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Bingu wa Mutharika

politician and economist

Bingu wa Mutharika (born Brightson Webster Ryson Thom; 24 February 1934 – 5 April 2012) was a Malawian politician and economist. He was President of Malawi from May 2004 until his death in April 2012. He was also President of the Democratic Progressive Party. He was also Chairperson of the African Union in 2010–2011.[1] He died of cardiac arrest in Lilongwe while in office on 5 April 2012, at age 78.

Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu Wa Mutharika - World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg
President of Malawi
In office
24 May 2004 – 5 April 2012
Vice President
Preceded byBakili Muluzi
Succeeded byJoyce Banda
8th Chairperson of the African Union
In office
31 January 2010 – 31 January 2011
Preceded byMuammar Gaddafi
Succeeded byTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Personal details
Born
Ryson Webster Thom

(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Thyolo, Nyasaland
Died5 April 2012(2012-04-05) (aged 78)
Lilongwe, Malawi
NationalityMalawian
Political partyDPP (2005–2012)
Other political
affiliations
UDF (Before 2005)
Spouse(s)
RelationsPeter Mutharika (brother)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
California Miramar University
ProfessionEconomist

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Britain reduces aid to Malawi over presidential jet". Reuters. Reuters. Reuters. Mar 10, 2010.