Malawi president rejigs cabinet after corruption scandals

27 January 2022, 10:35 AM
Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed several new ministers in a rejigged cabinet, a statement from his office showed, after the old cabinet was dissolved over corruption scandals.
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Mugabe snubs Mantashe’s criticism on Mandela’s legacy 7 September 2017, 2:29 PM

President Robert Mugabe has accused ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of responding "stupidly" when he called on the Zimbabwean president to stop attacking Nelson Mandela's legacy.

Mugabe snubs Mantashe’s criticism on Mandela’s legacy 7 September 2017, 2:29 PM

President Robert Mugabe is accusing ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of responding “stupidly” when he called on the Zimbabwean president to stop attacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy. On two recent occasions, Mugabe criticised the conciliatory manner in which the late former president dealt with the apartheid government. Mantashe has since lodged a formal complaint with Zanu-PF […]

Shooting prompts SADC’s fact finding mission to Lesotho 6 September 2017, 9:50 AM

Regional body Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to send a ministerial team to Lesotho to get first hand information on the apparent assassination of Army Commander Khoantle Motsomotso as well as the killing of two senior army officers by Motsomotso’s bodyguard. The shooting happened at an army barracks Tuesday. On Tuesday night, Lesotho’s recently […]

Shooting prompts SADC’s fact finding mission to Lesotho 6 September 2017, 9:50 AM

Regional body SADC is to send a ministerial team to Lesotho to get first-hand information on the apparent assassination of Army Commander Khoantle Motsomotso.

South Africa calls for calm in Lesotho 6 September 2017, 6:54 AM

South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned “in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing” of top military leader, Khoantle Mots’omots’o and two senior officers and called for “calm and restraint” in the mountainous country that is entirely surrounded by its large neighbour. While it was not immediately clear what the motivation for […]

South Africa calls for calm in Lesotho 6 September 2017, 6:54 AM

SA President Jacob Zuma has condemned in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing of Lesotho top military leader, Khoantle Mots'omots'o and two senior officers.

Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC 6 September 2017, 6:03 AM

The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela. Mugabe has criticised Mandela twice in the last week, saying he preferred his personal freedom over the economic freedom of black South Africans. He also blamed Mandela for the fact that whites still control large sections […]

Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC 6 September 2017, 6:03 AM

The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela.

Burundi and HCR sign repatriation agreement 5 September 2017, 9:00 PM

Nearly 12,000 Burundian refugees based in three camps in Tanzania, who are willing to return to Burundi, would have been repatriated by the end of June in 2017. This has been announced on Tuesday, by the Burundian Home Affairs Minister, Pascal Barandagiye, after having signed the repatriation convention with the representatives of the High Commissioner […]

Burundi and HCR sign repatriation agreement 5 September 2017, 9:00 PM

Nearly 12,000 Burundian refugees based in three camps in Tanzania, who are willing to return to Burundi, would have been repatriated by the end of June in 2017.

Lesotho senior defence force officers reported dead 5 September 2017, 6:05 PM

At least three senior Lesotho Defence Force Officers are reported dead following a shootout in the army commander’s office in the capital Maseru. Eyewitnesses say Colonel Tefo Hashatsi and Colonel Bulane Sechele forced their way into Commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso’s office and demanded to see him. Earlier reports said the commander was injured but […]

Lesotho senior defence force officers reported dead 5 September 2017, 6:05 PM

Lesotho Defence Force Officers are reported dead following a shootout in the army commander’s office in the capital Maseru.

Kenya’s Odinga rejects election re-run date without “guarantees” 5 September 2017, 2:24 PM

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17unless it is given “legal and constitutional” guarantees. Odinga’s conditions include the removal of some officials at the election board. He wants criminal investigations to be opened against them. “You cannot do a mistake […]

Kenya’s Odinga rejects election re-run date without “guarantees” 5 September 2017, 2:24 PM

Raila Odinga says his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17unless it is given "legal and constitutional" guarantees.

New date for fresh presidential vote in Kenya 5 September 2017, 10:03 AM

Kenya’s electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential vote will be held on October the 17th. Last week the Supreme Court cancelled the results of the country’s August poll which the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won. The Kenyan Judges and Magistrates’ Association as well as civil society organisations in the country, have criticised what they […]

New date for fresh presidential vote in Kenya 5 September 2017, 10:03 AM

Kenya's electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential vote will be held on October the 17th.

Rwanda police arrest critic of president for forgery, tax evasion 5 September 2017, 8:05 AM

Rwandan police on Monday arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion. Her mother and sister were also arrested on the tax charges. Earlier this year, electoral authorities barred Rwigara from standing in August’s presidential vote, which Kagame won, saying she had not submitted enough […]

Rwanda police arrest critic of president for forgery, tax evasion 5 September 2017, 8:05 AM

Rwandan police on Monday arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion.

Kenyatta and Kenyan judiciary trade accusations as tensions build 4 September 2017, 5:15 PM

The judiciary is under the spotlight as Kenya prepares for new elections after the country’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the August 8 elections on the grounds that they were not run “consistently with the dictates of the constitution.” Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second-term in […]

Kenyatta and Kenyan judiciary trade accusations as tensions build 4 September 2017, 5:15 PM

The judiciary is under the spotlight as Kenya prepares for new elections after the country’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the August 8 elections.

Worse than dogs and pigs: life as a gay man in Zimbabwe 4 September 2017, 6:14 AM

President Robert Mugabe says homosexuals are “worse than dogs and pigs” – so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy. At 24, Amina has already been chased from his family home, forced to marry – twice – and fathered three children who ask him tough questions about sex […]

Worse than dogs and pigs: life as a gay man in Zimbabwe 4 September 2017, 6:14 AM

President Robert Mugabe says homosexuals are "worse than dogs and pigs" - so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy.

Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack 3 September 2017, 2:53 PM

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayo. Ismail Sahardid with Somalia National Army (SNA) confirmed the attack at Buulo Guduud, some 30 kilometers north of Kismayo at dawn which caused casualties on both […]

Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack 3 September 2017, 2:53 PM

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayo.

Nullified election results a win for Kenyans: Analyst 3 September 2017, 8:54 AM

Constitutional Law Expert Shadrack Gutto says the new constitution that Kenyans fought for is beginning to bear fruits. He was reacting to Friday’s ruling by Kenya‘s Supreme Court that annulled the results of last month’s presidential election in which Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. “The highest court has demonstrated this time around, that they […]

Nullified election results a win for Kenyans: Analyst 3 September 2017, 8:54 AM

Constitutional Law Expert Shadrack Gutto says the new constitution that Kenyans fought for is beginning to bear fruit.

U.S. reviewing policy toward South Sudan – USAID chief 3 September 2017, 7:27 AM

After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan, USAID administrator Mark Green told the country’s President Salva Kiir in talks in the capital Juba. Green, on his first trip to Africa as U.S. President Donald Trump’s new aid chief, said he […]

U.S. reviewing policy toward South Sudan – USAID chief 3 September 2017, 7:27 AM

After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan.

We’re ready for fresh elections: Ruto 2 September 2017, 1:26 PM

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to announce a new date for fresh presidential elections following Friday’s court order nullifying August 8th polls. Ruto spoke even as the opposition began the process of removing the commission, indicating that it cannot be trusted to carry out a free […]

We’re ready for fresh elections: Ruto 2 September 2017, 1:26 PM

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has asked the IEBC to announce a new date for fresh presidential elections following Friday's court order nullifying August 8th polls.