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Bingu wa Mutharika

Date of Birth: 24/02/1934
Place of Birth: Thyolo, Nyasaland
Died: 05/04/2012


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Oil and gas prospects fuel lake row

Tensions had been rising since October 2011, after the late Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika awarded British oil company Surestream Petroleum licences to conduct oil exploration in the lake...


A coarse debut

President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died in April, had been allocated a plush Zimbabwean commercial farm and became such an ardent apologist for Mugabe that Jonathan Moyo tried to blame his sudden death on yet another imperialist conspiracy...


The honeymoon’s over

The DPP expelled Banda in December 2010 along with the current Vice-President, Khumbo Hastings Kachali, for refusing to support President Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother, Peter Mutharika, as its presidential candidate...

When she took over as President after the sudden death of Bingu wa Mutharika, at least 100 members of parliament flocked to her side, mostly from his DPP...


Sata’s health and other scares

In order to help the transition in Malawi and ease the funeral arrangements for President Bingu wa Mutharika, he donated 3 million litres of fuel to alleviate temporarily the country’s chronic fuel shortage (see Feature, A long-distance run for Banda)...


A long-distance run for Banda

Banda, 62, founded the PP after the late President Bingu wa Mutharika (see Box, Three days in April) had her expelled from the then governing DPP for not endorsing Peter Mutharika as his successor for the 2014 election...

The DPP is not well suited to opposition, having fought only one election and been centred entirely on Bingu wa Mutharika in person...


Three days in April

President Bingu wa Mutharika’s heart stopped during a meeting on 5 April with a member of parliament, Agnes Penemulungu...


New leader, new broom

Joyce Banda, accepting promotion from Vice-President to President on the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, inaugurated her rule on 9 April by sacking the police chief, Peter Mukhito...


How Mutharika went wrong

Bingu wa Mutharika was Malawi’s third President, after Hastings Kamuzu Banda and Bakili Muluzi...


Pressure mounts on Mutharika

The former Attorney General, who served in President Bingu wa Mutharika’s first government, has called for the President’s resignation or impeachment for ‘incompetence and violation of the constitution’...


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