HRDC Loses Confidence in Mutharika, Police Chief

President Peter Mutharika has a lot to convince Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that he is still under control managing state affairs as the latter has vowed to go ahead with its planned demonstrations in March this year citing failure by his Democratic Progressive Party-DPP led administration in addressing myriad challenges haunting the nation. The grouping accuse Mutharika of presiding over and partaking in organized theft, fraud and corruption with little action to prove his commitment in eliminating such. Addressing journalists in Lilongwe on Friday, the grouping doubted if Mutharika…

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20 Vie For Malawi Presidency Now

As the May 21 tripartite elections draw closer, the number of candidates vying for the country’s top post of presidency has now gone up to twenty. Director of Media and Communications at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Sangwani Mwafulirwa has confirmed the development; saying this is as of Thursday, 24 January, 2019. The development takes the number of independent candidates to seven and those belonging to political parties are now thirteen. Again, the number of female candidates hoping to occupy the State House has now reached three with the coming…

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PP Supporters Storm JB’s Domasi Residence

Former President and People’s Party leader, Dr. Joyce Banda on Wednesday got a shock of her life when she got woken up by a group of her party’s supporters who thronged her compound just to cheer her up. Reports indicate that the supporters were coming from a nearby ground where the party was holding primary elections. The supporters said they decided to pass by JB’s compound just to greet her as our loving president. “We love our leader and we knew we would be welcome. She hosts us now and…

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PAC Races Against Time With Peace Pacts

  With just four months to May 21 elections, the Public Affairs Committee, (PAC) is racing against time to meet presidents of the country’s political parties on peace pacts. In September last year, the quasi-religious body produced a statement indicated it was supposed to begin meeting the leaders the following month but reaching this far it has only met President Peter Mutharika of the governing Democratic Progressive Party-DPP. PAC’s spokesperson, Father Peter Mulomole confirmed the development but said they were not relenting to ensure that they meet all the leaders.…

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Kalindo Back in Court on Jan 17

  UTM Party’s Director of Youth, Bon Kalindo is expected to be back in court on January 17, 2019 for the continuation of a case where he is accused of insulting President Peter Mutharika. The Zomba Magistrate Court finally granted him bail on Monday after spending four nights at Zomba Maximum Prison. Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate, Mzondi Mvula could not grant Kalindo bail on Friday; arguing he did not have enough time looking at the arguments presented by the accused and the state. On Monday, Mvula said he was not…

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Why JB Remains APM’s Main Threat And Headache On May 21 {PART 1}

  The widely perceived fierce competition for the presidential mantle on May 21, 2019 might not be as fierce as some view it. What is clear though is the passionate wind of change that seems blowing from every corner of Malawi. Talk about the current regime failing to manage state affairs evidenced by careless arrogance and sheer adamancy to voices of reason and general deterioration of governance coupled with politics of intimidation unleashed towards its critics, that mean well to the country, has made rounds and might not die out…

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CSOs Still Pushing For Chilima’s Resignation

  Calls for the resignation of Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima have not completely died out as civil society organizations under the banner, Joint Platform for Governance are this Wednesday expected to disclose their next course of action to actualize their plan. One of the CSO leaders, Fryson Chodzi disclosed this in an interview, adding they have completed consultations with relevant groups including traditional and religious leaders on the issue. The CSOs, widely viewed as pro-DPP laid down ten grounds to justify their push for Chilima’s stepping down after dumping…

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UTM Gains, MCP Loses on Kabwira-Analyst

  Vice President, Saulos Chilima’s UTM Party has gained more with opposition Malawi Congress Party being dealt a heavy blow with Salima North West, Jessie Kabwira’s dumping of the latter ahead of the 2019 polls. On Friday, Kabwira, a passionate gender activist, met people from her constituency over her political future after the ‘staged’ primary polls that she boycotted; paving way for little known Enock Phale to be MCP’s candidate in next year’s polls in the area. She told her constituents that she was done with MCP because of its…

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JB Mourns Aber Matenje

  People’s Party President, Dr. Joyce Banda on Sunday joined his party members in mourning the death of Aber Matenje who until his death was the party’s treasurer in the Eastern Provincial Committee. She was forced to cancel her political rally initially slated for yesterday at Songani in Zomba. The party said the rally would then be conducted on Monday, December 31, 2018. Dr. Banda, who attended the burial ceremony and supported the bereaved family with coffin for the departed soul among others, said she was deeply shocked by Matenje’s…

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APAM Feels Betrayed, Demands Own Court

  Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) is frustrated and feels betrayed by government’s failure to fulfil its promise of prosecuting five cases on the abductions, attacks and killings of albinos. Its Executive Director, Overstone Kondowe shared the frustration when making an assessment on the justice given to its members as the year ends. Kondowe said authorities have not shown committed political will in speeding up prosecution of cases on violence directed at persons with albinism. “I must say we are disappointed with the pace at which these…

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