September 2018



The Chilobwe Murders of 1969 in Blantyre.

By Cuthbert Kachale. The murders in Chilobwe Township are not easy to explain. Difficult to tell whether or not they were ritual. What is clear is  that throats were slit open and blood was collected….






CABINET CRISIS OF 1964: UNTOLD STORIES 16

Dr. Banda’s reaction to overwhelming pro-Chimbere support. On the last day of September 1964, as a reaction to the disturbances in the Southern region, regulations were introduced empowering Dr. Banda to restrict people to specified…


CABINET CRISIS OF 1964: UNTOLD STORIES 15

After Parliament Session of 8-9 September 1964.  In the following few weeks, all the ex-ministers, except Masauko Chipembere, fled the country for Zambia and Tanzania. On Saturday the 26th September 1964, just before he set…


CABINET CRISIS OF 1964: UNTOLD STORIES 14

Excerpt of a Speech to the National Assembly (in Zomba) Made by Minister of Education and Member of Parliament (MP) for Fort Johnston East (Mangochi), Hon. Henry Blasius Masauko Chipembere on the 9th of September…