Bingu wa Mutharika

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...
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Jul 22nd, 2013
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By Bongani Dumisani, IndepthAfrica Almost Ten Percent of Malawi’s 13 million people confront starvation due of poor yields of the main staple maize, extended dry periods and flooding, a report presented Saturday stated. “The amount of people who will not be able to meet their yearly food ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 12th, 2013
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Malawi: Malawi police on Monday arrested 11 people, including the former president’s brother and a serving minister, for an alleged coup plot, sparking violent protests. The group is accused of trying to prevent then vice president Joyce Banda from assuming power last year, after the death of preside...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 11th, 2013
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LILONGWE: Malawian police arrested four former cabinet ministers on Monday on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in April last year, police said. The four, who included the late Mutharika’s younger brother, Peter, were found by an officia...
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
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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 East Africa
Jan 30th, 2013
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BLANTYRE, Malawi — For sale, presidential jet, 15 years old. Perfect flying condition. $13.3 million. Contact Malawi for details. Cash-strapped Malawi on Monday announced that it will be inviting bids for President Joyce Banda’s jet, as it tries to raise much-needed revenue. “The Malawi g...
By IndepthAfrica
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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
Nov 13th, 2012
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Blantyre, Malawi – The son of Malawi’s ex-president Bakili Muluzi on Monday resigned as as economic planning minister after President Joyce Banda said he did not have what it takes to run for the highest office. “It is with enormous regret that I … resign from the post of minister o...