Category: Blog

Can’t wait for 2010

Can’t wait for 2010

Last week the majority of South African Union of Mine workers downed their tools and these included some construction workers upgrading or building new stadiums for the 2010 world cup. The western media jumped on the story and predicted gloom...

Just write, don’t type! After all who cares?

Just write, don’t type! After all who cares?

My mother loves a good movie and like me has no qualms watching a really scary horror or a flick that’s infested with pythons, crocs and komodo dragons. But unlike me, she has little time for TV or so I...

This alien language

This alien language

I never cease to be amazed by quality of English you sometimes find in the local press. Over the years I have seen crush being used instead of crash (the car crushed into the wall), have seen jealousy being used...

Bingu victory: Clever marketing mix, lack of alternatives and protest vote

Bingu victory: Clever marketing mix, lack of alternatives and protest vote

Unless you are JZU Tembo, Brown Mpinganjira, Loveness Gondwe or a blindly loyal supporter of theirs, you will know that Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party gave their opponents a thorough thrashing at the polls, hands down …...

Four Reasons to fire Bakili Muluzi

Four Reasons to fire Bakili Muluzi

All seems calm and quiet in the UDF and it comes as no surprise if history is anything to go by. Bakili Muluzi has always had the last say in the party and each time has gotten away with it....

New year, Same old power problems

New year, Same old power problems

Last Tuesday many residents of Area 49 in Lilongwe and other townships rushed home to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the US of A. But it was all cut short when they faced an electricity blackout....

The politics of fuel prices

The politics of fuel prices

There has been a multitude of calls in the local press regarding fuel pump prices. The calls have come against the backdrop of the fall in crude oil prices on the world market in the past few months. People have...

Lilongwe Water Board strike

Lilongwe Water Board strike

I read with interest yesterday an article in the newspaper that 5 LWB staff members had been arrested by police for disconnecting water supply to certain parts of Lilongwe during their recent industrial action. While I appreciate that prison is...