History Of Malawi

Category: Lost history

It is Tonight at 6 PM

CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS ON LOCAL LANGUAGES SERIES NO. 2: THE MANG’ANJA PERSPECTIVES. Tonight at 6 PM, series No 2 of the cultural conversations on local languages features a renowned Historian *Mr. Puleni Chilikunzako* who will deliver a lecture on the Mang’anja perspectives towards the Petition on local languages that was submitted to Parliament on 6th October…

Introduce Indigenous Language (s) in Malawi’s Parliament To Compliment the Use of English.

The Lost History Foundation is petitioning Members of Parliament in Malawi to: Consider a law providing for the official recognition and equitable treatment of all indigenous languages spoken in Malawi as national languages.  Consider a law providing for the teaching of the indigenous languages in schools for the pupils/students to select among the subjects to learn. Consider a law…

IN THE WAKE OF FRESH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS HELD ON 29 JUNE 1978, LIFE PRESIDENT DR. KAMUZU BANDA ANNOUNCED A NEW CABINET ON JULY 5.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Lilongwe to Department of State in Washington DC on 6 July 1978. FOLLOWING MINISTERS (WITH THEIR NEW PORTFOLIOS) HAD SERVED IN PREVIOUS CABINET: GWANDA CHAKUAMBA – YOUTH AND CULTURE AND REGIONAL MINISTER FOR THE SOUTH E. BAKILI MULUZI – MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO M. MALANI LUNGU – MINISTER AT LARGE…

KEY LESSONS FROM HISTORY ON CRITICAL MOMENTS LIKE THIS WHEN CHANGING FROM ONE ADMINISTRATION TO THE OTHER.

HIDING AND DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS At the Eve of Independence in 1964. Following the departure of the last and only Governor-General, Sir Glyn Jones on 5th July 1966, records from the Secretary to the Governor-General were transferred to the National Archives of Malawi on 9th July 1966. The Government Archivist (John Drew) at the…

Three CECAFA tournaments that the Flames were geared to win in the 1980s, but didn’t.

Despite being crowned the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) cup champions for the 1978, 1979 and 1988 editions, there were three CECAFA tournaments that the Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) were geared to lift again but couldn’t make it. The first one was the CECAFA tournament held in December 1984 in…

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