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Banda Sworn In as Malawi’s President

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president, Joyce Banda, was sworn in as president Saturday following confirmation that President Bingu wa Mutharika died suddenly on Thursday. Ms. Banda, who becomes Malawi’s first female president, ascended to the presidency as mandated by the national constitution. She took the oath of office in the capital, Lilongwe. The Malian government officially confirmed […]

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Malawi Mourns Death of President Mutharika

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president Joyce Banda has called for calm as the nation mourns its late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died of a heart attack on Thursday. Ms. Banda told reporters Saturday that flags will be flown at half-staff and that broadcasters should play “somber” music for the next 10 days. Malawi State radio confirmed […]

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Malawi Confirms Death of President Mutharika

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi State radio is confirming President Bingu wa Mutharika is dead. Saturday’s official announcement follows multiple reports quoting medical and government sources on the president’s death. Mr. Mutharika was rushed to a hospital Thursday in the capital, Lilongwe, after falling ill at his home. On Friday, medical and government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

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Malawians Still Awaiting Word on President

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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MULUZI ACT PART 1, PART 2 in Dalet House Shared Friday VIDEO: see asset manager WEB: TYPE: CN )) Malawians are still waiting for official word about President Bingu wa Mutharika, amid multiple reports that the president has died. Mr. Mutharika was rushed to a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, on Thursday after falling ill […]

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Malawians Still Awaiting Word on President

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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MULUZI ACT PART 1, PART 2 in Dalet House Shared Friday VIDEO: WEB: TYPE: CN )) Malawians are still waiting for official word about President Bingu wa Mutharika, amid multiple reports that the president has died. Mr. Mutharika was rushed to a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, on Thursday after falling ill at his home. […]

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Reports: Malawian President Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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MULUZI ACT PART 1, PART 2 in Dalet House Shared Friday VIDEO: WEB: TYPE: CN )) Medical sources say Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after suffering a heart attack, but there has been no official announcement of his death. Diplomatic sources say the 78-year-old president collapsed after falling ill at his home in […]

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Reports: Malawian President Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Medical sources say Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after suffering a heart attack, but there has been no official announcement of his death. Diplomatic sources say the 78-year-old president collapsed after falling ill at his home in the capital, Lilongwe, on Thursday. He was rushed to a local hospital, where sources say he […]

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Reports: Malawian President Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Medical sources say Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after suffering a heart attack, but there has been no official announcement of his death. Diplomatic sources say he collapsed after taking ill at his home in Lilongwe, the capital, on Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital, where sources say he died. Mr. Mutharika […]

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Malawi’s President – in Power Since 2004

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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President Bingu wa Mutharika has ruled Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa, since 2004. The country was formerly known as Nyasaland. Mr. Mutharika is the head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which won a landslide victory in 2009 general elections and has the majority in parliament. An economist by education, Mr. Mutharika was […]

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Malawi President Hospitalized

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s vice president has asked the nation to pray for President Bingu wa Mutharika, who was rushed to a hospital in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday. Diplomatic sources say the 78-year-old leader collapsed earlier on Thursday after a suffering a heart problem. The government did not immediately confirm the illness or the president’s condition. In […]

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