A TRIBUTE TO ALIAS ALUFEYO IZEKI JOHN NYANGA – By Bob Khalifa
Izeki No More: Tributes Flood In

The way sugar-coated tributes are flowing all over, in respect of the fallen artist, John Nyanga, you would think he died a happy man. My very last visit to Izeki’s hospital ward was quite different from what i am seeing all over right now. the fallen artist lamented how he was in a state of lacking in almost every personal need, when he has helped various persons (including corporations and other companies) generate lots of millions. he even lamented…

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Blue League Congratulates Molande, Kalilani: Applauds APM For Strategic Appointments
Blue League applauds APM for appointing Molande and Kalilani

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) youth grouping, the Blue League has applauded their patron, His Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika for appointing Dr Bright Molande and Mr Mgeme Kalilani as his Director of Communications and Press Secretary , respectively. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Blue League congratulated Dr Molande and Mr Kalilani in their new roles and pledged their ‘support in driving the nation towards patriotism, integrity and hard work and contributing to the development…

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APM For Decentralized Malawi
APM pauses with leaders of the Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) at Kamuzu Palace on Tuesday

President Mutharika on Tuesday morning granted an audience to leaders of the Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) at the Kamuzu Palace to map the way forward for the continued decentralization and democratization of the Malawi society. Speaking in his statement, President Mutharika said local governments are increasingly becoming the pinnacle of development citing that in the current financial year, government allocated MK5 billion of the Development Budget to Local Authorities. He said this is enabling councils to make their…

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Professor Khomba Echoes APM On Mindset Change

Newly-inaugurated University of Malawi professor of finance and corporate strategy at the Polytechnic, James Kamwachale Khomba, says a change in perspective is critical to creating a sustainable financial independence for the country. In his lecture titled ‘Turnaround Strategies for Creating Sustainable Financial Independence for Malawi: Evolution or Revolution?’, he said the formulation of turnaround strategies for Malawi should be an initiative that can answer the needs of the Malawian society, especially those emerging in the business sector. “The process…

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Blue League Congratulates APM On AfDB Youth Program Championship
Dr Adesina shakes hands with President Mutharika during their meeting at Sanjika Palace on 5 April 2016

A youth wing of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Blue League, has congratulated President Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also the patron of the group, upon being crowned African Development Bank (AfDB) Youth Program Champion by the Bank’s President Dr Akinwumi Adesina when he visited the country last Tuesday, 5th April 2016. Below is the statement released by the Blue League on their official Facebook page: CONGRATULATIONS The Blue League, a youth-wing of the governing and mighty…

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Blue League Bails Out Nsanje Central on Easter Monday
A cross-section of the 320 beneficiaries

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) youth grouping, the Blue League yesterday donated maize relief in Honorable Francis Kasaila’s Nsanje Central constituency, reaching out to 320 households in the area on Easter Monday. The Blue League’s maize distribution ceremony happened at Mpatsa Community Day Secondary School where various vulnerable sections from the community were brought together, including the elderly and blind members. Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, a local leader expressed gratefulness for the good gesture shown by…

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Hell Breaks Loose: Sembereka Caught in a Quandary, Loses Two Jobs
Rev Fr. Sembereka enjoying a beer with a female companion on one his many nights-outs

It does not rain but pours for former President Joyce Banda’s Special Assistant on Non-Governmental Organizations, Reverend MacDonald Sembereka. Having earlier left Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV/AIDS (MANERELA) to become President Banda’s Advisor in 2012, and later failed miserably as an MP, Sembereka was only able to return to MANERELA because the Executive Director who was hired in his place, Mr. Domoya had died after suffering from high blood pressure. In June of 2015, Reverend Sembereka…

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A Phrase for Chiwamba’s Mathanyula Takana and Zikomo Kwambiri: a Man of the People
Robert Chiwamba: His poetry has become a voice for the voiceless masses.

I imagine the voice. I feel the pain. Insanity. The path Robert Chiwamba’s Takana Mathanyula and Zikomo kwambiri will tread has been travelled before by humanity. Art. Culture. Religion. Science. The message is clear. No to homosexuality. I imagine the lyrics. A distance from the hyperbole that resonates along with Mudzafa imfa yowawa. Or, somewhere closer to the message he spits at the neo-colonizer in The Warm Heart of Mdulidwe. “Siapa mwabwera ndi chithumba chandalama za okwatirana amuna okhaokha…

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Why 15 January is important to Malawians: John Chilembwe beheaded a colonialist
Chilembwe: Fought for native's land rights and conditions of labour tenants

Every 15th January in Malawi is a sacred day. We remember the brave acts of the noblest of Malawians in the struggle for independence, John Chilembwe. He was the messianic kind. When Joseph Booth took with him Chilembwe to USA in 1897, we could’ve lost him had it been he had the mind of an average person. Don’t try counting how many we have lost to westernization now in the name of modernization and civilization. Chilembwe went to America…

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Open letter to Virginia Palmer: we are not gays in Malawi
Virginia Palmer: US Ambassador to Malawi

I pray this letter finds you in good health. Virginia Palmer, we have been disappointed and highly offended by your meddling in our country’s affairs. We still do not understand why you Americans, being civilized as you claim to be, will spend your energy telling us which part of our own constitution we must or must not follow. A country’s constitution is worked upon by citizens of the country and it is always according to their own set values….

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