Malawi's New President Chakwere Vows Unity to Fight Poverty

In an inauguration marking the first time a sitting African president was removed by a court-ordered election rerun, Lazarus Chakwere - a theologian - was sworn in on June 28. His inaugural address has promised a government that serves rather than rules; inspires rather than infuriates; "that fights for you and not against you". Amid public pride in Malawi about a peaceful transition, health professionals hope the new government will move to address the health emergency of COVID-19, which Chakwere did not mention in his speech.  

Dr. Dr. Lazarus Mccarthy Chakwera and Saulos Chilima taking oath as president and vice president of Malawi.


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