Britains Tony Blair Ends Political Advisory Mission in Malawi

Lilongwe, January 5, 2014 (MaraPost) A group of British political advisers, led by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, will leave Malawi later this month after concluding their advisory sessions to the government of this African country. The collaboration of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) with President Joyce Banda comes to an end in January after an agreement between the parties,... Read More

How A Shooting Exposed The Plunder Of Malawi’s Treasury

On the night of Friday September 13, 2013,  Paul Mphwiyo, Budget Director in Malawi’s Ministry of Finance, was shot. Armed men were lying in ambush just outside the gate to his home, and fired at the 37-year-old as he drove in. Mphwiyo’s family rushed him to the Area 43 MASM Clinic. It was 11:30 p.m. I happened to be at… Read More

Former Malawi Minister Ralph Kasambara names President Joyce Banda as witness

BLANTYRE (AGV)—Former Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Ralph Kasambara on monday appeared before Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Court and named President Joyce Banda as one of the witness in the case of the attempted murder of budget director Paul Mphwiyo.  Kasambara is being held on charges of the attempted murder of the budget director on September 13 this year. The… Read More

Former Malawi Justice Minister arrested over shooting of top government official

Blantyre, Malawi, Nov.  (MaraviPost) _ Malawi's former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara has been arrested in connection with the September 13 shooting of Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, police have confirmed. "Mr. Kasambara was arrested at his house in (the capital) Lilongwe last night in connection with the attempt on the life of Mr. Mphwiyo," police spokesman Kelvin Maigwa told maravipost Friday... Read More