Category: Society

Lake Malawi, the lake of stars

Nature for Water

We have every reason to ensure our beautiful Lake Malawi is kept clean and bustling with life. It provides food, livelihoods, drinking water and power for millions. It is also one of our major tourism attractions.

Use chiefs to save the environment

The past few days have seen floods hitting areas in northern and central Malawi. People have been displaced and property damaged in Rumphi, Nkhata Bay and Lilongwe districts.

Road safety is for everyone

Charge Reckless Pedestrians Too

The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) released statistics to show that the number of people dying in traffic accidents had increased in the past year. The blame has largely been heaped on drivers for driving under the...

Day of the Girl

Empower girls with education

Seventeen year old Fyness is awakened by the movement of the goat she shares her living quarters with. In the distance, the sound of Cockerels breaks the predawn silence. It is time for her to rise and set off for...

Save that drop: Malawi’s water woes

Like most countries in the Southern Africa region, Malawi has faced severe water stress in the past few years owing to low rainfall during the period. This has affected the generation of electricity as well as agricultural productivity. And water...

Adoloscent Girl Literacy

Giving Girl Dropouts a Second Chance at an Education

This past few days I have been participating in a Unicef sponsored Social Media for Youth and Bloggers workshop in Mangochi. The participants including secondary school youth from Mangochi district and established bloggers and journalists from Blantyre and Lilongwe.

Thoughtless discarding of litter

Litter, litter, litter…

I am not one to chuck out an empty juice bottle or plastic bags from my car window but I have not always been like that. It was in the 90’s when my brother-in-law reprimanded me for throwing out an...