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 […]

Child Marriages In Malawi: The Elephant In The Room

Child Marriages In Malawi: The Elephant In The Room

By Arkangel Tembo, Panos At 21, Malifa Khobwe is already a divorced mother of two having endured a six -year abusive marriage. Young expecting mothers at maternity waiting rooms at Tembwe Health Centre in Mchinji district, Central of Malawi. Malifa, from Chimteka village, Traditional Authority Simphasi in Mchinji is now employed as a housemaid at […]

ALBINOS TREATED LIKE COMMODITIES, SOLD LIKE A PACK OF TOMATOES BY HRDC, APAM, AND THE OPPOSITION…a 2 minute read

ALBINOS TREATED LIKE COMMODITIES, SOLD LIKE A PACK OF TOMATOES BY HRDC, APAM, AND THE OPPOSITION…a 2 minute read

Recent developments around the case of albinos have exposed how far greedy organisations are prepared to go to exploit the poor. Especially people with Albinism. While the nation is working on finding solutions, Human Rights Defenders, the opposition see Albinos as a ticket for gains. MCP and UTM see them as ticket to votes, in […]

Mutharika Is Playing True Democratic Politics

Mutharika Is Playing True Democratic Politics

In the past week, MEC completed the task of receiving and reviewing all nomination papers that were submitted by Presidential aspirants in preparation for the May 21 Elections. I congratulate MEC and all candidates that got approved for the coming electoral race. However, in the wake of this exercise, I have been greatly impressed by […]

APM Has To Tighten His Toughness

APM Has To Tighten His Toughness

Well, I like APM. I just do. Of course, APM is democratic, calm and tolerant. All these are strong powerful political virtues that fit perfectly in the ring of democratic dispensation that we are in. However, when not properly delineated and dispatched, these virtues disparage and debase the frame of leadership they exist in. And […]

On APM’s Choice Of Chimulirenji For Runningmate

On APM’s Choice Of Chimulirenji For Runningmate

I got a little too busy towards the end of the week. I was therefore unable to comment on two important submissions of presidential nomination papers at Comesa Hall. The first one was the submission of Atupele Muluzi with Frank Mwenefumbo and second was the mother of all candidates, President Mutharika with Everton Chimulirenji. On […]

“There Are Similarities Between Lazarus Chakwera And Ras Chikomeni Chirwa”

“There Are Similarities Between Lazarus Chakwera And Ras Chikomeni Chirwa”

There are similarities between Lazarus Chakwera and Ras Chikomeni Chirwa. They both come from religious backgrounds. Ras Chikomeni is a devote Rastafarian, complete with dreadlocks. Chakwera is a devote Pentecostal Christian and Pastor, complete with a fake American English accent. Having not miraculously gotten rich from ‘religious activities’ like prophets of today, these two are […]

The Blue Camp Sends a Strong Message

The Blue Camp Sends a Strong Message

F To send the message, ‘ana achepa’, DPP brought in one place flamboyance, fragrance and finasse. As the DPP presidential candidate in 2019 tripartite elections, Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, was submitting his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission, he did not come alone. He came to send a strong message. He came with a purpose. […]

The Road We Have Traveled

The Road We Have Traveled

How do we understand President Arthur Peter Mutharika and his time in office? Do we look at the day’s headlines or do we remember what he has done and what we as a country went through? Not since the days of democracy has so much fallen on the shoulders of one President. And when he […]

Is It The Re-emergence Of The Yellow Empire?

Is It The Re-emergence Of The Yellow Empire?

UDF presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi’s speech at Comesa Hall in Blantyre during submission of nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission presented the spice, juice and honey that was conspicously missing in Joyce Banda’s speech. While JB’s speech lacked substance to explain both the implication and significance of her unceremonius self-exposed exile after 2014 tripartite elections […]