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How Malawi Fed Its Own People

The New York Times

By JEFFREY D. SACHS

Published: April 19, 2012

 

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi died on April 5 of a heart attack at the age of 78. His countrymen, suffering a massive economic and political crisis, seem to have declared good riddance. Some of his rogue allies apparently tried to hold on to power after his death, but democracy prevailed with the installation of the vice president, Joyce Banda, to the presidency. President Banda inherits an acute crisis much of which was Mutharika’s making.

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Bingu wa Mutharika dies at 78 - from Washington Post

AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES -  Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika waves to supporters of his party in 2009 in Lilongwe during an electoral campaign. Mutharika died early on April 6 hours after the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack
AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika waves to supporters of his party in 2009 in Lilongwe during an electoral campaign. Mutharika died early on April 6 hours after the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack

Bingu wa Mutharika, an obscure economic minister who became the president of Malawi in 2004 and later brought his country to the brink of failure, died April 5. He was 78.  For More Information

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