Ministerial Covid deaths weaken President Chakwera

Malawian head of state Lazarus Chakwera.
Malawian head of state Lazarus Chakwera. © Golden Matonga/EFE/Newscom/MaxPPP
President Chakwera, whose governing coalition was already in troubled waters, lost two ministers and a permanent secretary to Covid-19 in a matter of days this week. One of them, Sidik Mia, was his party's number two and a major financial backer. [...] (347 words)
Issue dated 18/01/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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