Tag: Peter Mutharika

Malawi leaders back off big raises amidst widening labor unrest

Malawi leaders back off big raises amidst widening labor unrest

| December 10, 2014

(GIN)—A misguided effort to quietly hike up the paychecks of Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and his VP roundly backfired, forcing them to cancel the generous gift to themselves “until a more appropriate time.” “The Head of State and his deputy have suspended their new salaries,” a government spokesman told the Nyasa Times in a phone […]

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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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