Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mlaka Maliro lost his Music


I don’t remember the last time McDonald Mlaka Maliro released an album. Of course ‘Pamudzi Pano’ should be the last before he changed to gospel. The album has an inscription saying 9th edition. Let me play around with the scanty … Continue reading

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The Joke that is Central Region Musicians


Trust (or lack of it) seems to be eluding what would have been a tight fabric of an ice solid entity that groups together our local musicians.   Greed and suspicion, seems to be the substitute and no wonder Musicians … Continue reading

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Malawi Tobacco Growers Shunning the Crop


By Gregory Gondwe Bad tobacco prices in the consecutive seasons ever since President Bingu wa Mutharika was re-elected in 2009 has left many tobacco growers shunning the crop this season. Various tobacco farmers interviewed say, they would rather plant beans, … Continue reading

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Where is Malawi’s Roots Radics?


Well, as I said some weeks ago I will constantly be referring to the West Indies Island of Jamaica when it comes to an example of a highly successful music industry. This will be regardless of its third world status … Continue reading

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Japanese firm to end Child Labour in Tobacco Industry


By Gregory Gondwe JTI Leaf Malawi Ltd, a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer has launched a multi-year program to help eliminate child labour in two of Malawi’s major tobacco growing … Continue reading

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Kenya and Ethiopian Airlines Stop trading in Kwacha


By Gregory Gondwe The tumbling which the Kwacha Malawi currency has been experiencing over the past months, coupled with the absence of forex in the country has forced two top airlines – Kenya Airways and Ethiopia Airlines – to suspend … Continue reading

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