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Malawi

Bingu wa Mutharika

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


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Pre-emptive policing

The Human Rights Consultative Committee, Malawi Congress of Trade Unions and Public Affairs Committee organised the protest: President Bingu wa Mutharika had warned them ‘not to be inspired by Egypt’ and put 250 armed police on the streets...


Subsidising politics

Having bucked conventional wisdom on government subsidies to small farmers, President Bingu wa Mutharika staked his election chances on his Farm Input Subsidy Programme in the 2005 and 2009 elections and won decisively (AC Vol 50 No 23)...


What the doctor ordered

The biggest difference between Malawi’s current President, Bingu wa Mutharika, and his predecessor in diplomatic terms is loyalty to China...


Road builders

The Chinese government is also financing the construction of new schools, but opposition politicians note that a university and new secondary school have been selected for President Bingu wa Mutharika’s home district of Thyolo...


Stalemate in Seoul

South African President Jacob Zuma, Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika (Chairman of the African Union) and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (New Programme for African Development Chairman) led Africa’s delegation to the summit...


Tobacco and the forex puzzle

To judge by his speech, delivered in stentorian tones to the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September, President Bingu wa Mutharika is presiding over a new economic miracle...


Tobacco lobby meets in Swaziland

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) summit in Swaziland at the end of August, which President Bingu wa Mutharika attended, pledged to support tobacco growers around the world in opposing changes to the United Nations World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control...


Dog days in Lilongwe

When five dogs belonging to a white Zimbabwean couple, Dean and Helen van Schalhwal, savaged their 72-year-old watchman, Samson Chimdima, in Lilongwe last month, the incident escalated into a political furore drawing in President Bingu wa Mutharika...


Diplomacy by other means

Rarely does a week go by without front-page coverage in the state newspapers of Mugabe’s latest foray: greeting Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the Group of Fourteen meeting in Tehran, Iran, then a quick ‘shopover’ for Grace Mugabe in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; gatecrashing the World Economic Forum meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at which Mutambara and Tsvangirai were invited participants last month; a wedding party in Malawi with his ally President Bingu wa Mutharika; a visit to Senegal, ably facilitated by Ambassador Trudy Stevenson (nominated by the Movement for Democratic Change, MDC); and attending the World Cup kick-off in Soweto on 11 June...


ALEKE KADONAPHANI BANDA 1939–2010

Yet he should also earn credit for some of the policies that have created economic well-being under Bingu wa Mutharika, especially the fertiliser and seed subsidies which have massively boosted farm production...


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