Malawi OP-ED 

Sadness about the Sad Story of Malawi: A response to the Pastoral Letter 2024

By Janet Karim You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defiled. — 1 Samuel 17:45 Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde The reactions to the Pastoral Lenten Letter by the Catholic… Read More
Business Leaders 

Africa dominates list of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024 – AfDB

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 18, 2024/ — Report forecasts stronger growth for Africa in 2024, outpacing projected global average; Continent is second-fastest-growing region after Asia. Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi: Should parliamentarians be adding more woes to the country?

By Janet Karim 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”—1 Samuel 8:4-5 In a year that Malawi is reeling, whirling from a variety of home- and foreign-grown  calamities, the… Read More

To prevent total collapse, Malawians, Africans must always look at the big picture

By Janet Karim 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of… Read More

Embracing Invincible Defense Technology for Lasting Peace

By Dr. David Leffler In the midst of the devastating toll of the Israel/Gaza war, NPR journalist Carrie Kahn recently posed a poignant question to Israeli military officer Major Doron Spielman, reflecting the collective yearning for an alternative to escalating cycles of violence. Spielman’s response, “If anyone has a better idea, I think we would love to hear it,” echoes… Read More
Nigeria News and Headlines OP-ED 

Critical Thinking and Active Learning in Schools

By Leo Igwe In September, the education commission of the catholic archdiocese of Owerri organized a back-to-school seminar and workshop for teachers. Over one thousand teachers attended the event. They invited me to facilitate one of the workshops. This back-to-school program was an event to mark the beginning of the 2023/24 academic year. The theme was: Developing Effective Teaching and… Read More

Doesn’t the Catholic Church need some serious laundry?

By Pius Nyondo That, right now, the Catholic Church is being spanked by its own, is not far-fetched. Thanks, of course, to the Vatican and Pope Francis’ approved novel decree that gives a go ahead for priests to bless same sex-sex couples “as long as the blessing is not connected to the ceremony of a same-sex union.” Now, the Catholic Church… Read More