Blantyre

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May 31st, 2014
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Malawi’s Mutharika wins presidential election Democratic Progressive Party’s leader garners 36.4 percent of vote defeating incumbent president in disputed election. Last updated: 31 May 2014 02:46 Peter Mutharika, the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party and brother of Malawi’s former leader, h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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Malawi: Malawi police on Monday arrested 11 people, including the former president’s brother and a serving minister, for an alleged coup plot, sparking violent protests. The group is accused of trying to prevent then vice president Joyce Banda from assuming power last year, after the death of preside...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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BLANTYRE, (AP) Public workers in Malawi, on strike demanding a 67 percent pay hike, have threatened to close the country’s airports. The government says it doesn’t have the money to meet the demands. “If government does not respond positively to our demands, civil aviation workers w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Malawi
Nov 13th, 2012
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Blantyre, Malawi – The son of Malawi’s ex-president Bakili Muluzi on Monday resigned as as economic planning minister after President Joyce Banda said he did not have what it takes to run for the highest office. “It is with enormous regret that I … resign from the post of minister o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 9th, 2012
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BLANTYRE — More than 10 percent of Malawi’s inhabitants will need food aid over the next few months following massive crop failure in the south, a report said Monday. The report said 1.63 million Malawians, out of a population of 13 million, would need food aid despite a bumper harvest of three...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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The Super Eagles will fly out of Nigeria to Malawi Thursday night aboard a chartered flight for Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Flames. Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the team would arrive in Blantyre, capital of Malawi, in the early hours of Friday, and would train o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2012
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has ordered the Super Eagles to use the last drain of their blood if the need arises to secure victory over the Flames of Malawi in this weekend’s World Cup qualifier in Blantyre. The chairman of the NFF’s Technical Sub-committee, Barrister Chris Gre...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 15th, 2012
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A highly sex-hungry man who collapsed and died while having sex with a prostitute was killed by “sexual sweetness” in Malawi, a police spokesperson said. Reports from Malawi alleged that Fletcher Jere picked the hooker from the Ndirande suburb of the capital, Blantyre, ‘to quench hi...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Steve Sharra Twenty years ago on March 8, 1992, Malawi’s Catholic bishops authored a pastoral letter which triggered a political revolution that removed the Malawi Congress Party, and president-for-life Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda, from power. They had ruled Malawi as a one-party state for thirty year...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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Blantyre – Malawi’s former president, who died of a heart attack earlier this month, has been buried after a funeral service that drew African leaders and thousands of Malawian mourners. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Armando Guebuza of Mozambique were among the heads...