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Population: 16.8mn.
GDP: $4.41 bn.
Debt: $1.56 bn.

More convictions will follow Cashgate. A Supreme Court ruling on a challenge to parliamentary election results could justify opposition claims of rigging and throw the government into disarray. With no aid, the economy is expected to worsen, especially after the floods.

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Small fish chase big fish

With the sentencing of the principal defendant, the Cashgate saga has taken a new turn

The strategy of arresting and trying those seen as 'small fish' in the Cashgate scandal was deliberate, as they would name the 'bigger fish', a senior official in the Anti-Corrupti...

No end to Banda’s odyssey

She says she can’t return because it’s not safe but many believe the ex-President fears arrest over the Cashgate scandal

Former President Joyce Banda has claimed that the government is arranging a 'mysterious accident' that will cost her her life and that's why she won't come back to her country. It'...

Too many cooks spoil the books

Malawi's reputation for the plunder of public funds has grown with the publication of another damning audit of government expenditure. After leaks to the media, the government was ...

Plugging the gaps

With the resumption of international support for the national budget still a distant prospect, President Peter Mutharika's government is having to be inventive in seeking ways of p...

Banda rejects Cashgate claim

The man charged with stealing the most in Cashgate has said he took the cash to State House

Former President Joyce Banda appears a step closer to involvement in the Cashgate affair after the Anti-Corruption Bureau acquired closed circuit television footage shot at preside...

Cashgate, gaolgate

The arrest of former National Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo and his wife on 18 October is proof that the Cashgate scandal has yet to peak, say political and legal insiders in Lilong...

‘Cashgate’ crisis continues

Steps are being taken to protect the ‘big fish’. But donors know who they are and may not restore budget support unless the law is applied

The first conviction of a defendant in the Cashgate trial has set the tone for the rest of the trial; senior politicians on all sides may find themselves implicated. On 28 August f...

Brother with a difference

Nearly three months into his term of office, the new President promises a radical departure from the practice of his predecessors

President Peter Mutharika has held no mass rallies, travelled abroad just once and spoken in public only five times. Even his own Democratic People's Party (DPP) is perplexed by th...

Mutharika, the sequel

Many fear that Peter Mutharika will revert to his brother’s divisive policies but he is under pressure to be more conciliatory

All eyes have turned to President Arthur Peter Mutharika's plans, policies and appointments now that the turbulent post-election period is over. As the dust settles, few doubt that...

Poll ends in farce

Banda’s attempt to cancel the election produced political turmoil and brought the country to a standstill

President Joyce Banda pressed the self-destruct button on her public image at home and in the wider world when she tried to annul the 20 May presidential election. Disregarding the...

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