Reflections on Malawi’s recent election rerun, false starts and the hope that public representatives in Africa become accountable to their electorates’ aspirations.
A new documentary about China's colonization of Malawi reveals how one colonial hand opens the door for another.
Malawi is experiencing a crisis over the legitimacy of the democratic state itself.
Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020) bravely stood up for social policies and the developmental state.
Coronavirus will force all of us to grapple with a new sense of mortality.
Masauko Chipembere's first solo album is a remarkable achievement and a timely musical reminder of the circular nature of pan-Africanist consciousness.
Structural Adjustment Programs, implemented by the World Bank and IMF in developing countries, leave the administrative state especially unequipped to deal with climate change.
The identities, liberal or homophobe are cultural and political. They are not a perfect mirror of the narrative of homophobia in Africa.
In Malawi, artists, especially poets—usually associated with progressivism and intellectualism—are the vanguard of a new homophobia.
Prosperity preachers in Africa have been the subject of much media coverage, but may not be as popular as it would seem.
Despite official neglect, the memory of Chilembwe, a resistance leader, lives on as a symbol of courage and sacrifice in Malawi.
Tributes are pouring in from around the world for Raphael Tenthani, who has died in a
BBC recently reported that the average Malawian spends more than MK5400 (US$12) a month. That’s more
The floods that have devastated much of the southern region of Malawi represent one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history.
In 1994, Malawi’s longtime dictator Hastings Banda was dethroned from the palace of Sanjika and relegated
A very short introduction to Peter Mutharika, Malawi's new President.
In Maputo, the “Garden for Sculptors” behind the Museu Nacional de Arte on Avenida Ho Chi
The whole election seems to have been pretty dodgy. From the outside it looks like all
“Confronting a Sexual Rite of Passage in Malawi”, published by The Atlantic last Monday, is misleading
Until recently, Tony Blair had never visited Malawi. Last summer there was a lot of international