Benghazi Nickname Haunts Karonga

By Leonard Masauli-MANA Libya’s second populous city of Benghazi became infamous across the world for the killing of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens on September 11, 2012 in a terrorist attack. Stevens was killed in a US diplomatic compound in the city by members of Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.The attack was labeled ‘Battle of Benghazi’ and was widely covered by international media. In Malawi, Mwenilondo area in Karonga Central Constituency was nicknamed Benghazi during the 2014 Tripartite Elections following frequent…

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Three Killed in Karonga

Three people have died while others have sustained multiple injuries after the minibus they were travelling in overturned at Lulanga Immigration Road Block along Karonga-Mzuzu M1 Road. Confirming the accident  Karonga Police Officer In-Charge, Brenant Chitanda said the accident occurred on Wednesday around 8 am when the driver of the minibus registration number MJ 8958 failed to apply breaks due to excessive speeding. Chitanda said the driver whom he identified as Chimwemwe Mhango, 34, later failed to control the…

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