Tag: malawi

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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