Lifestyle OP-ED 

Talking Blues: Who are we not to free Barabas and crucify Jesus?

By Mapwiya Muulupale Everyone has formed their own opinion on the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report on the arrest of Ms Martha Chizuma, the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), on Tuesday, 6 December 2022. I don’t have an opinion as yet, just many unanswered questions. Central in the saga is Dr Stephen Kayuni. If the submissions made by… Read More
OP-ED 

Where is separation of power of the branches  in Malawi as the Judiciary arrests a serving Vice President

ATLANTA (Maravipost) The Malawi Vice President was today seized by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  in the capital Lilongwe where he is to be formerly charged and also apply for bail. Puzzling even though I am not a lawyer is the language below from our Constitution. Is the Vice President not get the same respect as his boss the ruling President. 91.… Read More
Africa OP-ED 

Why turn international sporting events into political, and cultural showdowns and fiascos?

“When I am here (in Milan) I do not fast on Saturday, when in Rome I do fast on Saturday.” That reply is said to have brought about the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” – Saint Ambrose, 1530 What would happen if an African king brought his seven wives to a meeting in any one of… Read More
OP-ED Opinions 

Talking Blues: If you want to test a man’s character…

By Mapwiya Muulupale “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Robert G. Ingersoll Speaking to BBC News Pidgin in the twilight of her era as the first lady, Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, insinuated that her husband has failed Nigerians. “People expected so much from us.… Read More
OP-ED Opinions 

Talking Blues: Mr President, why are you tempting fate?

By Mapwiya Muulupale Thanks to Mr C.Y. Maweru, a principal secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, I have shelved an already completed discourse on expenditures incurred by our delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and matters ancillary to that. This Mr Maweru, intending to put to rest a widely spreading story that President Lazarus Chakwera’s administration lost us… Read More
OP-ED Opinions 

Wear pink, hail fallen & survivors, support breast cancer research 

By Janet Karim 20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. – Matthew 9:20-22  If you… Read More
Lifestyle OP-ED 

Talking Blues: One rotten apple spoils the entire barrel

By Mapwiya Muulupale To set the context, I must bore you with some extracts from our Constitution. Sections 116 to 118 of the Constitution establish, outline the composition, and spell out the powers of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). in brief, the JSC exists to regulate judicial officers. It consists of the Chief Justice (Chairman); Chairman of the Civil Service… 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
Lifestyle OP-ED 

Are civil societies and human rights agencies helping the EU sexualize ACP youth?

By Janet Karim 6 ‘If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung round their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but… Read More