OPENING OF PARLIAMENT AND ATTENDING THE ASIA-AFRICA CONFENCE IN TANZANIA IS...

We never believed that His Excellency Dr Bingu is a dictator. I thought it was just propaganda. Only last week his brother was...

LEADERSHIP IN MALAWI

Malawi has had three different presidents and therefore has been exposed to three types of political leadership styles in a period of about forty years. Just as people have different facial appearances, the three leadership styles are also bound to be different. It is like saying the same game but different rules for instance founding President Dr Banda came to fight colonial rule. The groundwork involved bloodshed.

Malawi Economic and Social Development: Government Cannot Do it All by...

In some circumstances we should be careful and not be caught out to be hypocrites when we are quick to criticise and pile...

DEMOCRACY IN A TEST TUBE

Is politics a question of different rules, the same game? When answering the National Referendum question of “Yes/No” in 1992, little did...

Malawi’s democracy dips into recession

President Bingu wa Mutharika is displaying signs of increasing authoritarianism in Malawi. Between independence in 1964 and the referendum to end the one...

SECESSION DESERVES DEBATE

The formation of a standalone state in the Northern region on the rationale for unfair distribution of resources, analysts have echoed calls for a...

“OPERATION BWEZANI”: THE ARMY, POLITICAL CHANGE, AND DR. BANDA’S HEGEMONY IN...

By REUBEN CHIRAMBO University of Malawi, Malawi ABSTRACT When the Malawi Army violently disarmed the Malawi Young Pioneers (MYP), a paramilitary wing of the Malawi Congress...

Malawi: Arrests Signal Deteriorating Rights Environment

The Malawi government's recent surge of arrests and threats against critics reflects its broader crackdown on free speech and other basic rights. On...

STATEMENT BY JOYCE BANDA NULLIFYING THE 2014 MALAWI ELECTIONS

GOVERNMENT NOTICE NO. … IN THE MATTER OF THE 2014 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it has come to my attention that there have been several fraudulent and rampant...

SYMPTOMS OF CONFLICTS BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND CHIEFTAINSHIP IN AFRICA

There are many who believe democracy fails to thrive in Africa because of bad influences from traditional leadership. In Africa, a chief is...

Friday 11th March 2011

» PDC Malawi @ Nature's Gift Permaculture – Module 2 Plan Africa Kristof is well versed in the use of...

A TALE OF THREE PRESIDENTS AND CAUTION IN THE SEARCH FOR...

PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was once the darling of the West, hailed as his country’s saviour, a true democrat and a...

Mutharika is not a dictator – Dr. Heatherwick Ntaba

The spokesman for Malawi’s President, Bingu Wa Mutharika, has dismissed as without merit accusations that the leader is becoming autocratic and intolerant of...

Parliament starts, Speaker slaps DPP in the face

The sitting of Parliament started yesterday with a presentation of the state of the Nation address on the Capitol Hill looting by Vice President...

What if donors were nonexistent in Malawi?

With developments emerging from the cash-gate scandal and the attempt by government to treat the crisis as ‘break through’ what would have happened if...

Electoral stakeholder threatens to sue the government over postponed polls in...

by: Lameck Masina Various electoral stakeholders in Malawi have expressed resentment over postponement of the local government elections and have threatened to government to...

JB’s speech: Missed Opportunity

President Joyce Banda's speech in Parliament yesterday should have been an opportunity for her to spell out the basis on which her government would...

PAC TO HOLD FEDERALISM MEETING FROM NOVEMBER 24

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) yesterday released a press statement which states that it will hold a National Stakeholders Forum on Inclusivity and Federalism...