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China ‘angry’ with Zimbabwe for understating financial support

China has said that Zimbabwe has been understating its financial help to the southern African nation. Zimbabwe’s recently released budget figures ranked China poorly when it comes to foreign countries  supporting it. The country’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said in a budget statement last week that the country received $194m from bilateral donors between January and September this year. Out of that figure Ncube said China provided $3.6m, a figure that was considered meager due to the publicized relations between China and Zimbabwe. But the Chinese embassy in Harare has…

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Malawi President Joyce Banda fires cabinet amid worsening corruption scandals

President Joyce Banda Amidst ScandalsBlantyre, Malawi, Oct. 10 (AGV) _ Malawi president Joyce Banda has sacked her entire cabinet in the wake of reports of worsening corruption in her government.

“Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by Section 94 (1) and Section 95 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has today, 10th October, 2013, dissolved Cabinet. Following the dissolution of the Cabinet, all ministerial matters will revert to the presidency through Controlling Officers. Her Excellency the President will announce a new Cabinet in due course,” reads a brief statement signed by Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane issued in the lakeshore resort district of Mangochi late Thursday evening.

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