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Mutharika was Africa Food Security Champion — EU

BRUSSELS: Despite alienating most Western donors, the European Union has hailed late Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika as a champion of food security in Africa.

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said this in a condolence statement to the government of Malawi issued on Saturday.

It says Prof. Mutharika will be remembered as a champion of food security in Africa and for his success in achieving national food security in Malawi.

“We wish to express the deepest condolences to the people of Malawi for the sudden passing of His Excellency President Bingu wa Mutharika.

“On this sad day, our thoughts are with the people of Malawi and the family of the President as they mourn the loss,” reads the EU statement.

The EU said Malawi has in the past 20 years become an example of democracy with its peaceful transitions of power and respect for the constitution and the outcome of elections.

“We express our hope that this tradition will be respected and that there will be a calm and peaceful transition of power in full respect of the provisions of the constitution,” said EU.—Zodiak Online

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0 #10 Ndauka! 2012-04-12 20:05
Quoting Mr C. J:
Why saying that now? You lebeled him a dictator, so let it be. Bt to my fellow Malawians, The hard times r here now bcoz these stupid whites they will take an advantage.

watch your languange C.J....stupid who? wopusa ndi iwe wemwe....wosamatchula anthu ena wopusa especially in chinenero chomwe akumva...ufuna wuchititse manyazi atsogoleri adziko lino eeti? kapena ukufuna Aid isabwere?
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+1 #9 VUWA 2012-04-10 20:41
Mr C.J is right. I am confused when Ma is asking where Mr C.J has been if Ma cant remember that the whites have been asking stupid demands like gay support, arresting Bashir which are satanic (sodom and gomorah if you go to church which i doubt reading from your writing) and destructive respeectively. To resist these studpit and barbaric demands it reqired someone who is strong enough and who can read from afar. am not saying JB is less that.... but its true that the whites will take advantage. on malawi having less to offer for whites to take advantage of, its this retrgressive kind of thinking that many african countries will remain second from western countries because we are failing to realise that the western countries have been playing this game left and right, small or big to remain super economies. I can seee your brain Ma is very small and very less convoluted, you cant read the game. its an economic game to make sure that poor econommies remain poor and small so that they remain powerful. they will use any strategies....open your eyes osamaganiza ngati nkhuku iyayi...
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+4 #8 RSA 2012-04-10 08:36
Munthalika will be remember for his developments in malawi for the time he has governed,lets not forget what Muluzi did to this country more kamuzu,Give credit where due. Its true and we have to accept what pple from outside are apreaciating on what muthalika achieved while his fellow malawians only look at his bad side.
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0 #7 Memory Kaziwa Banda 2012-04-09 10:49
While we may heap alot of blame on the late president,let me also stand to appreciate the food security that we have had under Bingu's reign,I have lived in my home land almost the rest of my years and have tested the reigns of the three presidents,Bing u stands to score high on food security and national security although fared badly on human right and other areas.We are yet to see what Amai will do to mend where things were not ok.She is woman of great experience but lets wait and see how things are going to be.Its too early to comment and all what we have to do is to pray that mother Malawi be restored to the right path that the late president started in his first term.RIP our leader and welcome our mum Her Excellency JB.
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0 #6 wb 2012-04-09 08:50
I respect bingu for good well done job for food security in malawi and whole africa. I hope this new leadership will do more than that.
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0 #5 samsom 2012-04-08 22:38
where i came from, there was no tap water.the late president bought us machines to pump water from a dam and purify before using it.i m grateful for what he did for us.
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0 #4 Mika Kumbire 2012-04-07 21:14
It does not make any difference for me. I have never benefitted from any government since the Kamuzu days. I don't give a wick even if the current president all the old died on the same day. What should it matter anyway. The same people are just changing positions within the same space.

I don't understand we Malawians! I think it's lack on entertainment or what? We choose the same people and expect different results? Where and when do we think these people can get new ideas?

Cry my beloved country. As long as continue putting the same people and group to power; forget any meaning change in governance. WE ARE GOOD AT CHANGING PARTIES BUT NO LEADERS!!
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0 #3 Ma 2012-04-07 16:04
Mr C.J if you have nothing to say then go to the toilet and let your anus speak.
Didnt the EU honour Bingu with so many awards for achieving food security? Where were you?

What will the white get adavntage of and do what to Malawi? Is it first time for malawi to have bilateral ties with donors? So you want these Jin Cho Ku uni to continue flooding our markets with their already worn out clothes?

Just mourn the your dead grany.......Majority are celebrating the fall of Haman........
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-2 #2 Mr C. J 2012-04-07 15:32
Why saying that now? You lebeled him a dictator, so let it be. Bt to my fellow Malawians, The hard times r here now bcoz these stupid whites they will take an advantage.
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+4 #1 nasson banda 2012-04-07 14:52
Give credit where due. Its true and we have to accept it.
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