Category: Thoughts

My thoughts on Malawi society, culture and other happenings in the land of the lake of stars.

WE have the Power!

Today we celebrate that Malawi gained her independence 54 years ago from the British colonialists. Strides have been made but is there really that much to celebrate? Not wanting to pour cold water over the gains that we have made...

Reflecting on the year gone by in the lake of stars

D Check: Stripping back to start over

In the commercial and civil aviation industry, aircrafts undergo periodic inspections known as checks. I had previously only heard of A, B and C checks and only came to know about D checks recently.

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...

Do UN General Assembly trips give a ROI?

President Mutharika and his delegation have arrived in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. As is normally the case, there have been questions about the size of his delegation and the cost to taxpayers.

Helping new bloggers set up their spaces on Blogspot

A journey through Malawi’s Blogoshere

I recall that when I was 13 years old, I wrote a transcript for a ‘book’ (for lack of a better word) based on Shaka Zulu and his murderous regime in South Africa. It filled one of those school notebooks...

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.