Malawi Economy – Stronger Performance under DPP

By Harold MacBrey Over the past four years, the government of President Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) has made great strides in improving the economic status of the country, manifested through macro-economic stability, inflation reduction and a rebound in economic growth which reached 4 per cent in 2017 and is projected to exceed 5 per cent. Recognising this recovery, in April 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new Extended Credit Facility for three years. This is a strong…

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It’s over for Mia

By Mike J. Kangwele The prospect of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ‘financier’, Sidik Mia, of becoming Malawi Vice President in 2019 are as good as over. Published reports indicate that MCP President Lazarus Chakwera has been having secret talks with Saulos Chilima’s UTM and Peoples Party (PP) of former Malawi President Joyce Banda. These talks, confirmed by MCP’s publicity secretary, Maurice Munthali, aim at forging a formidable electoral alliance that could dislodge President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2019 Tripartite Elections….

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UTM,MCP Modern Thomas Didymus

It is no longer a secret that Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will win with a landslide victory in the forth coming 2019 Tripartite Elections, take it or leave it but mark my words. For starters, in a space of three years (2016-2019) research and survey specialists have predicted victories for Mighty DPP and law professor President Mutharika but still we have some few Thomas Didymus. The trending survey which has confused and surprised Mighty DPP’s opponents by the…

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APM WINS 2019 ELECTIONS – IPOR REPORT REVEALS!

By: Harold Macbrey A political survey report reveals that the DPP will win the 2019 elections. “In terms of voting intentions, in the presidential, parliamentary and local government races, the ruling DPP was ahead in the national vote, followed very closely by the MCP”, the report concludes. IPOR (Institute of Public Opinion & Research) finalised this research by August this year. The research report is titled “POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT TOWARDS THE 2019 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS IN MALAWI”. In the report, IPOR…

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Chilima’s UTM Posed For ‘Landslide’ Loss

A recent survey by the Institute of Public Opinion & Research (IPOR) reveals that Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM) will lose with a landslide in the forth coming 2019 Tripartite Elections. The survey also indicated that  governing Mighty  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with President Peter Mutharika will narrowly win Malawi’s 2019 elections against the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP). The research report  which is titled “Political Environment Towards The 2019 Tripartite Elections In Malawi”,…

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Mia’s Handouts Rapes 50:50 Campaign

Over the years stakeholders have been advocating for 50:50 campaign aimed at wooing people to ensure equal representation of men and women in elected political leadership positions. But the campaign is still facing opposition from some quarters including party leaders who are expected to champion intra-party democracy. Currently, in Dedza District, women occupy 12.5 percent of political leadership positions against 87.5 percent for men. As the race for parliamentary and ward councillor seats in the forthcoming May, 2019 elections…

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Warning to MCP,UTM

Last week, I travelled to the remotest areas of Malawi. I need to define remote. The term remote does not necessarily denote depraved. Take Emfeni or Hoho, for example, in Mzimba about 150 kilometres (km) and 190 km, respectively, from Lilongwe. They are rural areas—by all standards. They are several kilometres away from what is conventionally regarded as urban (town, municipality or city) where residents enjoy public amenities and pay city rates. But Hoho, for example, has electricity, thanks…

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Washington University Honours President Mutharika

The American Washington University in St. Louis will confer Malawi’s President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika with Doctor of Humane Letters on Sunday, 30 September 2018. Doctor of Human Letters is conferred upon an individual in recognition of their impact to the welfare of the global humanity. Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Communication Dr Bright Molande said Mutharika will be honoured on Sunday. “This recognition of distinction and excellence joins the long list of honours our President …

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Madame Mutharika Calls for Inclusiveness in Peace Building Processes

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need to promote gender equality and women empowerment in peace building processes in order to ensure meaningful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Madame Mutharika made the call, which is in line with SDG number five and number 16, in Lilongwe on Thursday during commemoration of the International Day of Peace. SDG number five and 16 calls for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and…

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Malawian Woman Stuck in Sexless Marriage For Seven Years

I am Malawian lady based in Zambia. I am in a huge dilemma. I am into my second marriage. The first one ended after 10 years in 2012. There was no passion in our marriage, even though, it was, in no small measure, caused by my current husband. My current husband (then my secret lover) swept me off my feet with his passion when we met in 2011. He lavished me with gifts and took me to places I…

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