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Friday, October 29, 2010

Why Malawi and Africa needs Jon Stewart

He is America's most trusted man. He is smart, says what he wants and he says it at the time when the ears of the listeners want to be tickled with his logic. He knows when to hit the notes and how high or low they should sound. Politicians fear and at the same time like him. If Jon Stewart was in Africa (By Africa here I mean Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Uganda, Malawi, Libya etc), he would have been asked to stop talking and to forget about his right to express his opinions. He would have been threatened many times and if he persevered; he will be.....(Please fill in yourself)
Why do Africans need a Jon Stewart? Because he talks about the reality as it is. Though seeing the world with liberal glasses; he publicizes what people are talking while drinking with their buddies, he advertises to the world the needs of the public not forgetting takings swaps at politicians. He amplifies the undertone murmurs of Americans. Africa needs such liberty of expression. In many African countries; Mr Stewart would be tried and probably accused of inciting the masses to action. violence. On the other hand, America likes Jon. The American President, Mr Barack Obama even appeared on his show last Wednesday. You better like him or you end up fired like CNN's Rick Sanchez.
Jon Stewart and faux conservative workmate Steven Colbert are organizing the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" which in many African countries would be considered treason and an attempt to encourage the masses to rebel against the status quo.

Malawi, Madonna and Africa

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Malawi Limewire Africa

Limewire is shut and for many Africans in the diaspora, this is sad news. They used Limewire to legally share music from their respective countries. After 4 years of an ongoing legal battle, Limewire was shut yesterday by a court in Manhattan. The company was asked to cease any "searching, downloading, uploading and file trading." The Limewire website had the legal notice: "This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal."
The Law is the law, and should therefore be enforced and respected.
A Malawian living in Washington was clearly disappointed by the development saying that Limewire was used to share music with his friends and family from Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi. He also said that he must find another way to listen to Malawian classic artists like Saleta Phiri, Alan Namoko, Esau Mwamwaya and Evison Matafale.

Do you think that Limewire will resurrect again?


Madonna, Malawi and Africa

The Queen of Pop strikes again! She wants to adopt another Malawian child. Why does she have to publicize her every move? Is it because she wants publicity or simply because she wants others to follow her footsteps. In reality, Malawians are tired of hearing Madonna rumbling about her trips to Africa and how she wants to change the World. The publicity surrounding her trips is simply outrageous. Every move that she makes while visiting Malawi is reported via Internet to the the World. Her accommodation, eating and drinking becomes news articles. Sadly, whenever this extensive reporting goes on, the victims are none other than us-the Malawian people who end up always getting some negative press. Way to go Madonna, you can adopt me too!