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.

Foreign donors maintain Malawi aid freeze

2014-03-26 07:33

Foreign donors have decided to maintain a freeze on a $150m aid package imposed on Malawi in the wake of a high-level corruption scandal last year.

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.

Zim’s role in the Malawi polls 'raises eye-brows'

2014-03-11 14:28

Zimbabwe's involvement in Malawi’s upcoming elections has raised eye-brows, with opposition parties expressing fears that the polls might be rigged in favour of President Joyce Banda.

Cash from presidential jet fed the poor - Banda

2014-03-05 09:16

The $15m raised from last year’s sale of a luxury Malawi presidential jet fed the poor and bought military equipment, the president says amid allegations they may have been embezzled.

'Cashgate' audit - Malawi president should resign

2014-02-25 21:09

Malawi President Joyce Banda is facing calls to resign, after an audit revealed at least $30m of state funds had been stolen.

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.

'Arms firm providing jet for Malawi's Banda'

2014-01-22 11:57

A jet sold by Malawian President Joyce Banda last year, attracting praise from key donors, is reportedly believed to have been bought by a controversial African arms group.

Banda hopes IMF review will unlock frozen aid

2014-01-19 14:30

Malawi President Joyce Banda is optimistic that donors would release funds frozen over graft allegations after an economic review by the International Monetary Fund.

Malawi promises forensic audit as donors freeze funds

2014-01-16 10:12

Malawi President Joyce Banda, under pressure from foreign aid donors and facing a tough re-election battle, has promised a forensic audit of suspected government corruption over the last decade.

Banda admits graft fight an election 'risk'

2014-01-04 10:39

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has admitted she took a "political risk" in launching a major fight against corruption ahead of elections in May.

Winnie makes playful dig at Zuma

2013-12-15 11:35

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s sombre mood lifted for a moment when a joke was made about a faux pas by President Jacob Zuma, at Nelson Mandela’s state funeral in Qunu.

Banda fingered in Malawi fraud scandal

2013-12-14 10:30

A Malawi Catholic rights group has accused President Joyce Banda of being “part and parcel” of a massive fraud scandal that rocked her government this year.

I won't cry over aid freeze, says Malawi's Banda

2013-12-02 15:10

Malawi President Joyce Banda says she won’t "cry" over the freezing of aid by foreign donors due to a multi-million pound corruption scandal that involves dozens of her officials, a report says.

Corruption: UK suspends aid to Malawi

2013-11-19 14:04

Britain has reportedly frozen its aid support to Malawi in a move likely to have a catastrophic effect on the country’s ability to provide basic services, a report says.

Malawi leader 'hit with travel restrictions'

2013-11-14 14:40

Malawian President Joyce Banda and her government officials have been placed under local and international travel restrictions, following the withdrawal of budgetary support by donors, a report says.

Malawi official held for embezzlement

2013-10-25 08:11

A top Malawi official suspected of embezzling $15m from the state coffers has been arrested and charged with corruption, officials say.

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.

EU warns Malawi over graft ahead of aid payout

2013-10-11 11:35

The EU has warned that it will not release scheduled budget finance to aid-dependent Malawi until the government deals with widespread multi-million dollar treasury fraud.

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.

Mugabe to become next SADC leader

2013-08-20 09:32

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has scored a major diplomatic comeback after Southern African leaders selected him the next chairperson of SADC, according to a report.

SADC calls on West to end Zim sanctions

2013-08-19 07:34

Southern African leaders have called on the West to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe as they rubber stamped President Robert Mugabe’s victory in last month’s disputed elections.

SADC endorses Zimbabwe's elections

2013-08-17 17:23

Southern African leaders have opened an annual summit by endorsing disputed elections in Zimbabwe, offering congratulations and continued support to President Robert Mugabe.

Malawian calls president 'stupid'

2013-07-23 11:06

Police in Malawi say they have arrested a 37-year-old man and charged him with violating peace after he allegedly called President Joyce Banda "stupid".

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.


UK buys emergency drugs for Malawi

2014-04-02 09:50

UK, whose aid to Malawi is frozen because of high-level government corruption, says it will buy emergency medicines for the southern African country directly in order to bypass state systems.

My govt won’t tolerate violence – Banda

2014-03-18 09:17

Malawi’s president says clashes between opposition protesters and police that left two people dead following an election rally were "politically motivated" and called for a thorough investigation.

2 dead in Malawi campaign violence

2014-03-17 12:07

Two people have been killed in a clash between supporters of Malawi’s ruling party and the opposition, police say, triggering concerns that violence could mar the build-up to national elections in May.

Malawi jet sale paid arms debts - minister

2014-03-06 07:40

Malawi used $15m raised from the sale of its presidential jet to clear debts to an arms group, not to buy food for the poor as President Joyce Banda claimed, the finance minister says.

Malawi activists to hold protest vigils

2014-02-27 05:45

Rights groups in Malawi will launch anti-government protest vigils to press for quick action after an audit revealed officials had stolen at least $30m from the state.

I’ll fight graft with or without donors – Banda

2014-02-03 12:38

Malawian President Joyce Banda has reiterated that she is ready to fight against corruption “with or without donors” as her country faces the biggest financial scandal in its history.

Famous women who overcame domestic abuse

2014-01-22 14:30

These famous women publicly spoke out about the physical and emotional abuse they suffered in their relationships.


These famous women publicly spoke out about the physical and emotional abuse they suffered in their relationships.

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Banda hopes IMF review will unlock frozen aid

2014-01-18 18:00

President Joyce Banda says that Malawi is on the right track after an economic review by the International Monetary Fund.

Blair 'quits as advisor to Malawi leader'

2014-01-06 11:43

Former British PM Tony Blair has reportedly quit as an adviser to Malawi’s president Joyce Banda, amid a corruption scandal rocking the southern African country.

Moving speeches from Madiba funeral

2013-12-15 13:50

As former president Nelson Mandelawas buried at his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape, speakers at his state funeral service reminded Africa to remain united. These were the speeches that moved us most.


Speaking at his funeral service in Qunu, Malawian president Joyce Banda bid Nelson Mandela a moving farewell as she spoke about his strength of character.

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AU praises 'pan-African icon' Mandela

2013-12-06 15:18

The AU has mourned the passing of former president Nelson Mandela and ordered its flags to fly at half-mast as it praised the "pan-African icon", a report says.

Aid freeze: Malawi hits back at Western donors

2013-11-22 08:43

A Malawian minister has criticised Western donors for withholding aid worth $150m after the government exposed corruption.

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 ex-justice minister

2013-11-08 12:39

Malawi police say they have arrested axed justice minister Ralph Kasambara for the failed assassination attempt of a corruption-busting treasury official in September.

SA still trying to douse Malawi flames

2013-10-24 22:27

South Africa is still trying to patch up relations with Malawi after a gaffe by President Jacob Zuma about that country.

Malawi names new finance minister

2013-10-15 20:51

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has named a former World Bank economist as the new finance minister, five days after dissolving her cabinet amid a massive corruption scandal.

Malawi president fires cabinet

2013-10-10 21:30

Malawi's president has sacked her cabinet in the wake of reports of worsening corruption in her government.

Malawi anti-graft official shot

2013-09-16 21:01

Malawi's president has held emergency talks with security chiefs after the shooting of a top treasury official who was poised to unveil a network of corruption.

Zimbabweans must work together – Banda

2013-08-19 08:36

The incoming head of SADC Malawian President Joyce Banda has urged Zimbabweans to work together to move the country forward after the bloc endorsed Robert Mugabe's victory in last month’s polls.

Banda sees 'peaceful, stable' SADC region

2013-08-17 22:50

President Joyce Banda of Malawi has opened the two-day SADC summit, saying that despite trouble spots, she foresees "a region that is peaceful and stable".

Tanzania raises stakes in border spat

2013-07-26 10:38

Tanzania says its armed forces are ready to protect the country against any foreign threat to its territory, raising the stakes in an escalating border dispute with Malawi.

Joyce Banda - job could make her 'mad'

2013-07-05 22:34

Malawian President Joyce Banda has given a candid glimpse into the stresses of office, admitting that thinking of the plethora of problems including widespread poverty could drive her mad.

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.

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