Bridget Thapwile Soko stripped of Degree after burning  it in frustration for failing to get a job

Malawian young woman has had her academic qualifications revoked after a video, in which she was seen burning her university degree as a show of frustration that she could not find a job, went viral on social media. Privately-run Exploits University to unprecedented action in the capital, Lilongwe, telling Bridget Thapwile Soko that it was disappointed with the video because… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Talking Blues: Déjà vu, we should have seen this coming

By Mapwiya Muulupale The second signal that President Lazarus Chakwera had elected to follow the course of his predecessors came on 17 January 2021. In his second Covid19 national address, he clearly stated that due to the Covid19 pandemic, Malawians should forget all campaign promises. As a reminder, • World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid19 a Public Health Emergency of… Read More
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… Read More
Malawi Opinions 

Talking Blues: Isn’t Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera proving to be all talk and no trouser?

Written by Mapwiya Muulupale Facts being to the mind what food is to the body (Edmund Burke), I will start with facts. Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale’s extraordinary leadership in managing the 23 June 2020 Fresh Presidential Election raised our flag high. To evidence this, the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Electoral Commission Forum… Read More