Lazarus Chakwera Malawi Opinions 

Talking Blues: One step forward, two steps backwards and Extra

By Mapwiya Muulupale “Success is brought by continued labour and continued watchfulness. We must struggle on, not for one moment hesitate, nor take one backward step.” – William Jennings Bryan US Secretary of State 1860 – 1925 The phrase “one step forward, two steps backwards” originates from an anecdote about a frog trying to scale a water well. The frog keeps trying to climb up the wall of the well, but for every two steps it climbs, it falls back by one step, making its progress arduous. With time, the…

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Khumbo Kachale Malawi’s VP Reports Arrests in Malawi ‘Cashgate’ Scandal

Khumbo Kachale Malawi VPBLANTYRE — Malawi’s VP, Khumbo Kachale, has announced that the government is cracking down on corruption in the cabinet in the wake of what has become known as the “Cashgate” scandal, in which more than $10 million has been discovered to be missing from public coffers.

Speaking to parliament on Monday, Vice President Kachale said the investigations conducted so far have found massive looting of public finances dating back to 2006.

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Honor July 20 Heroes, Malawi’s Joyce Banda Urged

Pres Joyce Banda and Hubby Richard Commemorating victims of july 20thBLANTYRE–Family members and civil society leaders have asked Malawi President Joyce Banda to consider compensating dependants of victims of the infamous July 20 anti-government demonstrations and consider making July 20 a national holiday. 
“We, members of the bereaved and victims’ families, would to make a few requests…20th July of every year be commemorated under the theme ‘A Rebirth of Democracy,” said Aubrey Nkosi, spokesman for the families.

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Sixty Somali immigrants drown on Lake Malawi

Lake MalawiLilongwe — Latest shocking news indicates over sixty immigrants from Somalia have drowned on Lake Malawi, Karonga Police have confirmed from its Kaporo Station.

Reports indicate just 35 bodies as having been retrieved and the rest missing. They were ‘floating’ their way secretly on Tuesday into Malawi’s northern lake-shore district of Karonga from neighboring Tanzania. Lately, a number of illegal immigrants, mostly from Ethiopia and Somalia, have been arrested trying to sneak into the country through uncharted routes, suggestively prompting allegations they were trying to use the lake to avoid more arrests.

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Commonwealth Secretary-General has meeting with Bingu WA Mutharika

Bingu Wa MutharikaBLANTYRE–Visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will hold talks with Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika Monday evening, MaraPost can reveal. “Yes, the Secretary General will hold talks with President Mutharika this evening,” Julius Mucunguzi, Commonwealth Assistant Spokesperson for Africa, told MaraPost Monday.

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