Introducing my other new blog !!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

I have been blogging for more than two years now. With time, my focus has shifted from a tech-oriented blog to a blog that features posts that show my thoughts on various issues that seem to matter most in my life. I remember my first post was on 10th February, 2006 with a simple title "Ubuntu Breezy Badger Cds". Oh, how time flies! Its more than two years since that post.

Blogging has brought me joys more than sorrows! It has enriched my intellectual thought and has provided a platform for me to express my thoughts to the world. I am also strengthened by the fact that visitors to my blog have been steadily increasing.Though blogging requires originality and hard work, it has provided a way in which individuals can express their 'little thoughts' to this big world.

Anyway, I would also like to introduce my other brand-new blog. It is entitled "I Love Malawi". Its web address is The blog showcases photos from Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa. The photos are collected as I surf through the web. Very soon, I am planning to register private domain names for these two blogs.


Radio stations in Malawi

  • Zodiak Broadcasting Station, the number 1 private radio station in Malawi (provides 24-hour live internet streaming)
  • MBC Radio 1 (state broadcaster)
  • MBC Radio 2 FM (state broadscaster)
  • Capital FM
  • Power 101 FM (Provides live internet streaming)
  • Radio Maria Malawi (Provides 24 hr live internet streaming from Malawi. Currently my fave, because it brings me closer home when I am outside Malawi.)
  • Star FM
  • Zodiak Radio Station
  • Trans-World Radio Malawi
  • CFC Radio (Blantyre only)
  • African Bible College (ABC) Radio (Lilongwe)
  • Joy FM
  • Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) FM
  • Plus many other community radio stations
Sidenote: There is currently, one TV station in Malawi, Television Malawi. If you are in Southern Africa you may catch Television Malawi via satellite through most Free to Air satellite receivers like Philibao. Through Multichoice Malawi and GTV, one may also subscribe at a fee to catch all major international TV channels via satellite.


Section 83 (3) of the Constitution of Malawi

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Section 83(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi reads:

The President, the First Vice-President and the Second Vice-President may serve in their respective capacities a maximum of two consecutive terms, but when a person is elected or appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President, the period between that election or appointment and the next election of a President shall not be regarded as a term.

While scouring through the web, I found this very interesting document regarding this part of the constitution of the Republic of Malawi. You may download it here:
It was released on 23rd day of April, 2007.

The online version of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi can be found at

And I also found this quote:

"In my own view, the spirit intended by the constitution was that a president can serve no more than two terms of office but it is a highly contested issue," constitutional expert Edge Kanyongolo told the BBC's Network Africa programme. (from


Of Madonna and her intended adoption of a Malawian child

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hey! It seems I am getting hooked to spiked. These guys are putting up views which might not go down well with the faint-hearted. But they say the truth pains and unfortunately its only the truth that shall set us free. This time Nathalie Rothschild of spiked presents an alternative view on 'celebrities' adopting children from poor countries. In her analysis, she also cross-examines the adoption attempts by Madonna of that cute Malawian boy, David Banda.

Let me not waste your time. Read the article at


Reflections on the Zimbabwe issue

Brendan O’Neill, a renowned liberal British journalist, in an article on spiked presents a thought provoking and balanced view on the current contentious issue of Zimbabwe.

You may check the article at


Developing 2D Graphics Applications in Java made easy!

Building 2D graphics applications using the traditional Java 2D library can be cumbersome and tedious. For me, it was recently that I stumbled on GeoSoft's 2D Graphics Library and Rendering Engine for Java which indeed simplifies the way one can build 2D graphics applications in Java, my current favourite programming language. GeoSoft's 2D library is built on top of Java 2D to allow the development of 2D graphics applications in a high level, easy to use way.

For example, one can create a GWindow as top level graphics node and link it to a Swing panel. After that one can add a GScene which defines viewport and world extents. Thereafter, one can build the graphics hierarchy by GObjects and add it to the scene. GObjects consists of GSegments (polylines ) and other GObjects. One can add style such as colours to objects through the GStyle objects added to any level of the graphics.

You may find a well-written tutorial and documentation on GeoSoft's website.



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