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Vol 45 No 23

Published 19th November 2004


Malawi

Queuing for court

A long queue of cases waits to be heard in court, cases concerning crimes allegedly committed during the decade of Bakili Muluzi's presidency, when billions of kwacha leaked annually from government revenue. This backlog arises from that government's reluctance to pursue claims of crimes by the government and the governing party, the United Democratic Front, a reluctance overturned by President Bingu wa Mutharika who says he wants to tackle the country's notorious corruption and 'clear the air'.

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