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.

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...

Malawi loves cash transactions

Malawi’s Cash Addiction

Have you ever been forced to abandon your shopping at the supermarket till because the lone POS device ‘is not working’? Very typical in the retail sector in Malawi where traders just love the sight of cash!

Using IoT to train problem solvers of the future

Is Malawi ready to develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that tackle current and future food security, energy, transport and health issues? Well, that was a challenge the We for Talent Hackathon set out to address.

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.