When Malawi's electoral commission released preliminary results showing President Banda a distant second in this weeks presidential race, she immediately discovered massive voting irregularities and declared the election null and void!
Banda has long been a favourite of the West, one of a supposed "new breed" of African leaders comfortable in their role as perpetual second-class citizens in the global village, unlike an earlier generation of self-styled freedom-fighters and anti-colonial agitators.
What's shocking is the absence of Canadian election observers on the ground in Malawi. I guess they're all busy in Ukraine this week. Doesn't the Harper gang care about democracy in Africa?
Does this have undertones of racism?
Or is it just because there are no significant numbers of Malawian-Canadians voting in the next Canadian election?