No More Miniskirts and Trousers for Women at a Media Group in Malawi

In June 1993 Malawians voted in a referendum that gave them an opportunity to choose between continuing with one party state or adopt a multiparty democracy in which 64.69 per cent of Malawians chose … [Read more...]

Joyce Banda: IMF’s Good Girl or a Victim of Malawi’s Economic Dependence?

Watching the behind-the-scenes short documentary on Joyce Banda, the fourth president of Malawi, it is clear that she is acutely aware of the challenges she faces, as she tries to fix the ailing … [Read more...]

Malawi: A Political Virtuous Circle that Sustains Poverty

By far the biggest event of 2012 for Malawi was the sudden death of its president Bingu wa Mutharika who died of a heart attack on 5th April. It was the first time an incumbent president had died in … [Read more...]

Is the Mo Ibrahim Prize fit for purpose?

The establishment of Mo Ibrahim Foundation some six years ago with a mandate to   support “good governance and great leadership in Africa” was received with a considerable amount of excitement and … [Read more...]