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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

Banda praised for Malawi's transition, but bumpy road ahead

Apr 08, 2012 - 10:56 PM

Malawi s new President Joyce Banda wins praise for keeping a young democracy on track but southern Africa s first woman leader must now put the brakes on an economic and diplomatic nosedive