Mutharika meets Zambia’s new leader Lungu in Addis

Malawi President Peter Mutharika met new President of neighbouring Zambia, Edgar Lungu in Addis Abbaba on Thursday during the African Union Heads of State Summit.

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and his Zambian counterpart Eggar Lungu met in Addis Abbaba

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and his Zambian counterpart Eggar Lungu met in Addis Abbaba

Lungu was inaugurated last week after being elected as Zambia’s sixth Head of State. The Malawi leader did not attend the inauguration in Lusaka.

The Zambian leader and Malawi’s President were among the elite of African politics and are expected to hold a number of bilateral talks with several other leaders.

Like Lungu, Mutharika is attending the AU Summit for the first time as Head of State after the May 2014 Tripartite Elections in which he emerged the winner.

The Summit is supposed to pay more focus on decision making and that the July meeting of the AU Member States would concentrate on monitoring and evaluation of the January decisions.

While the official theme of the African Union meeting is the women’s empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent.

African leaders are expected to elect Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to the organisation’s one-year rotating chair, replacing Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who last month celebrated the dropping of crimes against humanity charges against him at The Hague-based ICC, will again be lobbying other leaders to push for an alternative African court that will rival what he has branded the anti-African ICC.

African leaders will also discuss the economic recovery of countries affected by the Ebola virus, setting up a “solidarity fund” and planning a proposed African Centre for Disease Control.

Minister of Gender, Women and Children’s Affairs Patricia Kaliati is leading a team of women attending the Summit from Malawi.

President Mutharika is expected after fulfilling a number of engagements in Addis Ababa leave for Malawi on 1st February 2015.

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20 thoughts on “Mutharika meets Zambia’s new leader Lungu in Addis”

  1. Just a question? says:

    When you say Mtumbuka akulamulira pa Z, do you mean evry Mtumbuka wa pa Z ndi Mmalawi or on Earth every Mtumbuka has a Malawian descent? What about anaymata opalasa fumbi a pa Ndola and katete provinces? These are Chewas. There are also Chewas in Mozambique. The same question stands, is every Chewa a Malawian? Kalonga gawa Undi rules Chewas from Malawi, Mozambique and zambia. Do all these Chewas have Malawian discent, though we know that Chewas kwawo ndi kwa Kabila? rather Tumbukas always want to associate with anything that glitters? Just a question for some fellers like the Ujenis!

    1. Rambos says:

      Chitsiru iwe u r cluless n ignorant. U dnt knw the history of chewa people. God n learn amaravi kingdom, it ws nt atumbuka, yao or lomwes. Plz chewa ppl own the whole of mw some parts of moz n zambia. Chewa ppl chewarise the mw

  2. Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    Not emerged the winner but was forced onto us through vote thuggery (RIGGING), by using an insane MEC Chairman, Malopas , ndi dzitsiru zina nzina zosakonda Malawi Yu.

  3. libo says:

    Good mission Prof

  4. gule says:

    a summit of utter and totally pathetic losers. the blind leading the blind.

    1. Changalikandu Pwagu says:

      Yes! What do we achieve from these useless meetings? The blind leading the blind indeed.

  5. ujeni says:

    Kaliati goes everywhere where Pitala Mutharika jets to, mmmmmh! she goes there as a praise singer or as a fellow Lhomwe, why her all the time.

  6. ujeni says:

    Akumana, Mtumbuka kulamulira ku Zambia, Mozambican kulamulira ku poor small Malawi

  7. Hebrews says:

    Boma ilo! Aliponso wina????????????



  9. Wasalipa says:

    Peter is saying to Edgar: iwe mntumbuka ndiwovuta kwambiri, mpakana kukhala president mudziko la eni? Koma sindikudabwa kwambiri chifukwanso ine wa ku Mozambique ndikulamula ku Malawi….Africa woyeeee. Edgar Lungu amvekere: ONE Africa, ONE continent!

  10. Malawiana says:

    Mutharika, why didnt you go to the inauguration of your neighbour who is also Malawian by all definitions? You are poor at diplomacy Mutharika and you need to improve soonest to avoid reverting the country to the pariah days of Ngwazi.

  11. I will you good success as u r meeting at addisa Ababa in Ethopia for firsttime as u elected fiveth pres of Malawi and Zambian pre Edger Lungu as u elected a new sixth last week

  12. Chileshe says:

    HA! a meeting of Malawians huh?

  13. Patriot says:

    Lungu will be a much much much better president than that other guy.

  14. Maliseche says:

    Yewo aNgwazi!
    Kukaya kuno tikukufunani makora

  15. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Good that u have met your neighbour

  16. Fathi Alshdhaab says:

    for a change duscuds reall issues of Africa not worldbank or IMF

  17. Fathi Alshdhaab says:

    for a change duscuds reall iddues if Africa not worldbank ir imf.

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