Malawi’s president makes final plea for re-election in tight race

FILE PHOTO: President Peter Mutharika of Malawi addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) – Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week’s hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country. Former law professor Mutharika, 78, is trying to secure a second five-year term in Malawi, a southern African country heavily […]

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