Joyce 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
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Jul 9th, 2013
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By M.B.O Owolowo Philanthropy can be defined as the altruistic concern for human beings, as manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons or to institutions advancing human welfare. Based on the above definition of philanthropy, how many notable philanthropists can we easily id...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 3rd, 2013
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by Christopher Rutledge AS THE leaders of Africa gathered 50 years after the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Africans went about their daily struggle to put food on the table. I was starkly reminded of the widening gap between Africa’s political and economic elites and the people...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 11th, 2013
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IndepthAfrica – The President of Malawi has given Madonna an astonishing verbal slap down in which she accuses the pop star of coming close to ‘blackmailing’ the impoverished African country. A statement issued today in the name of Malawi’s President Joyce Banda accuses the ‘u...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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by Simon Barber, AS CHINA’s President Xi Jinping was noninterferingly signing deals in Africa last week on his first overseas foray as head of state, his American counterpart, Barack Obama, had four African leaders around to the White House for a pat on the back and a quiet chat about democracy, gove...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cape Verde
Mar 28th, 2013
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Today President Obama welcomed President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House. The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared de...
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
In East Africa
Feb 20th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Striking state workers in Malawi on Wednesday closed the main international airport in the capital Lilongwe over demands for better pay, piling pressure on President Joyce Banda who took office last year pledging painful economic reforms. Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines cancell...