation has been necessitated by the evident […]

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