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Last Updated: 22 May 2014
This Sunday, May 17, 2009, a group of people gathered at Goma Primary School in Chikwawa. The bicycle parade to Mgabu Trading Centre, as one way of sensitizing people about the beauty of taking part in national elections, was taking too long to start.. ..Full Story
Malawi̢۪s newly sworn in parliament will operate at the president̢۪s New State House residence, magnifying the long-held fears that the country had a thin line between the legislative and the executive branches of government.. ..Full Story
Malawi̢۪s newly sworn in president, Bingu wa Mutharika, made history by hand picking Joyce Banda to be his Democratic Progressive Party̢۪s (DPP) running mate in the just ended presidential race.. ..Full Story
Malawians are congratulating themselves this week on one of the most peaceful, well organised elections in Africa – truly a model for the continent, if not for the world.. ..Full Story
President Bingu wa Mutharika's inaugural speech made on 22 May 2009 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Malawi... ..Full Story
President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi appears set to win re-election in polls marred by what monitoring groups have described as the "unashamed bias" of state radio and television during the election campaign.. ..Full Story
Profile of Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika : He was born at Chisoka school in Kamoto village in Thyolo district on February 24, 1934. He was formerly known as Brightson Webster Ryson Thom but his name was changed to Bingu because he was born during rainy season when there was a lot of thunder. Thunder means bingu in Malawi local language.. ..Full Story
Malawians are voting Tuesday in parliamentary and presidential elections. Leading presidential candidates are incumbent President Bingu wa Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and John Tembo who heads a coalition of the Malawi Congress Party and United Democratic Front party.. ..Full Story
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