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Malawi’s One Night Stand

By Mabvuto Banda Gogo Munthali dissolves into tears every morning. She worries about what to feed her five grandchildren orphaned by HIV/Aids. Munthali was among the first beneficiaries of Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme (FISP) in Rumphi, which lies over 400 km north of Lilongwe, when it was introduced some eight years ago by late… Read More ›

#Malawi: late President had over US$175 mln explained wealth

Malawi’s Bingu wa Mutharika portrayed himself as the all-knowing “economist-in-chief,”after he presided over unprecedented economic growth in the eight years he was in power in one of Africa’s most poor nations. A former World Bank Economist,Mutharika had the free-market credentials to get the mainly agricultural economy moving – and for most of his years in… Read More ›

The damning report into the death of late #Malawi Pres. Mutharika

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DEATH OF THE LATE PRESIDENT BINGU WA MUTHARIKA Ref. No: CI/BWM/03/2012                                                     31st January 2013 LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT Her… Read More ›

#Malawi’s late President had history of heart problems says report

Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika was already dead when government flew him to South Africa, an inquiry into his death has revealed,contradicting government and his family who said that he had died in South Africa where he was flown for treatment. “He died on the way to the hospital and that was within minutes of… Read More ›

Amnesty International lauds Malawi on suspension of anti-gay laws

Amnesty International has lauded Malawi for suspending laws against same-sex relationships describing the move as a step in the right direction. “Amnesty International welcomes Minister (Ralph) Kasambara’s statement and hopes it serves as the first step toward ending discrimination and persecution based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in Malawi,” said Noel… Read More ›

Malawi’s ex-first lady stops late Mutharika’s children from evicting her

Malawi’s former first lady Calista Mutharika has obtained an injunction stopping her eviction from Ndata Farm – where late President Bingu wa Mutharika built a multi-million dollar mansion he named Casablanca Manor. The injunction effectively stops registered trustees of Bineth Trust from interfering or evicting her until an inter -party hearing is heard today (Friday)…. Read More ›

Malawi: The failure of the Zero Budget Deficit plan

Malawi’s overall budget deficit for the 2011/12 fiscal year settled at K84.1 billion as at end June this year against a program target of deficit of K67.9 billion. The huge deficit sharply contradicts the core objective of the 2011/12 budget which sought to finance its recurrent expenditure by locally generated resources as envisioned by the late… Read More ›

Malawi’s latest survey puts Banda ahead of opponents

Afrobarometer, a pan-African network of researchers that carry out surveys to gauge public opinion, on Tuesday released its findings on Malawi that put new President Joyce Banda ahead of her opponents. The survey was carried out in June 2012 and sampled a total of 2,400 adult citizens across the country, giving it a margin of… Read More ›

Split imminent in Malawi’s UDF over support for Banda’s party

There is confusion in the UDF camp. It has emerged that the party’s legislators have taken different positions on how to support the ruling party of President Joyce Banda. The UDF is credited for defeating late dictator Kamuzu Banda in the first popular elections which ushered in a multi party system of government more than… Read More ›

When the cookie crumbles

Malawi’s Democratic Progressive Party ( DPP ) on Thursday walked out of parliament in protest against the House Speaker after he refused to declare vacant 40 seats belonging to MPs who defected to the new ruling Party after the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika in April. DPP, the country’s main opposition and late Mutharika’s… Read More ›

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