Bingu

By IndepthAfrica
In IndepthAfrica
Jul 22nd, 2013
0 Comments
51 Views
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
May 3rd, 2012
0 Comments
18 Views
Blantyre – President Joyce Banda on Thursday sacked Malawi’s former first lady from a controversial job, in her latest purging of late president Bingu wa Mutharika’s allies. Banda’s office announced in a statement that well-known rights activist Dorothy Ngema will be the new c...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 1st, 2012
0 Comments
16 Views
Blantyre – Malawian President Joyce Banda, who took office on April 7 after her predecessor’s sudden death, said on Monday that the country’s agriculture-dominated economy was in a “total mess”. She also urged her Cabinet to speak frankly to the public about the severity...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 27th, 2012
0 Comments
20 Views
New Malawian President Joyce Banda has named her cabinet from several opposition parties, state radio said on Thursday, in a move to garner broad parliamentary support and woo donors back to the impoverished nation. Banda, who this week fired the central bank governor and earlier this month sacked th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2012
0 Comments
328 Views
Blantyre – Malawi’s former president, who died of a heart attack earlier this month, has been buried after a funeral service that drew African leaders and thousands of Malawian mourners. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Armando Guebuza of Mozambique were among the heads...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 23rd, 2012
0 Comments
20 Views
President Robert Mugabe yesterday left for Malawi for the burial of his ally, the late Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika. Wa Mutharika died of heart attack in a South African hospital two weeks ago. He was 78. Mugabe was accompanied by the First Lady Grace Mugabe, Foreign Affairs minister Simbara...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 15th, 2012
0 Comments
20 Views
By Nick Wright Malawi prides itself on being a peaceful, friendly and law-abiding country, but it is also well-known for occasional lurches in the opposite direction. The recent transfer of power, from President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on 5th April of a heart-attack, to his Vice-President, Joyce...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Mar 5th, 2012
0 Comments
34 Views
Lilongwe – Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has accused Western donors of funding an opposition protest movement that is challenging his increasingly tight grip over the impoverished southern African nation. In a speech broadcast on state radio late on Sunday, Mutharika also urged his suppor...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2012
0 Comments
13 Views
Johannesburg – Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika has promised to step down at the end of his current term in 2014, saying he is not a ruler for life, media reports said on Monday. “For the record collection, I am not a life president. Indeed I am alive, but I am not a life presi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2012
0 Comments
18 Views
Blantyre – Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi is seeking compensation from the government after he was accused four years ago of plotting a coup against his successor, his lawyer on said Thursday. Muluzi has accused the government of defamation and false arrest and imprisonment over the plot...