Remembering the man we should have met: Prof. Steve Chimombo
The fallen literary giant, Chimombo

                 “Tomorrows reactivate somnolence                  todays perpetuate inertia                  yesterdays diffuse dismembered hopes:                  the eternal miasma of zombies..”                  –Of Promises and Prophecy I was introduced to Malawian English literature very late in life. I went to school in that generation where all literature in our secondary schools had been made optional and there was no motivational talk from amongst our teachers then with regards to reading and writing. Luckily, I went to university where it was a…

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Another response to HARDTalk’s main question on Malawi
Badawi probably 'surprised' that Malawi's Presidential jet was 'sold'

“Malawi is a peaceful society and is not hampered by ethnic tensions. It is blessed with fresh water, fertile land, a lot of enterprising people; Malawi can and must do better.” That was the only worthy statement we should have been reflecting on as Malawians. It is where the key to unlocking a glittering future lies. And Zeinab Badawi asked the president what he thinks is keeping Malawi behind? There is another alternative answer to Peter’s very correct response….

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President Mutharika and the Failed Allegory
APM greeting crowds upon arrival at Nyambadwe

President Mutharika’s development rallies have sparked some fire again. Same way the silence did. Some are worried the president is off the trail. An allusion is being made to former president Dr. Joyce Banda. Now, they say it had all been well with Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika until recently. It’s all gone wrong. The president can’t be moving around during weekends addressing Malawians. It is the basis that unmasks the raging fire in us. This fire is born out…

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Love, Pain and Art: a Profile of Olonjezedwa Family
Olonjezedwa Family: Desmond and Dan

This has happened before. 2007, the men that are Olonjozedwa set out on a similar journey. Same story of villagers seeking a way out for their talent. They stormed MBC Radio 2 with their two singles, Koma Ngati Mbuzi and Osauka Ndine. They had been produced under the mentorship of the legendary Paul Banda at his IY studios. This was enough for a bright start. Paul Banda on a track is something else. It meant the Balaka reggae into…

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Voice, Reason and Humor: The Making of Robert Chiwamba
Robert Chiwamba

José Mourinho is the Happy One? I’m the lucky one. I was there the night Robert Chiwamba blew up. Right there in the Great Hall. Crowds stood to their feet at every single line he recited. Since then, it’s been like that everywhere. In minibuses and in homes. In shebeens and at church gatherings. In my village, people either gather around radios every weekend when Galaxy FM and Joy Radio dish out some poetry. Or, like Zayakunkhongo, they cycle…

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From Malawi Video by KBG and Dali Finally Out
OUT: From Malawi Video by KBG and Dali Finally Out

NyaliMuzik’s KBG and Dali have finally released the first visual of a single “From Malawi” from their collaborative mixtape. The video, directed by Dorris Mvula and produced by DJ Traffik from Zambia, is sailing quickly online and proving that the song was an undisputed hit. The music video features scenes from the Lilongwe City and Lake Malawi. Watch and share the video!

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Tanzania, Malawi Sign Fair Competition Trading MoU

FAIR Competition Commission (FCC) of Tanzania and the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) of Malawi yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening international cooperation in the enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws in the respective countries. Speaking during the ceremony in Dar es Salaam, CFTC Chairpersons Dr Gerard Chigona said that the agreement will help to build confidence in each other and gain public confidence. He said that it will also help work together…

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APM Has Not Let Malawi Down, Some Few Selfish Individuals And Politicians

Blaming President Peter Mutharika for the mess that Malawi is in today is another big joke. In fact, when the President took over the mantle of leadership. Things in the country were already messed up and to whom do we have the blame now? The ones that caused them or those who took over from where the mess had been left? By the time Mutharika was sworn in the fifth President of the Republic of Malawi, it is no…

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