Talking Blues: Easter Reflection – Can our Lazarus rise with the risen Lord?

By Mapwiya Muulupale “We in the opposition have previously and tirelessly raised such issues of nauseating corruption by President Peter Mutharika’s administration. He needs to resign and call for early elections.” Pres Lazarus Chakwera in July 2018, serving as Leader of Opposition The jury is out. The verdict is crystal-clear. And it is as unambiguous as can be. The corruption… Read More
East Africa Malawi 

Malawians must rebel and abstain in any subsequent election Emancipation from politics

According to the Central Intelligence Agency, in 2013 77 percent of Malawi’s labor force worked in agriculture and only 4 percent in industry. According to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Index of African Governance 2020, Malawi’s rural sector ranks #33 among 54 nations in Africa down from #29 in 2018, with weak performance in rural market access #34, rural sector support… Read More
Malawi Opinions 

Chakwera is leader without substance, presiding over a yet another corrupt Malawian regime – Professor Danwood M Chirwa

Opinion by Professor Danwood M Chirwa The emerging revelations around NOCMA oil procurement scandal are deeply shocking but not unexpected.  NOCMA’s de facto CEO’s meticulous account and documentation of the interference by political agents in the procurement process brings to light the anatomy of corruption in Malawi. It shows that parastatals are not independent and the invidious position that management… Read More

Court nullifies Malawi president’s suspension of elections

Blantyre, Malawi; May 25(AGV) _ The High Court in Blantyre has set aside President Joyce Banda's proclamation to nullify Tuesday's closely fought elections. "I hereby grant a stay order against the presidential proclamation stopping the elections on the account that she does not have powers under the Constitution to stop the elections," ruled High Court judge Kenyatta Nyirenda in Blantyre Saturday... Read More

Malawi President Joyce Banda demands manual vote recount, alleges ‘massive rigging’

Blantyre, Malawi, May 22 (AGV) _ Malawi President Joyce Banda, facing possible defeat at the polls, Thursday demanded a manual recount of the Tuesday vote "in order to have a free and fair election". Speaking from her official Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda alleged that the election was being rigged. “It has come to my attention that there... Read More

Mutharika picks marketer as running mate as candidates begin presenting nomination ahead of Malawi May polls

Blantyre, Malawi, Feb. 10 (AGV) _ Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in Malawi's May 20 elections Prof. Peter Mutharika has picked marketer Saulos Chilima, as his running mate. Chilima, 41, is the Managing Director of the mobile phone company, Airtel Malawi. "The elections this year I think they will be crucial for the future of this country, it... Read More

Malawi’s Joyce Banda vows to fight corruption even If it means losing the Presidency

BLANTYRE - President Joyce Banda said she’ll fight corruption even if it means losing the May 24th Presidential Elections.   The U.K. government leading the way  and foreign donors such as the IMF have suspended aid that finances about 40 percent of the Malawi’s budget after reports of rampant corruption and abuse of public funds.   Read More