Peter Mutharika

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...
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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
In East Africa
May 3rd, 2012
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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
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...
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Apr 2nd, 2012
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n IMF staff team, led by Mr. Tsidi Tsikata, concluded a two-week visit to Malawi today to conduct discussions for the 2012 Article IV consultation.1 The mission paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Bingu wa Mutharika, and held discussions with Minister Ken Lipenga (Finance and Development...