Friday, January 27, 2017

Rihanna in Malawi!

What a lucky week for Malawi.
In a week when US pop star jetted into Malawi, another star, Rihanna, is in Malawi right now.
Madonna was reportedly seeking to adopt two more children from Malawi, namely David Banda and Mercy James.
Judiciary spokesperson, Mlenga Mvula, confirmed the development during the week, saying Madonna had filed an application whose results would be out in two weeks.
But the artist denied this in a statement, saying she was in Malawi to visit some of her projects.
And, just in the nick of time, in pops another US artist, Rihanna.
Rihanna, who is in the Central Region of Malawi, has been playing with school kids during the day.
She seems happy in the company of the children. She is seen sitting on the ground in pictures posted on social media.
It, really, has been a wonderful week for Malawi.
A concoction of Madonna and Rihanna-- influencial women united in fame, and in the double 'n' ending in their first names!
Below are some of the pictures trending on social media. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Malawi Government Closes Down Times Group

The Malawi Government, through the Malawi Revenue Authority, has closed down Times Group.
Times Group is Malawi's oldest media house, established in 1895.
Officials from the revenue collection body have seized vehicles, closed down Times Radio, Times Television, The Sunday Times, The Daily Times, Malawi News-- media outlets of the company.
Times Group publications have been publishing stories about the maize scandal, in which grain marketer, Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation bought maize from Zambia on exorbitant prices.
Meanwhile, officials from MRA are on the premises, chasing everyone out of the company.
Times Radio is meanwhile playing music, while Times TV is not broadcasting live.
MRA claims Times Group owes them money.
The notice came Thursday evening and, instead of waiting for the company to respond, they have seized company property.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

No More Rogue and Vagabond

Since 1964, Malawi Police Force [now Malawi Police Service] officers have been thieves who have survived on money stolen from the poor.
A stranded man, powered by nothing like money in the pocket and whatever little was kept there, could be cornered by corrupt police officers who would demand some money or take the poor individual to a police cell.
The money involved in the corrupt practices is usually called 'Ya Udzipulumutse Wekha' [Save Yourself Dues].
Meanwhile, the rich and affluent continued to drive posh vehicles in the dark of night; unperturbed by police and whatever sense of justice remains in the corrupt nation called Malawi.
It was the poor who were the targets of systematic theft.
Which is why Tuesday is a momentous day for Malawians as the High Court in Blantyre has ruled that rogue and vagabond is "unconstitutional".
Hail justice!