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Some Malawians are joining Politics for the wrong reasons

The 20th May general elections of Malawi consisted of three major political families all vying for the seat of the presidency. On one side there were the Mutharikas, on the … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

After suspension of oil and gas exploration licences in Malawi what happens now?

Anglo American Corporation was founded in Johannesburg in 1917 with £1 million (what today would have been £75 million, adjusting for inflation according to one inflation calculator). It has since … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ahmed Dassu Letter to President Joyce Banda

On Jun 7, 2013, at 2:42 PM, Ahmed Dassu wrote:  Excellency  I refer to your response to my request for an audience during your visit to London for the G8 … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Banda’s ‘well-wishers’ threaten activists Ntata, Chiza with lawsuit

Banda’s ‘well-wishers’ threaten activists Ntata, Chiza with lawsuit via theMalawian Strange, but not entirely surprising. In my studies, I’ve come to realise that politicians or their associates who start threatening … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slow Justice: delays / inaction of Malawi’s institutions symptomatic of a weak democracy?

There’s a bad habit in Malawi of authorities sitting on cases  (in which shady dealings or suspect conduct had taken place) and piling them on the shelf for years and … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 1 Comment