We Malawians seem to be negative on anything positive of our country — why?

As agreed, Spanish football team Club Deportivo Leganés has started displaying the logo ‘Malawi, The Warm Heart of Africa’ on the front of its jersey in matches as well as in different media — both physical and digital. It started with the club’s Matchday match against Levante UD on Sunday at the Estadio Municipal Burtaque, whose action picture was shared on Facebook by Kondwanie Chirembo — with the caption “jealous down ka logo ka Malawi Tourism kakuoneka bwino pa…

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Malawi Leadership and Corruption: Clueless, Ego or Clueless Ego

Malawi leadership of President Chakwera and his deputy Saulos Chilima  * I refuse to accept that our leadership’s failure to fight corruption is due to State Capture Analysis by Kamudoni Nyasulu I share the notion that some elements in our leadership, especially in the political leadership and accountability institutions, are under state capture or compromised but I also believe these elements are a small minority of our political, strategic and or technical leadership of the accountability institutions in: Presidency,…

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Stagflation and misalignment of comparative advantages in Africa

* Economies do not recover from the blues, there are extra efforts that are put in place to ensure that a country moves out of poverty * If African countries continue to rely on international institutions without putting in place structures to help them escape poverty, serious problems like stagflation will find a home in our midst * It’s past the time for us to recognize that an economy is built piece by piece, not just with vision but…

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Welcome aboard Hon. Richard Chimwendo-Banda; Reminder — you are Sports Minister, not football minister

Welcome to the world of sports, Honourable — you have some honourable young men and women you have to serve and you have to do so across the board. The citizenry has always been proud when our athletes do well both locally and internationally just as the Flames made us all (and am sure including even yourself, Honourable) to swell with honour when they qualified for their first-ever knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun…

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NAM president Shariff should have broken the Northern Region committee chairperson’s election tie by choosing the female contestant

* Than deciding on the bizarre coin-toss decision used that declared male candidate as winner It can’t get bizarre than what netball authorities did on Sunday — though it was logical under the circumstances that arose — by allowing male contestant Allan Nkhonjera be declared winner of the election of chairperson of Northern Region Netball Committee through a coin-toss after failing to tie-break the initial results. Nkhonjera was up against female contender, Tamara Fweta in this predominantly female sport…

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It’s high time Malawi sports fraternity stamped its authority by not allowing new sponsors to dictate team name changes

Yes, beggars are not choosers because they choose to be ensnared in this spirit. The Malawian sport fraternity chose to become beggars and thus whenever they lose sponsorship, they are dictated to change their name to suit that of their new partners. This week, Under-20 First Capital Bank football cup defending champions have changed the name they trended with, Sanwecka to Bicco Opticals FC after the name of their new sponsors. Sanwecka is the name of their previous sponsors….

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This nostalgia is bothering me; Let me just let it out

The author is former Group CEO for Old Mutual Malawi * Folks, we have sunk so deep into the morass of mediocrity that we need redemption * That redemption will not only come from politicians. No. Neither will it come from your prophet nor pastor * You should be prepared to play your role and join this redemption brigade * Every Malawian has a duty to stop this rot. Be the change that you wish for By Chris Kapanga So when…

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Fighting Corruption Requires Thinking Outside the Box

By Cedrick Ngalande A week ago, President Chakwera addressed the nation outlining his action following the release of the report, ‘Usage and Accountability of the K6.2 billion CoVID-19 Disbursement’. The report had been commissioned after a public outcry over the missing K6.2 billion CoVID-19 funds. In the address, the President informed the nation that everybody who misused the CoVID-19 funds would be arrested and be made to pay back. He also announced the dismissal of a cabinet minister whose…

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Fifty-Four Years Ago

By Cedrick Ngalande On December 3, 1967, a group of doctors, nurses and technicians led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first ever human to human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The news of this marvelous achievement spread around the world like wildfire. The New York Times edition of the next day, December 4, memorialized this event perfectly with a front-page headline, “Heart Transplant Keeps Man Alive in South Africa; Heart Transplanted…

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The Barometer That Does Not Lie

By Cedrick Ngalande Malawi changed ruling parties nearly 9 months ago in an election rerun that left a sour taste in the mouths of DPP supports. The 2019 elections were set aside for, according to the courts, two reasons: first irregularities, and secondly failure to fulfil the 50% + 1 concept. To most DPP supporters, these reasons were problematic because the 2020 elections results ended up mirroring the 2019 results. The only difference between the two being that there…

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