Malawi opposition leader sworn in as president

Malawi’s opposition leader has been sworn in as president, marking a landmark result in African politics.
Lazarus Chakwera won the rerun of the presidential election with just less than 59 percent of the vote.
But the new leader faces many challenges.
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports.

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81 thoughts on “Malawi opposition leader sworn in as president

  1. Thùy Linh Phạm Reply

    they look so dark.

    • Mystery Man Reply

      Black people in Africa, so surprising, isn’t it.😂😂
      Like seeing an asian person in China.😂😂

    • Ni mimi Reply

      It’s because God with love made us that way. And we love it by the way, I wouldn’t want to be any other color.

    • Midori Reply

      @Ni mimi YES! And He sure did make something beautiful 😊💙

    • Doreen Esther Reply

      @Mystery Man this is a good one. You have lit up my day with laughter🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣You will live long in the mighty name of Jesus Christ 🙏

    • Doreen Esther Reply

      Thùy Linh Pham, do you even know you skin colour/complexion?? Go stand under the sun you will change into a different colour… are you a chameleon?🤷‍♀️ We are dark but come rain,sunshine,snow we remain the same and recognize ourselves. How about you???? We are poor because your forefathers and yourself are still stealing from us. The phone or device you used to share you nonsense has a mineral that stole a 6yrs old child’s joy in Congo. And you are here showcasing your identitilessness.

  2. my93vr4 Reply

    we don’t care

    • Merciful Reply

      No one told you to care

    • Mystery Man Reply

      Who are you to speak in someone else’s name.
      You have no right to that.
      Some do care if the situation for innocent people is going to change or not, do not speak in the name of those.

    • my93vr4 Reply

      @Mystery Man we still don’t care

    • highly favored Reply

      You don’t care yet you watched the video and made a comment

  3. Jayan Wexby Reply


  4. Jayan Wexby Reply

    I guess there’s no coronavirus in Malawi

    • Soc Beza Reply


  5. arambaii meitei Reply

    Great speech but after some months, he will also become king of corruption

    • bill tev Reply

      Give him a chance Africa is changing

  6. D J BLACK Reply

    In the beginning they will start working but the western leaders will start warning him and that is where he will start the corrupt life

    • Luso Langa Reply

      D J BLACK Actually the UN representative to Malawi was already taking side of the corrupt President we did not want in the entire process. But when they saw that Malawians did not want the former president they changed. These international bodies and western countries support the corrupt government and don’t care of the plight of the people.

  7. james mani Reply

    Praise the Lord God bless president ♥️ Love from India

  8. Mmetla Mosimane Reply

    African leaders speak better English than European leaders

    • Fahad Faraj Reply

      Is that important? Its just a sign of mental slavery

    • Shepy Shepy Reply

      That is all they do before they loot.

    • Mr. .T Reply

      No need for English. .Europeans speak their languages my friend. ..they are not silly

  9. Tapiwa Lexis Reply

    They can create more jobs by bringing in more tourists 🙏🏾! Make Malawi more modern and Fun and develop it ! Just like South Africa or nigeria and Ghana.

    • Mercy Banda Reply

      Well said , thank you

    • Dunzy Reply

      When you mean tourists, they shouldn’t be Chinese. These guys are scavengers who hate Africans.

    • Quetzalcoatl Reply

      Not just tourists but also adding value to raw material. Instead of producing raw cotton turn some of the cotton to textile etc. A GDP per capita of $367 is unacceptable in such a modern economy. The president is either corrupt or low IQ if he can’t get the GDP per capita to $3000 in 20 years. It’s as simple as having a plan for the economic development and get the people organized. It’s about leaders showing leadership like kagame in Rwanda, whose GDP has increase by a factor of 2 since 2010 while malawi GDP has fallen below Rwanda despite having highervpopulation and a higher GDP in 2010. He is a horrible president.

    • Mercy Banda Reply

      @Dunzy I had to laugh🤣🤣, yes not them .

  10. JJ IMgos Reply

    Akon said it ,old parties will vanish soon ,viva Malawi viva pasi nema old people, love from Zimbabwe.

  11. Jarrod Yuki Reply

    its ok to hold the government accountable but i hate people who expect the government to be perfectly accountable.

  12. Pallaso Gunny Reply

    Uganda next, dictator museveni must goooooo

    • Doc Man Reply

      Yes! Africa will be a beacon of democracy!

    • Madalitso Morris Reply

      Mnangagwa next

    • Titi1324 Kiki13 Reply

      Museveni and ISAYAS are only Remaining Old Dictators. Soon they will be in Jail for Remaining of their lives.

    • Doreen Esther Reply

      @Pallaso Gunny, that is what I pray for. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • AM BLESSED. AMEN Reply

      KENYA OLD dictators and thieves must go.

  13. usherz best Reply

    They come and go .Its a game you win you loose Congratulations its your time too .Lets see what you bring the nation God bless you

  14. Isaac Kanyo Reply

    I hope he ain’t a puppet

  15. masange moyo Reply

    Let’s hope the dictator ED is watching , is he not ashamed?

  16. Truth Keeper Films Reply

    All leaders today are all talk.. all corrupt.. all murders with innocent blood on their hands. Nothing ever gets done.

  17. Paul Apollonio Reply

    Boy I wish the folks down here in Alabama would speak English as well as the President of Malawi. {Greetings from Selma where you can hear 10 conversations in the Walmart and not understand one of them.}

    • joyce ngonyo Reply


    • etos butch Reply

      Your are funny😄😄😄

  18. harry manwel Reply

    is that Aljazeera news now ? supporting terror and pretend like yo did nothing

  19. Emmanuel Galanza Reply

    May the Lord God empowered you with His Spirit so that you may rule your country according to Gods will. Love from Philippines.

  20. True North Strong and Free Reply

    Another one bites the dust!…The Chinese government will soon engage Malawi on joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) a mechanism aimed at fostering development around the world………Check out the recent news about the railway line in Kenya!…..surprise…it’s illegal!

  21. Lugubriously Reply

    What a remarkable speech.

  22. Ali hiji iddi Reply

    Malawi 🇲🇼 💀👹🔥❌❌❌

  23. Quetzalcoatl Reply

    The GDP per of capita of Malawi is $367. The man has failed already. if you can’t get your gdp per capita to around $5000 will all the resource around you, you should just back down. This president is clearly either corrupt or low IQ.

    • Stanley Tinga Reply

      You’re typically an idiot with no sense of economic insight. You think stating GDP per capita without a complete evaluation of Malawi in regards to natural resources and its history of economics since 1890 makes your argument hold water? Malawi is roughly 100,000 km2, with a population of 18 million. The country is hampered by lack of natural resources or a coastline, a huge setback for its economic development. Its geography which was carved out by the British in the Berlin conference is mostly to blame for its woes, and its low amount of natural resources is also a blow. Your arguements on IQ still reflect that you belong to the dregs of civilisation. Argue with facts, not your emotional convictions.

  24. anc Ayre Reply

    Don’t let bill gates in there !!! Or China ! They will end the good days !!! Protect yur children ! Keep yur country Christian ✝️

    • highly favored Reply

      I’m sorry to say it’s too late. The Chinese have already infiltrated the country. Gates Foundation is already thee with Rihanna giving free immunizations to children and most of them develop some type of deformity after takimg them.

    • Mercy Banda Reply

      @highly favored on my God this is shocking. Anyway but it’s not too to be strict and check closely what’s in what they give to children. Corner their organisation in Malawi

  25. Jasper Etale Reply

    Lest we forget. Remember Frederick Chiluba in neighboring Zambia. History repeats itself but who learns?

    • highly favored Reply

      That was Zambia, this is Malawi

  26. Harrison Etuku Reply

    Kenyan politicians can you learn from Malawi.. Where anybody anywhere can lead the nation, forget about,your founder father’s history… Churches can you take the lead now?

  27. Susan Diane Howell Reply

    “For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

    Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone?

    Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

    If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

    Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

    Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat;

    Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them.

    Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

    – 3 Nephi 14:8-21, The Book of Mormon

  28. TakeMeBackto 2019 Reply

    Is there no Corona cases in Malawi?social distancing is out of the door.African leaders with empty promises

  29. etos butch Reply

    All this foreign media should stop labeling Africa poor countries. African leaders should invest in human resources ,Malawi is endowed with large reserves in uranium bauxite and rare earth minerals. Where is the money from uranium mining? Corruption and western collaboration is destroying the children of Africa.

  30. Jimmy Romani Reply

    Congratulations president of malawi

  31. Benaiah Benaiah Reply

    Mr Chakwera, suspend all foreign trips for the first year of your rule, study your internal problems and solve them with locally found solutions as much as you can, avoid Chinese quick fixes, receive outside visitors.. ..encourage your pipo to tackle food issues, by helping farming to rise, both subsistence and commercial open nd truthful…Love from Zim/UK…I love Malawi since 2017…but now I have renewed hope of a better future there….Woyee..

  32. benyam tsegaye Reply

    Congratulation malawi people from ethiopian

  33. Tammy Kaocha Reply

    speaks fluently, God bless him

  34. Tammy Kaocha Reply

    apply your Christian values, love from Zimbabwe resident in UK

  35. Tammy Kaocha Reply

    please deliver as u promised, nation be depending on u

  36. Victoria Ghee-Fyfe MA, BSc Reply

    Am praying for you

  37. Davie Kavala Reply

    Please dont listen to this failure called Atupele Muluzi

  38. Debabrata Sahoo Reply

    It is the gift of Malawi people and hope improve relationship between India and Malawi

  39. MsDboyy Reply

    What’s up with his accent ??? He sounds like he is from the USA not Africa 🤷‍♂️

    • hairware Line Reply

      He study in U.S.A

  40. Agostinho Aurelio Reply


  41. Mr. .T Reply

    Malawi u have made history congratulations 👊 .museveni must fall now and let Ugandans enjoy freedom. ..

  42. Titia Mzyopa Reply

    Oh please Mr, what mistake! Learn to accept defeat.

  43. Mpho Dlamini Reply

    Next is Chamisa😭😭

    • Simswills Banda Reply

      Ohhhh yessss,we need him to reform Zimbabwe

  44. Evelyn Manyowa Reply

    Zimbabwe2023 ED must go

  45. pandabear4565 Reply

    Wow. He is a very good speaker

  46. Samson Gama Reply

    Big up Africa …we all need change..big up Malawi

  47. Evans John Arek Reply

    He speaks like Martin Luther King jr. He sounds very reformist.

  48. Simswills Banda Reply

    Indeed,we people of GOD we prayed and prayed for quiet a long period asking Him to give us the ‘THE GOD FEARING PRESIDENT ” so that the poor Malawian citizens must be protected and respected then enjoy the fruits of Malawi,which had been for a long time enjoyed by very few people, “Two families” as well as one province,of two tribes. “OOOHH GOD YOU ARE INDEED A LISTENING GOD, Be with Dr.Lazarus Chakwela and his vice Dr.Saulos Chilima to focus on developing Malawi in all four provinces without favour so that we may truly see the new MALAWI,” THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA ” Which our first ,father and founder of the Malawi Nation, late Dr. HASTINGS KAMUZU BANDA laid a foundation of many developments. However since his death, there’s nothing we can point being done in our poor Malawian,apart from corruption, murder of Albinoism, self enrichment, driving of most expensive cars in Africa by the two families ” MAUL UZI and MUTHALIKA’s. Whilst Malawi has very poor roads,people living without food, jobs,no good hospitals,Doctors, Teachers,Soldiers,living very poor live due to poor salaries. We need to see our youth starting being employed than flocking to SOUTH AFRICA, looking for better life. IN JESUS’ NAME FATHER WE HUMBLY HONOURS YOU… AMEEEN

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