Malawi is failing to adapt its citizenship policies to meet the needs of this new globalised environment. For the past several years, African nations have been bestowing dual citizenship rights to their Diaspora. Malawi’s neighbour Zambia recently joined the ranks of countries offering Dual Citizenship, leaving Malawi in the minority of African countries that do not extend … [Read more...] about Who is to Blame for the Slow Pace of Dual Citizenship in Malawi?
Malawi implemented new visa regulations which took effect on October 1st, 2015. The new requirements introduce a visa payment scheme for travelers to Malawi providing for the following categories and prices (in US Dollars): Transit Visa; $50 upon arrival or $70 if obtained outside Malawi at a Malawi Diplomatic Mission. Single Entry Visa; $75 within Malawi or $100 outside … [Read more...] about Will Malawi Benefit from New Visa Fees?
I went to my first P-Square concert this past weekend when the Nigerian sensations, twins Peter and Paul Okoye, kicked off their US tour in Washington D.C. The show was to start at 9pm but the duo only appeared on stage at 1:20 am – nearly 5 hours after the advertised start time. The rest of the night turned out to be what I can best describe as a frustrating concert … [Read more...] about How P-Square Angered Fans During their Washington DC Concert and Why Other Artists Should Take Note
The Netball World Cup just ended in Australia. Netball is the leading women's sport and enjoys prominence throughout the world, particularly the British Commonwealth countries. It has rapidly grown in the last several years in throughout the Global South - including African nations - to become the most widely played women’s team sport. Yet, for viewers in the USA, few are … [Read more...] about Power Politics, Gender, and Sports: Why the Netball World Cup Continues to be Ignored by the U.S.
Malawi observed its fifty-first independence day this week. Millions of Malawians vast Diaspora gathered together on July 6th, 2015 to commemorate the day in solidarity with fellow Malawians living within the nations borders. They organized independence celebrations in the USA, South Africa, UK and other areas around the world. Such annual gatherings in which they pay … [Read more...] about Diaspora Malawians Celebrate another Independence Day without Dual Citizenship