After a day of clashes between street vendors and those plying trade at Tsoka, a designated market in Lilongwe’s old town, the Lilongwe City Council has committed to ensure sanity is back on the streets by ensuring that all streets are clear of vendors.

Back to square one; The Transporters Association of Malawi has thrown out a government proposal of K100, 000.00 as minimum monthly salary for truck drivers, the proposal which quelled an unprecedented truck drivers’ protest. Now truckers are saying from tomorrow, no truck will ply the roads of Malawi until their demand is met. In the middle of it all is government which must ensure uninterrupted public services heavily reliant on truck haul.

In Bangwe, Blantyre, communities are demanding answers from Malawi Postal Corporation which has let out part of a Post Office to individuals.

Governance experts have proposed the setting up of a land commission to oversee all land related issues in the country other than entrust this with the ministry of lands alone.

Samuel Mbukwa developed Intellectual Disability when he was five years old after suffering from cerebral malaria. He is now 32.

Seventeen-year-old Chikumbutso was among a group of Congolese who fled from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when he was only seven.

"In all aspects of reasoning, in all aspects of human understanding, these two gay boys were wrong - totally wrong."

From the crowded streets of Lilongwe, a busker named Lazarus Chigwandali has risen to challenge the myths and superstitions about people with albinism.

In a historic move, over 100,000 students based in Southern Africa recently joined tens of thousands of students from other countries in graduating from Religious Studies, thanks to the Zion Christian Mission Center, a theology school founded in South Korea.

The number of this year’s graduates exceeds the number of graduates it produced in 2018, when it saw 20,000 complete their studies successfully.

“The Zion Christian Mission Center aims to resolve this challenge through its model of free tuition on offer in over 300 schools internationally,” reads part of a statement issued by the center.

Throughout the world citizens have bemoaned the cost and accessibility of quality education and religious studies are no exception.


But, according to a statement by the ZCMC, the organization, with over 300 schools worldwide, has sought to resolve this by making tuition free and open to all who wish to understand Christian scripture regardless of culture, language, age and religion.

This year’s graduating class of 100,000 students was made up of individuals from countries including the U.S., China, England, Canada, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The students spent about six months learning basics of the Bible and have covered content from Genesis to Revelation, with the goal of helping them understand the overarching theme and purpose of the Bible.

ZCMC said the course aims to equip people with the correct understanding of the Christian faith, based on scripture.

“More than just teaching scripture, however, the ZCMC works with communities and other religious leaders to promote harmony, help instill dignity and uplift the lives of students impacted by poverty, conflict and other social challenges,” reads part of the statement by ZCMC.

Come 2027, the SADC region may truly earn itself the title “Digital SADC” if plans to improve the sector currently being outlined in the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan ICT Sector Plan are implemented.

Right now, race relations in South Africa are in crisis, as more than 1,500 people have fled their homes amid a recent surge of deadly violence targeting migrants from other African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique.

It’s 8 o’clock in the morning. The sun is still brown as it has just risen. Only the brown tells it is still morning; but the heat tells otherwise; feels like it is noon already.

In Bangwe, Blantyre, communities are demanding answers from Malawi Postal Corporation which has let out part of a Post Office to individuals.

Head of the International Trade Center Arancha Gonzalez says she understands skeptics of Africa’s trade integration but says it is critical to start now.

Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to commence January 2020 but expert opinion suggests there are obstacles that stand in the way of successful operationalization of the historic agreement by African Heads of State.

Dr. Moses Tekere, Director of Trade and Development Studies Centres in Zimbabwe says Malawi could lose eight billion Kwacha (approximately 11 million US Dollars) of its total revenue, after ratifying the Tripartite Free Trade Area TFA and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area ACFTA agreements.

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