Malawi OP-ED 

Time to accept the truth that Malawi is a Constitutional democracy

Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go—both are hateful to the Lord. Only someone with no sense would promise to be responsible for someone else’s debts. —  Proverbs 17:15,18 If media reports and rumors are verifiable, someone needs to tell the Director of ACB Martha Chizuma that in a democracy it is not only okay but the right thing… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

OPINION FROM BANTU SAUNDERS JUMAH : Malawi  Vice President Saulos Chilima should be arrested immediately

Trying to use the Biblical principle of the most powerful Samson of uprooting and destroying all beacons and foundations of the Temple in an attempt to kill anyone and everyone inside the Temple is the philosophy Vice President is using to destroy all Tonse government alliance partners. For two solid years Vice President and his boss did their best to… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Why Malawi’s president stripped his deputy of powers

– – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has stripped his Vice-President Saulos Chilima of all his delegated powers. The decision was taken by the President after Chilima was named in a $150m corruption scandal involving government contracts. According to a report by the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the vice president and other 52 current and former officials had received money from… Read More
Malawi 

Talking Blues: Of monkeys, Malawi leaders, rubble and a ‘British Suspect’

By Mapwiya Muulupale “I am just as frustrated as you are to hear that the British suspect recently visited Malawi and none of the agencies actively investigating him here noticed, thus missing a golden opportunity to make progress on the matter,” President Chakwera, 31 May 2022 In an experiment, five monkeys were placed in a cage. A ladder with some… Read More
Malawi 

Talking Blues: MCP and DPP, lead us not into temptation!

By Mapwiya Muulupale “You climbed up, approached Caesar’s chair … and offered him a crown. …Where did you get the crown? You didn’t just find it lying there; you brought it from home, a premeditated and carefully planned crime!” – Cicero For better or worse, the race to the 2025 Presidential Elections has started, and under different circumstances… Read More
Malawi 

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
Africa 

Talking Blues: Notwithstanding lynching by Malawi President Chakwera, Ms Chizuma marches on!

By Mapwiya Muulupale “But it also means admitting that corruption is so deep in our country that many of us may have benefitted from its proceeds without even knowing it,” President Lazarus Chakwera, 24 January 2022. Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas, in their September 2002 Harvard Business Review article titled “Crucibles of Leadership,” define a crucible as a transformative… Read More
Malawi OP-ED Opinions 

Malawi: A Corrupt Judiciary, A Nonethical ACB Boss, and The Rotten Chakwera Administration – All Exposed in A Leaked Tape

By Cedrick Ngalande Recently, a deeply disturbing tape was leaked on WhatsApp. In the tape, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Chief Martha Chizuma talks freely with an unknown caller about the affairs of Malawi government and the status of pending high profile corruption cases in Malawi. On the tape, Chizuma claims that the British have told her that the success of… Read More
Malawi Opinions 

Talking Blues: Is President Lazarus Chakwera still with us and for us?

By Mapwiya Muulupale Nothing for us without us is the charismatic maxim with which President Lazarus Chakwera dazzled the political scene after quitting his clerical frock. Today, that era feels like another lifetime. Nothing for us without us has since, like a virus, mutated. During campaign time, it metamorphosed into the Chakwera Super Hi-5. Once voted into power, it has… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi’s president sacks Covid taskforce boss amid graft claims

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has sacked the co-chair of the government’s taskforce overseeing the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. The co-chair of the taskforce, John Phuka is accused of misusing $7.7m (6 billion Malawi Kwacha). A report by the country’s ombudsman in November last year said there was lack of transparency and accountability in the implementation of the country’s Covid-19 preparedness… Read More