Former Malawi Justice Minister, president’s finance chief arrested over massive government looting

Raphael KasambaraLilongwe 2014-01-27_ Former Malawi Justice Minister Raphael Kasambara and Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Joster Njanji have been arrested following on-going investigations into how millions of dollars were allegedly looted in government in dubious deals.

“We have today, the 27th of October 2014, arrested Mr. Raphael Kasambara on money laundering offences,” said police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo.

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Malawi Minister Sidik Mia Resigns from President Joyce Banda’s People’s Party

Sidik Mia Resigns from Joyce Banda's PartyBLATYRE (AGV)–Ruling People’s Party is slowly losing ground ahead of the May 20 tripartite elections as its Vice President for the South, Mohammed Sidik Mia, who was also the Minister of Transport and Public has dumped the party.

Mia, who is strongly linked with a move to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), made the announcement in Blantyre on Friday.

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Malawi Pres Joyce Banda: ‘Competitive primary elections must not divide us’

Frank Mwenefumbo and Mwalwanda with VP Kachali after a spirited primary election BLANTYRE—With only few months to 2014 May tripartite elections, Malawi’s President Joyce Banda says her governing People’s Party (PP) will allow its members to elect candidates considered the best to propel the party’s ideologies of togetherness, equity and fairness, among others.

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