Saturday, December 3Malawi's top news source
Shadow

Why Bingu Wa Mutharika Administration Expelled Cochrane Dyte UK Envoy? History Repeat Itself

Share news to your friends

Malawi expels UK envoy over criticism of leadership

By Trim Chasweka Opinion

Malawi expelled the British envoy to the southern African country after he criticised its leadership as autocratic in a leaked diplomatic cable, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cochrane Dyte Wanted To Bring Tension To Malawi

The move defied warnings from London and will strain ties between Malawi and its former colonial ruler, a major aid donor to the poor country, which faces a freeze in foreign assistance over its hostility to homosexuals and a media crackdown.

British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet was given a formal letter of expulsion on Tuesday night, government spokesman Vuwa Kaunda told Reuters.

Truth pains, Put your house inorder before you point fingers to others

“Government has decided to expel High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet because the tone in the leaked cable was not diplomatic … Government has lost confidence in him,” he said.

Bingu Wa Mutharika

Malawi is a sovereign state

The European Union Delegation said it was “deeply concerned” and surprised at the expulsion.

Mere speculations on social media and perceived criticisms of the government coated Cochrane Dyte expulsion

“The European Union believes that the decision of the Government of Malawi, which is apparently based on unconfirmed media reports and perceived criticisms of the Government, is unjustified and inappropriate,” it said in a statement released in Lilongwe.

In London, the Foreign Office said it had nothing to add to an April 19 statement which stated that if Malawi pursued such action “there were likely to be consequences affecting the full range of issues in the bilateral relationship”.

Malawi’s Weekend Nation newspaper published excerpts of what it said was a March 2011 British diplomatic cable which said President Bingu wa Mutharika was “becoming ever more autocratic and intolerant of criticism”.

Diplomatic sources at the British mission confirmed the authenticity of the cable.

History repeat it self

Mutharika has been heavily criticised by rights groups for trying to suppress free speech.

Malawi’s government is heavily dependent on foreign aid, with donor funding normally accounting for more than 40 percent of official receipts.

Concerned citizen Trim Chasweka my opinion

Related News
DoDMA’S IPDC MUST BE INVESTIGATED OVER THE UNPROCEDURAL AND BIASED AWARDMENT OF CONTRACT.

Story by a concerned bidder Yamikani Nicholas Kachingwe. The Department of Disaster Management(DoDMA) an institution under the office of the Read more

Religious Faith Are Masters Of Pastoral Letters And Corruption

Malawian churches are the masters of pastoral letters. Both CCAP and Catholics are well known for producing the best pastoral Read more

ACB And Ombudsman Is Totally Different Analyst Tells Martha Chizuma

By Chikuluwaza Political Contributor Resign is better than being fired In fact ACB is totally different from Ombudsman where Martha Read more

LAWYER ACCUSE CHAKWERA AND MCP GOVERNMENT OF KICKING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

Counsel Khumbo Soko Writes: That the Constitutional right to freedom of expression covers even the right to publish offensive material Read more

Sattar Is Just A Sheer Scapegoat, Curing Symptom To Temporarily Hide The Pain

By Apawo Kwayera WHY BASHING SATTAR IS JUST CURING SYMPOTOMS Social media activists—mostly Idriss Ali Nassah, Onjezani Kenani, Joshua Mbere Read more

Martha Chizuma Isn’t Above The Law, Let Legality And Constitutionalism Prevail

Opinion by James Kayuni, student of law at University of Nairobi in Kenya. There is, of course, something questionable about Read more

Under Chizuma’s Leadership, Is There Anything Tangible ACB Can Show?

By Attwell Chilangambwa Soon, Martha Chizuma's contract as the boss at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will be expiring and debate Read more

Is jealousy, personal vendetta driving Malawi social media influencers hatred against businessman Sattar?

If you read what people such as Onjezani Kenani, Kondwani Munthali, Idris Ali Nassah and Joshua Mbele posts on social Read more

NCA Report Against Sattar Is A Hearsay No Proof Of Evidence, Sattar’s Lawyers Ready To Challenge In Court

By Jivason Kazipatike I have seen extracts of a document purported to have been filed by National Crimes Agency in Read more

Sattar Case, Names Mentioned Are Mistaken, Hearsay And Scapegoat

By Nzondi Lungu Opinion Alot has been said, we are even scared to comment because you will say either we Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *