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Malawi’s new leader trained in church

International | Longtime pastor begins work on economic reform and fighting corruption
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/31/20, 12:45 pm

During his inauguration, Malawi’s Pentecostal pastor–turned-president said he came to serve, not rule. Adding that the nation must clear out the rubble caused by corruption before it can start to rebuild, Lazarus Chakwera promised to “challenge the leadership of the judiciary to do more to root out the culture of corruption and selective justice that has shipwrecked too many of our lowest courts.”

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Babies in waiting

Family | Infants born to surrogates are stuck in Ukraine
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/22/20, 04:17 pm

For 12 long seconds, dozens of swaddled newborns in rows of cribs formed a chorus of cries. The babies are among hundreds born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine whose biological parents cannot travel to get them because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leaked audio revives Ukraine focus on Biden

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/21/20, 11:09 am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday asked for an investigation into a recording of Joe Biden seemingly tying U.S. aid to the ousting of the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. The presumptive Democratic nominee for president has openly admitted that while serving as vice president he pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin by threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine.

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