Joyce Banda: A dangerous enemy to her fellow women

The ascendancy to the highest office by Joyce Banda provided an opportunity to her to demonstrate that in women are capable and humane leaders...

Is development aid to Malawi anything more than Neo-Colonial Life-Support?

A reflection on the new state of Malawi. President Bingu wa Mutharika (with encouragement from Robert Mugabe) was beginning to develop a policy in...

Will the new government and local councils improve service delivery in...

Local administration and service provision are failing in Malawi. Overall human development indicators have improved in the past couple of decades (e.g. life expectancy and school...

Joyce Banda and the IMF: A dangerous courtship

There is nothing new under the sun. Absolutely nothing. Not even woman presidents. Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba are among the very...

Of leadership jaundice

Sometimes it is good to accept what people say about you. Successful citizens or good leaders always take into account what perceptions people...

Kudos to Late Bingu Wa Mutharika for his vision

On July 20th, 2011 late President Prof Bingu Wa Mutharika addressed a public lecture at the New State House (now Kamuzu Palace) in...

Will Atupele Muluzi be daddy’s good boy?

Atupele Muluzi had no serious contender for the UDF chairmanship. No wonder it was a walkover for him on Tuesday night. But the votes...

Madam President, where is the change you promised?

The last time I checked, one dictionary defined CHANGE as follows: a. To cause to be different b. To give a completely different form or appearance...

On Malawi’s worsening poverty

It does not need a professor of economics to prove that poverty levels are high in Malawi and that it is biting hard...

In Malawi, Beef Is the New Pork – David Boaz

Does giving voters goodies help to get their votes? In Malawi they think so: Malawi’s President Joyce Banda is betting voters in her poor African nation...

Portrait of Arthur Mutharika, Austin Muluzi as political frauds

By Kandani Ngwira I had developed an almost obduracy revulsion of politics in the country owing to the bigotry with which the previous administration...

Good journalism governs forever

By Idriss Ali Nassah It has been nice and quiet of late without the talking head of Hetherwick Ntaba. Of course, the former presidential...

The police can do better

To begin with, I think the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa should be commended for doing a...

Doctor in Economics; A pimple in the heart of humanity

By Greyson Chapita. We now have Dr Joyce Banda, all thanks to the University of Jeonju in the Republic of Korea for awarding our leader...

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: THE NEW BATMOBILE REVEALED

Zack Snyder, the director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has posted a new picture of the Batmobile online. It reveals multiple guns...

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NEED TO BE BALANCED AND OBJECTIVE

WHAT I READ Two million in Malawi still food insecure: FAO Source: United Nations Radio (http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2013/03/two-million-in-malawi-still-food-insecure-fao/ ) While Malawi has made progress by becoming self-sufficient in maize and even...

Malawi bankrupt of leadership

Of late, interesting voices have been telling us much of what is wrong about our country's leadership. The vibes make excellent reading. Henry Kachaje,...

UDF: What does Jumbe want?

For the first time in a while, after nearly being relegated to the dustbin of history, UDF decided to be taken seriously this...