ARTICLES RELATING TO BINGU WA MUTHARIKA

Malawi diplomat designate called Mugabe 'idiot' - report

2014-10-30 14:27

Diplomatic ties between Lilongwe and Harare are likely to face a blow after President Peter Mutharika appointed a man who once described President Robert Mugabe as an “idiot” to be the new ambassador to Zimbabwe.

Malawi makes progress after graft scandal

2014-04-04 08:46

The IMF says Malawi has made progress after a massive government corruption last year, but urged action to bring soaring prices under control.

Giant corruption trial kicks off in Malawi

2014-01-30 07:32

A senior Malawian civil servant and two construction executives have gone on trial for corruption, the first of dozens charged in the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history.

Graft scandal: Malawi leader gets death threats

2013-10-22 07:56

Malawi President Joyce Banda has received death threats since the uncovering of a high-level fraud scandal that forced her to dissolve the cabinet, the country’s information minister says.

Malawi tobacco earnings double to $361m

2013-09-11 18:02

Malawi has earned $361m from tobacco sales this year, helping ease the country's normally tight foreign exchange situation less than a year ahead an election.

Malawi exports migrant workers to S Korea

2013-06-11 10:06

Tens of thousands of Malawians are set to go to South Korea under a controversial employment scheme launched by President Joyce Banda to beat joblessness in the southern African country.

Malawi sells presidential jet for $15m

2013-05-22 12:02

Malawi's luxury presidential jet, bought by late leader Bingu wa Mutharika, has been sold for $15m to raise cash for the country, a government official says.

Malawi 'wobbles under Joyce Banda'

2013-03-28 09:02

Almost a year after Joyce Banda rolled into office as Malawi’s first female president, analysts and activists are asking whether she is doing a better job than her predecessor Bingi Wa Mutharika.

Malawi arrests more alleged coup plotters

2013-03-11 19:14

Malawi has arrested former government officials suspected of plotting a coup.

Malawi ex-president died of heart attack

2013-03-06 20:12

The sudden death of Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika last year was caused by cardiac arrest, an inquiry has ruled, hoping to lay to rest speculation that he may have been killed.

 

Malawi seeks economic freedom

2014-07-07 08:24

As Malawi marked 50 years of freedom from colonial rule, President Peter Mutharika has acknowledged that the country's biggest enemy is poverty.

Malawian cop axed to death

2014-03-17 13:08

Malawi police had to fire in “self defence” after a hostile crowd axed to death an officer at a weekend rally by President Joyce Banda, a spokesperson says.

Malawi treason suspects plead not guilty

2013-11-14 20:19

Nine Malawian ex-ministers and senior government officials facing treason charges for an alleged plot to oust President Joyce Banda have pleaded not guilty.

Malawi arrests suspects in shooting of official

2013-09-18 09:08

Police in Malawi say they have arrested three people suspected of involvement in the shooting of a top finance official, who is being treated in an SA hospital.

Homophobia 'on the rise in Africa'

2013-06-25 07:34

Homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa has reached "dangerous levels" with more countries passing laws criminalising same-sex relations, a report says.

Zambia sees growing homophobia

2013-06-04 07:57

Two high-profile cases involving a suspected gay couple and a homosexual rights activist come back-to-back in Zambian courts this week raising concerns over growing homophobia.

Women don't like female bosses – Banda

2013-05-21 12:37

Africa's second female president Joyce Banda of Malawi has decried the lack of support for one another amongst women, saying "women don’t like female bosses".

Malawi politicians charged with treason

2013-03-13 21:03

Twelve Malawian politicians who were arrested for plotting to oust President Joyce Banda have been formally charged with treason.

Malawi ex-ministers held over 'coup' plot

2013-03-11 13:28

Malawi policehave arrested at least two ex-ministers for an alleged coup plot aimed at preventing President Joyce Banda coming to power last year, sparking protests met with police tear gas.

Malawi braces for protests against reforms

2013-01-17 15:24

Heavily armed riot police have been deployed on the streets of Malawi’s major cities as the government braces for protests against reforms designed to right the economy and win back investors.

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