There are a number of causes and actors for the mass action that occurred in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, 6 July 2016. Some reasons being more immediate than others, and some actors being more key than others, but all contributing at varying levels to the national strike/shutdown (whatever you prefer to call it.) The particular differenceREAD MORE
“plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr I wonder if Jean Baptiste knew that these words would later shape themselves into a phrase that would be echoed across the world and be widely relevant almost 200 years later. Although perhaps, the phrase itself would show that it was here to stay,READ MORE
Mythology has it that human life is priceless – this sentiment has been reinforced as long as I can remember and is taken as a basic human truth. It is echoed in the Bible when King Solomon had to determine the mother of a child and did so by ordering that the child be splitREAD MORE
“For the purposes of this Convention, “enforced disappearance” is considered to be the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation ofREAD MORE
It was hard to feel safe during the time after the Anti-Porn Act was passed and hooligans across the country were undressing women (owing, in large part, to remarks from Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo). Anyone was game. Skirts. Tights. Jeans. As different boda boda men have insisted to me, they are awareREAD MORE
John Mututho is at it again. The chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse and author of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act (better known as the Mututho Laws) is pushing for amendments to that would, in his words, see the state “control the primary production process”. This, in hisREAD MORE
According to MCP’s Mkaka, his party has made a partnership with UK Conservative party. Apparently MCP is a “centre right party”. Can any Malawian here identify with this? @bonidulani rightly questions Makaka assertion. The Great Hall is alive tonight!
In the end, I think Malawi’s ongoing debate on the voting system (50+1) shows one thing: Malawi needs a civil society and democratic institutions that can enhance transparency and accountability on the part of the country’s leaders. IlMalawi is having an absent debate here. twitter.com/jkainja/…
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