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Yearbook 1997

Malawi. According to Countryaah, the coalition government in Malawi had had difficulty operating since parts of the opposition left government work in 1996. These representatives announced in April that they were re-entering the job. President Bakili Muluzi dissolved the government in July to immediately reform it. The members of the opposition from the opposition who did not leave the government in 1996 were allowed to retain their positions during the conversion.

1997 Malawi

Malawi's former dictator Hastings Banda died in November in Johannesburg, South Africa, 99 years old. 100,000 Malawians had gathered in Malawi's capital Lilongwe to attend the five-hour funeral ceremony. The flag-draped coffin was taken to a new burial ground for presidents. The current President Bakili Muluzi, who deposed the now dead dictator in 1994, stated in his funeral speech that he had not opposed Banda personally but only fought against his one-party system.

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