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New president of Malawi takes power under felony cloud

New president of Malawi takes power under felony cloud

(GIN)—In his second try for elected office, Peter Mutharika captured the winning margin of victory and edged out Malawi’s first woman president—Joyce Banda. The 74-year-old Mutharika, brother of a former president, was declared the victor last week in a disputed election. But he comes into office under a cloud, accused of attempting a constitutional coup […]

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Malawi’s first woman president faces ouster in disputed vote

Malawi’s first woman president faces ouster in disputed vote

(GIN)—President Joyce Banda’s legacy may be cut short if a court fails to uphold her annulment of last week’s poll and schedule a new election in 90 days. Banda, the second woman leader on the continent after Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, said the election was so deeply flawed she would not inflict its results on […]

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Joyce Banda’s reelection hopes could be doomed by donors

Joyce Banda’s reelection hopes could be doomed by donors

| April 18, 2014

(GIN)—One of the few women presidents in Africa stands to lose her post in next month’s polls since foreign donors have cut off support from the once popular leader over funds stolen or misappropriated by members of her administration. A news headline in the region summed it up: “Donors Desert Joyce Banda in Hour of […]

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Malawi president cleans house, sacks entire cabinet over ‘Cash-gate’

Malawi president cleans house, sacks entire cabinet over ‘Cash-gate’

| October 17, 2013

(GIN)—Madame President Joyce Banda of Malawi took a figurative broom to her ministers and sacked them all for their alleged roles in a corruption scandal dubbed “Cash-gate” by media. Banda, like her counterpart in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been battling entrenched misuse of office by government officials. At a cabinet meeting last week, […]

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