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Malawi

Malawi

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

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Mutharika's uncertain future

Elections may be two years away, but corruption scandals are already making the ruling party's prospects look grim

Cashgate is the scandal which keeps on giving. Ever since the epic looting of the Treasury by government ministers and political parties broke surface in 2013, few politicians have...


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 discredit...


Kasambara incarcerated

The trial of a former Justice Minister and Attorney General came to a dramatic end on 24 August as the High Court in Lilongwe sentenced Ralph Kasambara to 13 years for conspiracy t...


Unending flow of Cashgate

More and more prominent names are coming into prosecutors' sights but their political masters are applying the brakes

The conviction on 21 July of former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara for conspiracy to murder is not just a victory for Malawian justice but a major morale boost for those prosecut...


Banda on the run

Ex-President Joyce Banda is being investigated after she was repeatedly named in connection with the Cashgate affair in court, the Anti-Corruption Bureau has announced. It has not ...


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...


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