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Austin Madinga blogs about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

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Who are the real Saboteurs?

Who are the real Saboteurs?

Parliament has been suspended again. What a shame! Our politicians fail the see the writing on the wall that the people want them to put differences behind them for the common good of the country. Both camps have been pointing...

Not again!!

Not again!!

For the past few weeks following the death of the first lady, there were calls from various sections of society for the goodwill displayed around the funeral to continue. Plenty people also commented that good would come out of all...

Ill Health

Ill Health

Most times in the press you hear of petty thieves pleading for mercy in court rooms because of ill health on their part which most times are rejected by magistrates and judges. They are simply told that if they knew...

Magic number

Magic number

I went to some computer shop today to buy some RJ45 connectors. After a while, some guy walks in and asks for a catalogue as he would like to buy a couple of things for some project. The sales lady...

Farewell Mr Wolfowitz

Farewell Mr Wolfowitz

So finally he has ‘decided’ to go. What was so difficult about that, I wonder? I guess the same thing Robert Mugabe and Bakili Muluzi and all the others who cling to power find hard to do too. Maybe when...

Load shedding driving me nuts

For the most part 2007, ESCOM has been load shedding for one reason or another. It’s either they are fixing screens damaged by trash in the Shire river or repairing a turbine that was damaged during flooding in the power...

Rats

Rats

Early this morning i walked into some office and waited patiently to be served. While I sat there, some man walked out of the office with two mouse traps that had successfully reduced the rat population by two. Later he...

Locals being milked?

Locals being milked?

Recently in the news, Illovo Sugar Malawi reported that it had made K6.8 billion pre-tax profit. After-tax profit was K4.8 billion up from K2.8 billion in the previous year. It is reported elsewhere that Illovo Malawi contributed the most to...

The blame game

The blame game

Yesterday Zimbabwe celebrated 27 years of independence and what an occasion this presented to President Robert Mugabe to lash out at his enemies, imaginary or not. He attributed the countries economic woes to unbridled greed amongst business persons, saboteurs, misguided...