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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