Joyce Banda, an African arms firm and the free use of the jet she sold

Amid a corruption scandal that has alarmed donors including Britain, the president of Malawi faces questions over her free use of the private jet apparently sold to an arms firm with government contracts. A jet sold by Joyce Banda, the Malawian president – attracting praise from key donors including Britain – is believed to have been bought by a controversial African arms group and she is now using it for free, it can be disclosed. The Dassault Falcon 900EX was bought last year by Bohnox Enterprises, a firm registered in…

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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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