List of heads of state of Malawi

By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Malawi’s President Joyce Banda on Friday released 377 prisoners to mark 48 years of independence from Britain, but left child rapists to “die” behind bars. Most of the inmates released had “served at least half of their prison sentences with good behaviour and were not convict...
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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
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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...
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May 2nd, 2012
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Aubrey Masango As South Africa reaches the 18-year mark as a democracy, many questions are surfacing. Questions like: What is freedom? Are we experiencing it and is there cause for celebration? Perhaps the answers lie in the examination of our relationships rather than the systems and structures of g...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 1st, 2012
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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
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Apr 26th, 2012
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Johannesburg – The new president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will visit President Jacob Zuma in South Africa on Freedom Day, the government said on Thursday. This would be Banda’s first official visit to South Africa following her inauguration as president earlier in April. Banda was inaugura...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2012
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Johannesburg – The remains of former Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika will be taken to his home country this weekend, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Friday. Spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said the remains would be flown from the Waterkloof Air Force Base on Saturday. “The f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2012
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When the Malawian government dithered in announcing President Bingu wa Mutharika’s death on Thursday, anxious citizens feared the worst. A struggle for power would plunge Malawi even further into turmoil. But now as Joyce Banda assumes Mutharika’s mantle – and with it the country’s woes – she i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Malawi’s new President Joyce Banda has sacked the country’s police chief Peter Mukhito, state media have reported. Ms Banda was sworn into office on Saturday following the death last week of President Bingu wa Mutharika. She had been vice-president since 2009, but had fallen out with Mr M...