History Of Malawi

Month: October 2018

MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF NOTABLE MALAWIANS THAT OCCURRED IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1992.

Following the Lenten pastoral letter of March 1992 by the Catholic bishops, students demonstrations, and the strike activities staged by workers from March to May 1992 and then the sanctions that Malawi suffered from May 1992 amidst international criticism of appalling human rights record in the country, Dr Banda’s government was brought to its knees…

EXCERPT OF A SPEECH BY HON. KANYAMA CHIUME, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, 29TH MAY 1964.

I don’t want to hide my feelings, Mr. Speaker. Iam looking forward to the day when this country will be organised that there will be no opposition at all and all of us will be sitting like real mphara. (Interjection: There is no opposition! No opposition!). There is no opposition, I agree, But Iam looking…

REMEMBERING ORTON CHIRWA

Orton Edgar Ching’oli Chirwa, Malawi’s first black barrister was born on 30th January 1919. He was called to the bar of London in 1958 and became Malawi’s minister of Justice and Attorney General in 1964. After cabinet crisis of 1964, he fled to Tanzania where he worked as an advocate and law lecturer till 1981.…