Banda

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2014
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by Mabvuto Banda, Inter Press Service Malawi’s President Joyce Banda has vowed to get to the bottom of a corruption scandal where more than 100 million dollars were suspected to have been looted from the government since 2006. She is currently campaigning ahead of the country’s May tripartite electio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 28th, 2013
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Michael Sata came to power in Zambia with a promise to root out corruption at the highest level, and it doesn’t get much higher than the arrest this week of former president Rupiah Banda, who stands accused of plundering $11 million from dodgy Nigeria contracts. But Banda also happens to be one of Sa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 26th, 2013
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LUSAKA: Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of abuse of power linked to an oil contract signed while he was in office. He was arrested on Monday after being questioned by investigators over his role in a deal with a Nigerian firm. “No my Lord, I deny ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2013
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  Zambia has arrested former President Rupiah Banda for abuse of authority over a Nigerian oil deal. Mr Banda last week appeared before an official panel to answer allegations of corruption. The allegations relate to the three years in charge of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Mr Banda h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 16th, 2013
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The Zambian Parliament has removed the legal immunity of former President Rupiah Banda to enable the government to take him to court and answer charges of alleged abuse of office and corruption. The rushed manner in which the motion to remove President Banda’s immunity has left a big cloud of doubt o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 24th, 2013
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Mrs Mutharika also went after Joyce Banda for saying that that there’s hunger in the country claiming there’s maize but the citizenry doesn’t have the money to buy it. “There’s no hunger in Malawi. How can one say there’s hunger when there’re no maize imports...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 18th, 2013
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By Jimmy Kainja Last October the president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, told European Union delegates in Brussels that she was ready to sacrifice her political career for economic reforms in the country. Banda was mainly referring to a 40 percent currency devaluation that her administration implemented a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 14th, 2013
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By Joel Chirwa President Joyce Banda of Malawi says her government will review laws governing mining sector to resuscitate the sector which critics say is fraught with challenges that have made the country benefit little from the extraction industry. In her recent state of the nation address, Banda s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2012
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By Alex Vines, Chatham House (London) column ‘We have a prediction problem. We love to predict things – and we aren’t very good at it.’ These are the words of the statistician superstar Nate Silver, one of the few men in the world who actually does not have a prediction proble...
By IndepthAfrica
In Malawi
Sep 28th, 2012
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Malawi’s President Joyce Banda says her country isn’t ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation. Banda, Africa’s second female head of state, told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that the...