Malawi OP-ED 

Talking Blues: Malawi’s finest hour indeed

By Mapwiya Muulupale I beg to move that “considering the various challenges encountered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the prosecution of cases, this House resolves that a Private Member’s Bill be drafted to amend the Corrupt Practices Act to strengthen and enhance the independence of the ACB in the prosecution of cases.” – Hon AC Songwe, MP Likoma Islands This… Read More
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
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
Southern Africa 

Cyclone Ana: RECAPO rises above the storm to power up clients in Southern Africa

Malawi is one of five southern African countries that recently bore the brunt of the Indian Ocean tropical storm Ana when it made landfall on January 24th, 2022 leaving a trail of destruction in its wake for entire communities in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Storm Ana was also responsible for massive infrastructure damage as well as power outages and… Read More
Africa Ghana Malawi World 

Thousands of expired Covid vaccines to be destroyed in Africa

– – Several African countries are set to destroy Covid-19 vaccines currently in circular as they have expired this week. The vaccines were donated to these countries under the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) with the support of the African Union. Malawian health officials have signaled they will destroy over 16,000 of the expired coronavirus vaccines. 102,000 doses of… 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
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi declares state of disaster after two ministers died of Covid-19

– – Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of disaster in the country following the death of two cabinet ministers from Covid-19. Malawi’s transport minister Sidik Mia is the second cabinet minister to have died from Covid-19 following the death of Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama also from a Covid-19 infection. The two government appointees succumbed to the… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi’s local government minister dies after Covid-19 infection

– – Malawi’s Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama has died after getting Covid-19, according to government officials. Government officials have confirmed the death of Belekanyama who was diagnosed with Covid-19 two weeks ago. Local news outlet Nation Online reported that “Min. of Information Gospel Kazako has confirmed the death of Belekanyama saying the country has lost a true patriot, hardworker,… Read More
Africa Business Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi’s President backtracks on creating one million jobs

– – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has just spent 100 days in power but appears unwilling to fulfill one of his key promises he made to citizens. While campaigning for the presidency he promised to create one million jobs and put the youth to work. But President Chakwera is now backtracking on that promise saying the government can only employ… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Angry Malawian lawmakers reject condom donation

– – Lawmakers in Malawi have rejected more than 200,000 condoms donated to them by the Aids Health Foundation. The Members of Parliament are angry about a media publication that said that parliament dispenses about 10,000 condoms every month. The media report further noted that the Malawian legislature sometimes “runs out of stock” of condoms placed in toilets within the… Read More