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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Just a question?
Just a question?
5 years ago

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!

Rambos
5 years ago

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

Callister Daniel Phiri
Callister Daniel Phiri
5 years ago

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.

libo
libo
5 years ago

Good mission Prof

gule
gule
5 years ago

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

Changalikandu Pwagu
Changalikandu Pwagu
5 years ago
Reply to  gule

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

ujeni
5 years ago

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.

ujeni
5 years ago

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

Hebrews
Hebrews
5 years ago

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

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
5 years ago

TAHNKS AU AT ADDIS HOUSE THAT MALAWI PRESIDENT HAS MET THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT.

ZIKOMO MLUNGU.

Wasalipa
Wasalipa
5 years ago

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!

Malawiana
Malawiana
5 years ago

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.

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