History Of Malawi

Month: September 2018

Was Dr. Banda not suffering from Narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder is found more commonly in men. The cause is unknown but likely involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors.  The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of social situations. The disorder needs to be diagnosed by a professional. Treatment involves talk therapy. Therapy is often difficult…

THIS MONTH IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: Anti-Banda Demonstration In Dar-Es-Salaam

OVER A THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING TANZANIA’S VICE-PRESIDENT RASHIDI KAWAWA AND LEADING MALAWI EXILES, MARCHED THROUGH DAR-ES-SALAAM ON THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 1968 IN PROTEST AGAINST MALAWI’S CLAIMS OVER TANZANIAN TERRITORY. THE CONTESTED AREAS BORDER THE SHORES OF LAKE MALAWI WHICH STRETCHES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY THE TANZANIAN WORKERS UNION, NUTA, AND…

THIS MONTH IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: Dr. Banda Declares Lilongwe as New Capital City Effective 1st January 1975.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Blantyre to US Department of State in Washington D.C, 1974 September 9, 15:00.(Monday ). 1. IN SPEECH CLOSING ANNUAL MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY CONVENTION SEPTEMBER 7, PRESIDENT BANDA ANNOUNCED THAT LILONGWE WOULD OFFICIALLY REPLACE ZOMBA AS CAPITAL ON JANUARY 1, 1975. MINISTRY OF FINANCE WILL MOVE TO LILONGWE IN OCTOBER…

THIS MONTH IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: Dismissal of George Jaffu as Secretary to OPC and Appointment of John Ngwiri as a Replacement.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Blantyre to US Department of State, 1975 September 8, 14:05 (Monday ).  OVER THE PAST SIX WEEKS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM THE DISMISSAL OF SIX SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND RUMORS ARE WIDE- SPREAD THAT THE TOTAL IS AT LEAST DOUBLE THIS FIGURE. THE LATEST OFFICIAL AFFECTED IS…