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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 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 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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 16th, 2012
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Blantyre, Malawi – Police in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Sunday arrested 42 Ethiopians as they tried to flee to South Africa. Immigration Department spokesman Elack Banda said the refugees had fled the UNHCR-Malawi government-run Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the central district of Dowa. ‘We...
By benim
In Malawi
Nov 8th, 2012
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Law Society of Malawi says moratorium is an insult to parliament and that only legislature can make such changes Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, President Joyce Banda’s government suggested it wanted a moratorium on arrests of gay people. Photograph...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 10th, 2012
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Uche Igwe About a month ago, the world was awoken with the news of the death of the Malawian President, 78-year-old Professor Bingu wa Mutharika. He reportedly collapsed in his official residence on the 5 April and became unconscious after he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was thereafter rushed to the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 4th, 2012
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Blantyre – Malawian President Joyce Banda on Friday hinted she might act against a group of ministers who tried to block her rise to power following the death of her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika. Banda described as a “coup” the attempt to keep her from inheriting the presidency af...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2012
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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...