Mr President, in Malawi, hyenas exist in both high and low places, arrest them all

In Malawi, just in the past two weeks forty eight people have been arrested. Sixteen were students from the Chancellor College, the Polytechnic contributed fourteen, and the Kamuzu College of Nursing’s quota was seventeen, all for protesting the thoughtless and cruel fee hike which anyone who enjoyed free or heavily subsidised university education has no … More Mr President, in Malawi, hyenas exist in both high and low places, arrest them all

Malawi: Guns, Smoke and Screens – the State wins round one, lessons galore

As expected, Raphael Kasambara has left no-one in doubt. He will appeal against his conviction by the High Court in the case where he, and two others, were being tried for conspiring to commit murder and for their trouble in actually attempting to send Paul Mphwiyo to his maker earlier than scheduled. That is well … More Malawi: Guns, Smoke and Screens – the State wins round one, lessons galore

The Malawi Savings Bank sale, a heist gone bad

If you still think there are only seven classic wonders of the world, you have another think coming. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my singular honour and pleasure to introduce to you, the eighth wonder! Please, join me in welcoming and inducting the eminent and learned buyer of MSB – Today’s People’s Bank, the eighth … More The Malawi Savings Bank sale, a heist gone bad

XXX rated Malawi mafia drama: Dump a bank today, set-up two tomorrow!!

Preamble: A well-known folk tale tells of a bus filled with politicians which was driving through the countryside. The bus driver, caught up in the beautiful scenery, lost control of the bus, and it crashed into a ditch. An old farmer living nearby heard the horrible crash and rushed out, only to discover the wreckage. … More XXX rated Malawi mafia drama: Dump a bank today, set-up two tomorrow!!

Easter Reflection: APM you owe us Maize not statistics, Medical supplies not promises, Education not mapwevupwevu

“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.” Steven Wright Rather than be intimidated by the Vice-President’s newly acquired bullying skills, and on a silver platter grant him and his lot my inalienable right to opine just because in his warped view I have ‘little … More Easter Reflection: APM you owe us Maize not statistics, Medical supplies not promises, Education not mapwevupwevu

Z Allan Ntata casts the first stone: Impeach APM!

A discussion paper by Z Allan Ntata (All rights observed) Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it’s a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation. – Charles Ruff INTRODUCTION: Under the Malawian Constitution, the President of Malawi can be removed from office only through … More Z Allan Ntata casts the first stone: Impeach APM!

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review

Wise One on Malawi Year 2015: Its “Check” but not yet a “Checkmate”

Eureka! MEMO to H.E. President Bingu wa Mutharika Your Excellency, President Mutharika, I submit the attached report, which my office received from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The Reserve Bank of Malawi is working very closely on the issue raised in the report and several other cases. We appreciate Your Excellency’s leadership in the fight … More Wise One on Malawi Year 2015: Its “Check” but not yet a “Checkmate”

A presidential jet is something Malawi does not need

“A presidential plane is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It enhances the president’s ability to work effectively. It is a tool without which no chief executive can effectively execute his duties in the 21st Century. Yes, Malawi is poor. But we are also in the 21st century. And fate has called even the … More A presidential jet is something Malawi does not need