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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Joyce Banda has bigger problems than Madonna

The historian Margery Perham once wrote that “the basic difficulty” with the British colonial technique of indirect rule, of which she was a major architect, was “the great gap between the culture of rulers and ruled.” “People do not understand what we want them to do,” she wrote, “or, if they understand, do not want

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Madonna vs Joyce Banda: Celebrity Deathmatch (Philanthropy Edition)

We had been studiously avoiding coverage of Madonna’s latest trip to Malawi, but such is the deliciousness of the excoriating 11-point press release put out yesterday by Joyce Banda that we couldn’t resist wading in. These two...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Malawi’s Twittersphere

When Bingu wa Mutharika was hospitalised in April it was at first extremely difficult to find reliable information about either his personal condition or the high drama of political theatre that was unfolding. By far the best...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Malawians are fed up with Madonna

Malawi is fed up with Madonna and her school daze, with the singer’s refusal to consult and her autocratic ways. Given the autocratic politics of the Mutharika regime, that’s both quite a statement and none at all....

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Madonna choses Malawi

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of political science at Texas A&M University. She writes for AIAC about recent coverage of Malawi, actually Madonna in Malawi (that’s the problem). Kim also blogs about Malawi, politics, and HIV/AIDS at...

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

In The Name of Malawi

Indeed.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Black Babies

Via Art of Kawaii.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Madonna: International Human Rights Defender

“The Power of Madonna! Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Madge Protests!” “Madonna saves gay couple in Malawi.” “Jailed Malawian Gay Couple Released After Madonna Petitions.” “A Madonna Miracle? Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Material One Protests.” Apparently,...