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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Kamuzu Day and Malawi’s Festival of Forgetting

Kamuzu clearly loved Malawi as a country. He took advantage of generous development aid projects of the 1960s to mid 1970s that was aimed at helping develop former European colonies to fulfill his vision for the country. Most of such projects are still visible today. He built the country’s only international airport; hydroelectric power stations

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Why do African countries hire non-African football coaches so much?

It seemed strange when in the run-up to Afcon 2013, Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi forcefully criticised African football associations for their preference for white coaches. That when Zambia, until this week the great success story of African...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

When Wikipedia gets to write Malawi’s national history

Malawians yesterday staged popular demonstrations against egregious rises in the cost of living brought about by the economic reforms made by President Joyce Banda, under orders from the International Monetary Fund. If the spirit of popular protest...

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Is the Joyce Banda the world sees the Joyce Banda Malawians know?

Joyce Banda, the fourth President of Malawi, is among this year’s Foreign Policy list of 100 Global Thinkers for “stepping in – and up – to fix a broken country” after her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika died suddenly...