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  • Malawi: New President sworn in

    By Mark | May 31, 2014

    Source: BBC

    Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawian president Joyce Banda faces electoral humiliation – and possibly jail

    By ACTSA | May 30, 2014

    Critics say she was politically naive, failed to deal convincingly with Cashgate corruption scandal, and was too often absent

    Source: The Guardian (UK)

    By Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith in Johannesburg

    I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.”

    These were the words of Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawi elections: distrust and uncertainty

    By Mark | May 16, 2014

    Malawi goes to the polls in a climate of distrust and instability

    Source: The Guardian (UK)

    Turbulent political environment is unlikely to deliver a robust government ready to implement much-needed reforms

    Preparations for the general election in Malawi on 20 May have been more organised and transparent than in previous years, due in part to the current leadership of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

    The commission has taken on the Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawi Election 20 May 2014

    By Mark | May 15, 2014

    Malawi will vote on 20 May in a tripartite election, with elections for President and Deputy President, the National Assembly and local councils. Two of the presidential candidates are the brother and son respectively of previous Presidents. The current Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa Elections in 2014

    By Mark | December 31, 2013

    There will be national elections in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in 2014.

    Botswana is expected to go to the polls in Read the rest of this entry »

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    World AIDS Day 2013

    By Tony | December 1, 2013

    World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, is the 25th World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, communities and nations. Is it a day to celebrate, mourn, be thankful or downcast? In truth all of these. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawi ex-ministers arrested over ‘coup plot’

    By Mark | March 11, 2013

    Mail and Guardian

    Malawi police have arrested 11 ex-ministers and senior government officials, including the former president’s brother, for an alleged coup plot.

    The group are accused of trying to prevent then vice-president Joyce Banda from coming to power last year, after the death of Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa floods, Mozambique 69 dead, 150,000 displaced so far in 2013

    By Mark | February 8, 2013

    UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

    Since October 2012, floods in Mozambique have killed a total of 97 people, of which 69 people have been killed since the major flooding began in January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawi: economic reforms bring hardships for public

    By JoeyA | January 9, 2013

    IRIN

    BLANTYRE, 9 January 2013 (IRIN) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged Malawians to stick with tough economic reforms during a recent three-day visit to the country, but measures recommended by the Fund and implemented by President Joyce Banda have been deeply unpopular with many citizens who can no longer afford basic goods and services. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Malawi:President began with swift action but economic woes making Malawians anxious

    By Tony | December 17, 2012

    Guardian

    Empty pumps and rising prices: politics as usual in Joyce Banda’s Malawi?

    Joyce Banda’s presidency began with swift action and decisive change, but economic woes are making some Malawians anxious. Read the rest of this entry »

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