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Monday, April 23, 2012

Sorrow for Malawi


Malawi's President, Bingu wa Mutharika, was buried today.  Thousands of Malawians traveled to Thyolo for the service that took place at Ndata farm.  He died at age 78 of a heart attack.  He was Malawi's President since 2004.  Malawi's Vice President, Joyce Banda, was sworn in as Malawi's first female president on April 7th, the day Bingu wa Mutharika's death was officially confirmed.  

Today was a day of mourning and remembrance here in Malawi.  My heart goes out to the people of Malawi and to Mutharika’s family.  My prayers are for the nation of Malawi and for the new leadership.  

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