SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former Osceola resident hopes to use his U.S. education and his celebrity in his home country to win a seat in Malawi's parliament.
Allan Ngumuya's (guh-MOY-uh's ) was a popular gospel singer in Malawi before he moved to South Bend in 1998. He's earned three college degrees here and tells the South Bend Tribune he now hopes to use his U.S. experience to win a seat in his homeland's 194-person legislature.
Ngumuya says he's running as an independent because Malawi's politicians have placed their parties above the nation's interests. The election is May 20.
The country in southeast Africa is riddled with poverty and highly dependent on foreign aid.
Ngumuya moved back to Malawi in 2010. His wife and their three sons still live in Osceola.
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