Malawi’s upside down flag at UN causes social media storm

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A purported Malawian flag at the United Nations headquarters in New York has become the centre of social media talk.

Malawi Flag UNMalawian netizens have since made a meal out of the flag which is hoisted upside down at the world stage at which President Peter Mutharika is currently for the UN General Assembly.

Commentators have mostly said that the flag being hoisted upside down is just symbolic of the state of things in the country.

However, some quarters have dismissed the poetic justice talk and have insisted that it is just a human error that led to the flag being held upside down and Malawians should stop reading too much into the error.

Other quarters still have dismissed the upside down flag as ‘fake news’, generated through image manipulation.

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  1. Every thing here in Malawi is UPSIDE DOOWN.
    Be it Education, Economy, Development, Democracy, Politics, Business, Security, Health etc
    So the UN is trying to tell the Malawi Nation the Truth in a POLITE way.
    What is UPRIGHT here is CASHGATE and KORA AKA SONO.

  2. THIS PROPER GRAPHICS MANIPULATION OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO. LOOK AT ALL THE ADJACENT FLAGS – IT IS THE TOP RIGHT CORNER THAT IS BENT DUE TO BLOWING WIND. BUT THE MALAWI FLAG HAS THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER BENT BY THE WIND. THIS MEANS SOMEONE DELIBERATELY TEMBERED WITH THE PHOTO AND PUT THE MALAWI FLAG UPSIDE DOWN. I CAN EASILY DO THE SAME TRICK TO ANY PHOTO. SHAME ON THE ONE WHO DID THIS.

  3. This author of the article surprises me a lot. I don’t see an issue here to raise an alarm. Mistakes are all over the world and are not of great concern. We have issues in this country worth publication for the development of our country but our cheap journalists are interested in issues that have no impact to this country and the world at large. No matter the flag was upside down still it represents Malawi. How did he he recognize it as Malawi’s Flag?

    I am very sorry for this author I hope school hasn’t done any good to him. We want pertinent issues and not issues of no significance to the nation. Even you Malawi 24, what do you think Malawi will benefit from this article? I am disappointed with you. Be resourceful so that you should publish articles that will change peoples’ mind.

    • This is news. Anywhere in the world it would have been terrible news. You are so pathetic indeed….This is news. A flag of Malawi was raise upsiden-down….The sun was no longer rising….that is news. Malawi flas tiptoed….thats news my brother/………..wa DPP iwe eti.,..?

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