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2009 –  General elections were held in Malawi, Incumbent President Bingu wa Mutharika ran for re-election; his main opponent was John Tembo, the president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Five other candidates also participated. The election was won by Mutharika, who was re-elected to the Presidency with around two-thirds of the vote.

2014 – Joyce Banda was heavily defeated in the presidential election. She failed in an attempt to nullify the election. She did not attend the swearing-in of the winner, Peter Mutharika, but offered him her congratulations. She moved to live outside Malawi the beginning of 2014.


1998 –  A Congo military court sentenced Masasu Nindanga and Joseph Olenghankoy, opponents of Pres. Kabila, to jail terms of 20 and 15 years with no right of appeal.

1999 –  In Congo, the rebel Congolese Democratic Coalition named Emile Ilunga as their new leader.


1986 –  South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia


1568 – English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots 

2018 – Queen Elizabeth I grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon their marriage


1925 – Malcolm X African Americans human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha.

1942 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born Seattle, Washington.


1979 – Diego Forlán

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My Name is Michael Tembo, from Dowa District, Mkulula Chisomba Village, born on the 23 October 1994. I'm Christian, a member of the Malawi Assemblies of God. I grew up in Lilongwe where I went to school, in 2015 I completed my Malawi School Certificate of Education at which point I was selected for various Universities. As a proud Malawian, I am passionate about learning and growing businesses to support Malawi in becoming a great Nation. I'm currently the Regional Supervisor for, a news website for young Malawi' people.


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