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President and predecessor meet to ease political tension

Talks are underway in Malawi aimed at easing tensions between President Bingu wa Mutharika and his predecessor, Bakili Muluzi. Analysts say one of the main reasons for the divisions in the party has been Mutharika’s tough stance against graft, which has seen six UDF officials arrested on charges of corruption and fraud since he took office in May. They note that the UDF has effectively been split into two camps: one supportive of Mutharika’s anti-corruption drive and the other loyal to Muluzi, who retains chairmanship of the party. Full Story

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