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Malawi's new president inaugurated, calls for national sacrifice

Jul 07, 2020 - 7:30 AM

'We must have the courage to face and endure the pain if we ever want to enjoy wholeness as a nation,' says Lazarus Chakwera in a rousing speech after receiving the sword of command from the army general Peter Namathanga

INAUGURATED. Malawi President-elect Lazarus Chakwera shows the sword of office to the people after he received it from the Commander of the Malawi Defense Force, General Peter Namathanga, during his inauguration at the Kamuzu Baracks, the Malawi Defence Fore Headquarters, in Lilongwe on July 6, 2020. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Lazarus Chakwera wins a rerun of general elections, after the Constitutional Court overturned a May 2019 presidential election marred by widespread irregularities

NEW PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on June 20, 2020, Malawi's main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera arrives at Mtandire locations in the suburb of the capital Lilongwe for a rally. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP