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Chakwera's travels and travails

There's no let-up in popular anger with the President's trips abroad, while the government mends fences with the IMF

Nobody was surprised to see President Lazarus Chakwera's motorcade loudly booed as it swooped past motorists languishing in long queues for scarce petrol on the weekend of 3-4 November. Chakwera was accompanying his Vice-President Saulos Chilima to a charity golf tournament, the picture symbolising for many Malawians the gulf between them and their leaders.

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