Excellent Debate, But…

Excellent Debate, But…

Today’s debate included two of the hottest contenders for the 2019 presidential race. Though UDF has a well-defined political base and party structures, its presidential hopeful, Atupele Muluzi, is manifestly in close romance with the fact that both MCP and UTM are, by far, sailing closer to the paradise of power than himself. And so […]

Mwenefumbo Doesn’t Deserve To Be Anywhere Near The Presidency…He Is A Coward, Selfish And Naive

Mwenefumbo Doesn’t Deserve To Be Anywhere Near The Presidency…He Is A Coward, Selfish And Naive

BY PATSENI MAUKA Asked to explain UDF’s position on the Lake Malawi dispute with Tanzania, UDF Presidential running mate Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo presented his personal position and said his ‘people’ (meaning his village kinsmen) would suffer a lot in any war with Tanzania. Therefore despite that treaty history shows the disputed part of the lake […]

What Does Chakwera Know About Albino Killings?

What Does Chakwera Know About Albino Killings?

Suddenly, albino killings erupt in Malawi. Charles Kajoloweka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo rush to blame Peter Mutharika on Facebook even  before investigations reveal what happened. Lazarus Chakwera tells Malawians that he knows “a syndicate” that is involved in killing persons with albinism and selling their parts. His tone was to implicate President Peter Mutharika. […]

Dear Faustace Chirwa…

Dear Faustace Chirwa…

BY JACK BANDA If I say that I have hope for Malawi, I say it because of people like Faustace Chirwa. This is what she said: “…I don’t subscribe to the decision to work with MCP and it’s leadership…” Faustace Chirwa Any person who truly loves Malawi and knows the history of our country cannot […]

The Myth Of Servant Leadership

The Myth Of Servant Leadership

BY FOCUS MAGANGA Malawi politicians think only themselves and their colonies have grey matter in their cerebrum, and that the rest of us are cabbages who reason through phalanges. They take us for fools. And that’s why whenever they have a political rally, they erect for themselves well covered platform, sit on very opulent chairs, […]

…When Joyce Banda Is The Cuckoo And MCP The Crow…

…When Joyce Banda Is The Cuckoo And MCP The Crow…

BY SOVIE PILILA KABUNGWE Cuckoos (a species of birds) often lay their eggs in other bird’s nests, mostly crows. The cuckoo chicks then compete for food with the host’s own babies mostly with catastrophic results such as death of the host’s chicks. In this parasitic relationship, one species benefits in some way while another is […]

A Memory Of ‘Candle Burning In The Storm’ 

A Memory Of ‘Candle Burning In The Storm’ 

In 2007, Bright Molande, then a lecturer in Literature at Chancellor College, wrote a very prophetic article about the 2009 elections. In the afternoon of the day that the article ‘Candle burning in the storm’ was published, ardent readers, run to the streets searching for the newspaper vendors. This was after they got the news […]

My Take On Runningmates Debate

My Take On Runningmates Debate

In the last night’s presidential runningmates debate, Sidik Mia mostly rode on his authoritative and commanding voice to meticulously stamp sureness he is the man deserving to be the second in command. He started the very first question on a low note, not clearly stating his standpoint. But still, through what I believe to be […]