History Of Malawi

Category: Lost history

How Journalists were Treated at Dr. Kamuzu Banda’s Press Conferences During One Party State.

“…The Press conferences were memorable affairs in which Dr. Kamuzu Banda’s personal bodyguards played a major role. They wore white uniforms with red pillow box-styled caps and their job was to eject from the conference those who might persist in asking undesirable questions. We called them ice cream men. [One of the press conferences went…

The April 1964 Elections in Nyasaland Amidst Terror, Violence, and Intimidation Against Opposition and Other Critical Thinkers.

The General elections were due to be held for the Legislative Council in Nyasaland on 28 April 1964. These would have been the first in the country under universal suffrage. The general roll was to elect 50 members while the special roll had three seats reserved for Europeans to be elected as members of parliament. A total of…