Malawi must provide equitable access to education for children with disabilities

by Janet Zeenat Karim It is no longer enough to have content knowledge or the love for teaching. (Parker J. Palmer “The Courage to Teach.” 2007) SIXTY-TWO years ago, my brother Robert was first removed by the education system due to his severe multiple disabilities. As my father was serving a one-year detention sentence in Khami Rhodesia, my mom was… Read More

Malawi Opposition Parties’ Union Imperative

By Tom Likambale An Afrobarometer poll published on August 30th 2022 indicates a serious erosion in support for the MCP-led Tonse Alliance government of President Lazarus Chakwera since its election in 2020. Among other things the poll found that 65% of Malawians thought the government’s performance to be worse than that of the previous DPP government of Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika. The… Read More

Malawi’s Public debt level worries All African Conference of Churches

All African Conference of Churches (AACC) Economic Justice and Accountability Ambassador in Malawi, Reverend Baxton Maulidi has expressed sadness over the levels of the country’s public debt. Rev Maulidi was reacting to the recent report shared by the Minister of Finance Sostin Gwengwe that Malawi’s public debt as of May 2022 stood at 6.3 Trillion MWK from 5.7 trillion the… Read More

Shire River flood risk management project sets a benchmark in Malawi

3 October 2022: The implementation of locally relevant solutions and a national guideline for community-based flood risk management (FRM), aimed at communities and NGOs in the Lower Shire Valley in Malawi, is one of the first of its kind to be developed globally, as acknowledged by the Water ChangeMaker Awards. Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari undertook the… Read More
Business Malawi 

Coke bottler commences operations in Malawi

BLANTYRE, MALAWI, 5 September 2022 – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, commenced operations in Malawi on 29 August 2022. This follows the closing of the transaction with Castel (Southern Bottlers Limited, or SOBO) to acquire Castel’s soft drinks business through CCBA’s local subsidiary Coca-Cola Beverages Limited (CCBL). Jacques Vermeulen, CCBA CEO said, “We see a… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi: Of leadership and this and that

By Mapwiya Muulupale “If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the questions, and only five minutes finding the answers,” – Albert Einstein Before I delve into our discourse for this week, I want to reiterate that any assertion implying one can prosper in a country where the government is flying headless… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi Women in politics – to dance or not to dance, that is the question!

By Janet Karim 1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:…..4a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, –– Ecclesiastics 3:1, 4 In the past, both in writing, speech, and recently on social media platforms, the traditional practice of women dancing for the… Read More
Health Advice Malawi 

AIDS response in Malawi: Gains made but there is room for improvement

On Wednesday, July 27, UNAIDS launched the In Danger—UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022 at Montreal as part of many events marking the AIDS 2022 Conference. The report revealed that progress in prevention and treatment is faltering worldwide, putting millions of people in grave danger. Eastern Europe and central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa have all seen… Read More
Malawi Opinions 

Malawi: A corrupt judiciary, every citizen‘s nightmare

By Mapwiya Muulupale “I am a bit confused by your article. The Chief Justice (CJ) has the power to act on his officers. If CJ has solid evidence, why is he not initiating suspension/ interdiction of the judge alleged to have taken part in the attempted bribery? Assuming the CJ has no solid evidence, why should the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)… Read More

Malawians are fighting the wrong wars, the real enemy is a colony hunter

By Janet Karim If a family divides itself into groups which fight each other, that family will fall apart. – Mark 3:25 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! – Psalm 133:1 After 58 years of independent rule and 56 republican status, Malawi is in full-blown… Read More