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Malawi’s president cuts short Tanzania visit over women protest

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Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has cut short his visit to Tanzania to attend to planned protests organised by women in his country against gender balance in government appointments.

His departure came a day before his scheduled departure date.

President Chawera was seen off by his host President John Magufuli on Thursday.

 

Malawi’s Women Manifesto Movement is planning protests against President Chakwera’s failure to meet the 60:40 gender requirement in public appointments.

The demonstrations have been scheduled for Friday.

The president had in an address last week to mark his first 100 days in office said he needed more time to achieve the required gender balance.

 

Source: BBC

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