Mutharika

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
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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
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
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Aug 12th, 2012
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by BENSON JACKSON TEKI Joyce Banda VIEWPOINT “Running affairs of the state is serious business.’’ – Bakili Muluzi, Malawi’s Head of State from 1994 -2004 Her Excellency the President, let me begin by bringing your attention to the fact that throughout civilization, people have vested their trust in t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 15th, 2012
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Malawi President Joyce Banda will not attend the African Union summit which was moved to Ethiopia after she said her country did not want to host Sudan’s leader, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges. Banda, who has been president since April, has been trying to woo bac...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 8th, 2012
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Malawian President Joyce Banda is dismantling the policies of her predecessor, which had stopped aid to one of Africa’s poorest nations and plunged the country into a political and fiscal crisis. It’s working. The International Monetary Fund on June 6 agreed to lend Africa’s second-biggest tea produc...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 7th, 2012
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Shoppers in Malawi have been scrambling to buy basic goods, fearing huge price rises after the currency was devalued by 50%. The BBC’s Raphael Tenthani in Blantyre says that many shops had run out of staple foods such as sugar, cooking oil and bread by the end of Monday. The kwacha was devalued...
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...