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Vol 58 No 6

Published 17th March 2017


Malawi

Mutharika's woes look terminal

The cabinet is shedding ministers tainted by Cashgate and related scandals as the government's authority dwindles

President Peter Mutharika is becoming increasingly isolated as a succession of ministers are forced out of office. This makes him more dependent on alliances with largely discredited figures familiar when his brother Bingu wa Mutharika, who died suddenly in 2012, was in office. Six ministers face public inquiries and Agriculture Minister George Chaponda, once considered a possible future president, has been sacked.

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