Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dr Mutharika meets UN Secretary General

WITH THE POWER THAT BE: Malawi State President and AU Chairman holding talks with the world's most powerful man, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon in Ethiopia. Pic by William Malimero, Malawi News Agency.

By William Malimero

The global grouping of countries, the United Nations Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon has asked the newly elected African Union chairperson Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika to intervene in political conflicts taking place in Zimbabwe and Madagascar.

The UN chief, said this in an interview after an audience with Dr Mutharika on Saturday at African Union Secretariat on the sidelines of the 14th Ordinary Session of the African Union.

Moon said that he has a trust in Dr Mutharika’s experience and his ability to lead in various issues, hence his request.

“I know Dr Mutharika very well, he is able and mean it when he wants to achieve something, that is why I thought that he is the right person to put to rest political conflicts in the SADC region,” he said.

Meanwhile, State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has expressed concern over armed conflicts in some African countries which, he said, remained the biggest obstacle towards achieving prosperity and development in Africa.

Speaking in his acceptance speech soon after being elected AU Chairman, Dr Mutharika urged African countries to redouble their efforts to eliminate the conflicts and promote peace and security, democracy and good governance to ensure sustainable development of the continent.

Apart from the UN's Ban-ki-Moon, Dr Mutharika has also held secret talks with Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and Djibouti President Omar Ghelli among many other global leaders-Malawi News Agency.


  1. Congratulations President Bingu for being elected chairman of AU. Your election proves that great and visionary leadership can make Malawi and indeed Africa better!

  2. The chairmanship has come at the right time for Malawi. Just imagine, Malawi's flames hitting Algeria by 3 goals without reply, the world was shaken. Now Bingu taking the leadership of Africa. I know my home man, (we are from the same TA, just 2 villages between us) will leave a mark when his time is over.

    He is likely to take Mugabe and Rajolina head on until things are normalised in these countries. Congratulation a HOME.

  3. I am so proud of my president. Asa, it took 45 or so years to get this? congratulations. things are going well with the president, a new trophy wife, a new responsibility, what else can you ask for

  4. i think the president looks younger now that he has a younger wife. Congratulations Mr. President

  5. You, guys, are joking. Is Ban-ki-Moon the world's most powerful man?

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  7. when are you posting some more latest news? Are you running dry now?