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President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi is dead!

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    Malawi's President Mutharika treated for cardiac arrest



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    Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

    Mr Mutharika, 78, is said to be unconscious in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, after falling ill on Thursday morning.

    His wife Callista and his brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika are among those to have visited him.

    Accusations of economic mismanagement and nepotism have recently sparked violent protests against his rule.

    The president has also been embroiled in a bitter power struggle within his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

    A hospital source quoted by the Reuters news agency said there had been "panic" when the president was brought in.

    "His head was covered to hide his face as he was wheeled in on a wheelchair," another medical source told the agency.

    But a government spokeswoman, Patricia Kaliati, said she was unable to confirm that Mr Mutharika was in hospital.

    "What you are saying is news to me. I was with him this morning and I can tell you that he is alright," she told Reuters.

    There has been no official declaration yet that Mr Mutharika is too ill to continue as president - but under the terms of Malawi's constitution, the vice-president - Joyce Banda - takes over if the head of state is either incapacitated or dies.

    As more than half of Mr Mutharika's term is over, Ms Banda should serve out the remainder of his term as president, and no new elections are needed, according to the constitution.

    The BBC's Raphael Tenthani in Blantyre says that if this comes to pass, it would be a huge shake-up of Malawi's political establishment.

    She was elected as the country's vice-president alongside Mr Mutharika but they fell out after Peter Mutharika was named as the DPP's presidential candidate in 2014.

    Ms Banda was expelled from the DPP and formed her own People's Party.

    Bingu wa Mutharika came to power in a 2004 election. Soon afterwards, he dramatically abandoned his United Democratic Front party to form the DPP, after accusing leading UDF members of opposing his campaign against corruption.

    Since being re-elected with a large majority in 2009, critics allege he has demonstrated an increasingly authoritarian streak.

    The criticism has led to a souring in relations with major foreign aid donors, especially the United Kingdom.

    Last year, Mr Mutharika expelled the UK High Commissioner, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, after a leaked embassy cable quoted the diplomat as saying that the president could not tolerate criticism.

    The Malawian leader said he could not accept "insults" just because the UK was his country's largest aid donor.

    In response, the UK expelled the Malawian envoy to London and cut direct aid.

    Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 75% of the population living on less than $1 (60p) a day.

    The country has suffered shortages of fuel and foreign currency since the UK and other donors cancelled aid.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17628591



    LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after doctors at Kamuzu Central Hospital failed to resuscitate him when he suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day.

    The 78-year-old President was taken to the hospital in the capital Thursday morning after he reportedly

    collapsed.

    “The President has died,” said a top government official who declined to be named.

    First Lady Callista and three of Mutharika’s four children were at the hospital with the President.

    Others were his brother Peter and State House Chief of Staff Edward Sawerengera.

    HealthMinister Jean Kalirani and Police chief Peter Mukhito were also there.

    The news will inevitably lead to speculation about Malawi’s political future but the Constitution says Vice President takes over until the next elections.

    Wa Mutharika is a former World Bank official once heralded for his stewardship of a southern African country that is among the world’s poorest. In recent years, he has been accused of trampling on democratic rights.

    He first came to power in a 2004 election, and was overwhelmingly re-elected five years later.

    Elections are not due again in Malawi until 2014.


     
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    Kwanza andika maelezo yanayoeleweka, sio kukurupuka na haraka kibao..........................By the way yaliyomkuta Rais Bingu ni tatizo kama la yule mchezaji wa Bolton kitaalamu ni "cardiac arrest" yaani damu kushindwa kutembea na moyo kusimama, Hivyo basi yuko hospitali ya matibabu zaidi.
     
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    Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.
    Mr Mutharika, 78, is being treated in the intensive care unit in a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe after falling ill on Thursday morning.
    Several family and cabinet members, including his brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, are at the clinic.
    Accusations of economic mismanagement and nepotism have recently sparked violent protests against his rule.
    The president has also faced a bitter power struggle from within his Democratic Progressive Party.
    Mr Mutharika came to power in a 2004 election, and was re-elected with a large majority five years later.

    Source bbc news
     
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    nimemkumbuka fabrice muamba.
     
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    inasemekana kishafariki tayari
     
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    cardiac arrest kupona huku africa ni ngumu
     
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    LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after doctors at Kamuzu Central Hospital failed to resuscitate him when he suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day.

    The 78-year-old President was taken to the hospital in the capital Thursday morning after he reportedly

    collapsed.

    "The President has died," said a top government official who declined to be named.

    First Lady Callista and three of Mutharika's four children were at the hospital with the President.

    Others were his brother Peter and State House Chief of Staff Edward Sawerengera.

    HealthMinister Jean Kalirani and Police chief Peter Mukhito were also there.

    The news will inevitably lead to speculation about Malawi's political future but the Constitution says Vice President takes over until the next elections.

    Wa Mutharika is a former World Bank official once heralded for his stewardship of a southern African country that is among the world's poorest. In recent years, he has been accused of trampling on democratic rights.

    He first came to power in a 2004 election, and was overwhelmingly re-elected five years later.

    Elections are not due again in Malawi until 2014.

    news credit/source: malawidemocrat.com Bingu wa Mutharika is dead | The Malawi Democrat

     
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    Nimesoma mahali kuwa amevuta! RIP Bingu wa Mutharika
     
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    Hizi si tetesi tena, ni kweli kafariki dunia. Hapa ndipo utajua kwamba T.B. Joshua tabiri zake huwa za kweli. Wazimbabwe walidhani ni Mugabe, wao wakakataa kuwa hawakumtaja Mugabe. Majuzi kasema kifo chake kimekaribia zaidi.

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    Kama ni kweli ni huzuni, ingawa TB Joshua alitabiri kuhusu kifo cha Rais mmoja wa Afrika ndani ya siku 60 (kua nzia Feb. 9).
    Kuna thread juu ya unabii huo humu JF tangu mwezi Februari
     
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    RIP Mutharika!
     
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    RIP Bingu!
     
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    Hapana yupo ICU,
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    malawidemocrat.com​
    Bingu wa Mutharika is dead​
    2012-04-05 12:04:43 Jones Njew a​
    LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat)- Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has died after doctors atKamuzu Central Hospital failed to resuscitate him when he suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in theday. ​
    The 78-year-old President was taken to the hospital in the capital Thursday morning after hereportedly collapsed. "The President has died," said a top government official who declined to be named.First Lady Callista and three of Mutharika's four children were at the hospital with the President. Otherswere his brother Peter and State House Chief of Staff Edward Sawerengera. Health Minister Jean Kaliraniand Police chief Peter Mukhito were also there. The news will inevitably lead to speculation about Malawi'spolitical future but the Constitution says Vice President takes over until the next elections. Wa Mutharika isa former World Bank official once heralded for his stewardship of a southern African country that isamong the world's poorest. In recent years, he has been accused of trampling on democratic rights. Hefirst came to power in a 2004 election, and was overwhelmingly re-elected five years later. Elections are
    not due again in Malawi until 2014.
     
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    Apumzike kwa amani
     
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