Does Malawi need civil society organisations? – A tale of Malawi

Usually civil society refers to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations that people belong to for social and political reasons. Examples of civil society organisations...

Malawi students stranded in Nairobi – Education Woes

It is very promising to see the Malawi government making efforts to have the school curriculum science-based. The intentions are quite encouraging, but the...

Who is Seodi?

Let it be put on record that one Seodi Waiti despite claiming to be an activist watched and said nothing when the previous regime...

Aging, Sex & HIV Infection in Rural Malawi

A review of Older Adults’ Experiences of Aging, Sex, and HIV Infection in Rural Malawi,by Emily Freeman. Emily Freeman’s dissertation provides an innovative and sensitive exploration...

The West made Bingu look like a dictator,JB watchout

“Most of what the African leader does is dictated by what the West wants and thinks. Then the African follows or pretends to cry...

Z ALLAN NTATA: THE PRIME MINISTER AND A SECRET APPOINTMENT AT...

It was always predictable that in a battle of wills between a puppet and his puppet master, the puppet master would come...

DESTROYED FROM WITHIN: THE SHAMEFUL SELF-ENRICHMENT LEGACY OF AFRICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP...

Centuries ago, corrupt African leaders and Western traders made an unwitting yet deliberate business pact. A few Africans made fortunes; Western interests found cheap...

On Party Strongholds

There has been some debate on this forum in relation to political party strongholds in Malawi. People have argued that region A is the...

Z ALLAN NTATA:THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

The seven cabinet ministers who demanded an audience with the President the other day need to be highly commended. These seven brave men went...

Democracy won on Thursday, January 17

The fact that Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) successfully led demonstrators on the streets of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu against rising cost of goods...

Time for hard choices

ON account of the grim economic and political experiences that the nation has had to go through in the past three years that...

Z ALLAN NTATA: THE GOVERNANCE SIDE OF THE MSB SALE

It is easy to celebrate. After all, who doesn’t like a good party? I have observed, however, that parties are often a distraction, something...

Z ALLAN NTATA: DEMOLISHING THE VICE PRESIDENT

Your Excellency, It is said that when the truth finally dawned upon him regarding the Bay of Pigs debacle, John F Kennedy asked himself time...

Leveling the electoral playing field

Let us start with the time-worn cliché that suggests that in life there are only two things that are certain: death and taxes. I want...

Z ALLAN NTATA: EVALUATING DPP's LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE CREDENTIALS

A growing majority of DPP members and Malawians in general are expressing concern about the future of Malawi under the rule of a...

Malawi @50: Anything to celebrate?

On 6th July 2014, Malawi clocks fifty years since the attainment of independence from her former colonial master, Britain. As is the case in...

Malawi Election Analysis: A New Trouble-spot?

On May 20th 2014 the Small landlocked Nation of Malawi went to the Polls to determine the leadership for the Country over the next...

Lack of Social Protection for Women in Informal Employment: Would the...

Substantial allocations of the national budgets are being invested annually in social protection policies and programme to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability...