Iam Mabvuto Banda, an award winning journalist with Malawi’s leading newspaper group -Nation Publications Limited. I also write for Reuters News Agency, the global wire news leader. From time to time, I do commissioned work for News International, namely the Times of London and its Sunday editions in Scotland.  I have won several local and international awards. In 2006, I was named investigative journalist of the year in Southern Africa. The same year, Reuters News Agency named me journalist of the year. I have for more than five times been named journalist of the year in Malawi in the last seven years.