Written by STANLEY KATENGEZA
LILONGWE (MaraPost)—Youthful, determined and courageous Henry Mvula on Thursday became the first notable young person to win the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentary primary elections. He will be representing DPP in Lilongwe Mapuyu North Constituency in the forthcoming 2014 tripartite elections.
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Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
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On Saturday on Talk To Al Jazeera, embattled Malawian president Joyce Banda denied that, 18 months into office, she has failed with regard to fighting corruption.
Not directly elected to her office, Banda assumed the presidency of Malawi last year when her predecessor suddenly died of a heart attack. But she is leading a democracy and next year, the people of Malawi will decide if Banda will remain president. Despite promises to clean up corruption, new scandals have surfaced. In September, an accountant in her office was found with $3274.40 in his home. Later an official with the environment ministry was found with $311,068 in his car. Then, the country's budget director - her point man in dealing with government funds - was shot three times in the head. No one knows who tried to kill him but he survived and is in a hospital in South Africa.
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Nigerian flamboyant prophet TB Joshua has slammed Presidents who visit his Synagogue Church of all Nations but do not practise what he advises them to do according to God’s will.
Malawian President Joyce Banda is among African leaders who have been to TB Joshua and is on record to have described the Nigerian prophet as her “spiritual father.”
Banda said she has been visiting Nigeria to worship at Prophet TB Joshua’s temple as “a follower of God”.
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A serious leadership wrangle promises to halt efforts on the constitution of an electoral alliance between the opposition Democratic Progress Party (DPP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) with the view of winning the May 2014 tripartite elections.