Malawi Cashgate: cloaks and daggers, innuendos and smokescreens, all in the mix

“His [Lutepo’s] declaration statement raises the issues of political party financing, this is a good governance issue. From the evidence provided we have also known that People’s Party gave K11 million to one of the Malawi Congress Party [MCP] presidential candidates to disturb MCP election and convention and influence the outcome.” – Mrs Kachale, Director of Public Prosecutions. She fell short of naming the MCP … Continue reading Malawi Cashgate: cloaks and daggers, innuendos and smokescreens, all in the mix

Malawi’s Joyce Banda will for sure leave a stink!

Malawi’s flagship publications, the Daily Times and the Nation are brooking no nonsense on the Jet Saga. In one of these, they have quoted the Consumer Rights watchdog saying: “It is our view that the Jet has not been sold and we are demanding its withdrawal from where it is so that it is properly sold by the Malawi Government,” Cama My view? I agree … Continue reading Malawi’s Joyce Banda will for sure leave a stink!

Achebe and Mandela

From Achebe to Mandela

Go-di-di-go-go-di-go. Di-go-go-di-go. It was the ekwe talking to the clan. One of the things every man learned was the language of the hollowed-out wooden instrument. Dum! Dum! Dum! boomed the cannon at intervals. The first cock had not crowed, and RSA was still swallowed up in sleep and silence when the ekwe began to talk, and the cannon shattered the silence. Men stirred on their bamboo beds … Continue reading From Achebe to Mandela

The spectre of “morsi-justice”: a nightmare for presidents, but is it a reason for optimism for the masses?

Ever revolutionary Egypt: Five thousand years ago, the chain of independent city-states lining the River Nile united to form one long, thin country ruled by one king titled a pharaoh. Almost instantly a highly distinctive culture developed. For almost 30 centuries Egypt remained the foremost nation in the Mediterranean world. Then, in 332 BC, the arrival of Alexander the Great heralded the end of the … Continue reading The spectre of “morsi-justice”: a nightmare for presidents, but is it a reason for optimism for the masses?