Mutharika can't travel economy class, Malawi minister insists

2016-06-30 15:05

Malawian Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe has insisted that President Peter Mutharika cannot travel economy class, despite a motion that prevents government officials from flying in business class, a report says.

Malawi govt defends ex-president's K61bn offshore accounts

2016-06-21 11:57

Malawi's ruling DPP has come out in defense of former President Bingu wa Mutharika, saying that the late leader had the capacity to accumulate an estimated K61 billion without having to loot Government funds.

Ex-Malawi leader Bingu wa Mutharika had K61bn stashed in offshore accounts, MP claims

2016-06-17 13:03

Offshore accounts belonging to former Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika have caused a stir in Parliament, with opposition members ordering that the money be brought back into the country, a report says.

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 to probe Bingu wa Mutharika's K61bn wealth

2016-06-24 14:06

The Public Accounts Committee within Malawi's parliament has sanctioned a probe into former president Bingu wa Mutharika's alleged K61bn wealth, reported to be stashed in offshore accounts.

Malawian lawyers back probe into ex-president's wealth

2016-06-20 14:49

The Malawi Law Society has backed calls for a probe into former president Bingu wa Mutharika's accumulation of at least K61bn, alleged to be stashed in offshore accounts.

Former Malawi president's billions still under investigation

2016-01-18 11:48

Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau has reportedly revealed that investigations into the funds of former president, the late Bingu wa Matharika, are still under way.

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".

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