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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Nigeria’s debt rose 38% to 17.4 trln naira in 2016 9 March 2017, 3:08 PM

Nigeria's total debt rose to17.36 trillion naira ($56 billion) as of Dec. 2016 from 12.60 trillion naira a year earlier.

Thousands in Somalia in need of humanitarian aid 9 March 2017, 9:18 AM

More than 300 000 children in Somalia may starve to death if humanitarian aid does not reach them soon.

Mapisa-Nqakula pays tribute to women deployed in DRC 8 March 2017, 6:32 PM

Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has paid tribute to around 300 women soldiers deployed on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Striking Kenyan doctors defy government, will not resume work 8 March 2017, 5:46 PM

Kenya's state sector doctors, who have been on strike for three months, said on Wednesday they would not resume work after a government order the day before.

Striking Kenyan doctors ordered to go back to work 8 March 2017, 9:05 AM

The Kenyan government has ordered striking doctors to resume work and announced that it has withdrawn a 50% pay increment after talks to resolve the strike failed.

Lesotho prepares for general elections 7 March 2017, 9:18 PM

Lesotho will hold another general election in three months, after two snap elections in 2012, and 2015.

Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar, threatens capital 7 March 2017, 8:58 PM

Tropical cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar on Tuesday, buffeting the island with powerful winds, heavy rain and high seas.

UN to discuss Somalia’s hunger crisis 7 March 2017, 5:02 PM

United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in drought-stricken Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis that has ravaged the country.

African leaders lament US’ planned reductions on foreign aid 7 March 2017, 2:28 PM

African parliamentarians have lamented the announcement by the United States government that it will implement major reductions in foreign aid.

‘Shameful’ if Darfur chemical attacks is left unprobed: Amnesty 7 March 2017, 9:15 AM

Amnesty International on Tuesday renewed its call for a UN investigation into suspected chemical weapons attacks by Sudanese government forces in Darfur.

Zim declares state of disaster following floods 6 March 2017, 3:09 PM

Zimbabwean authorities have declared a national disaster and appealed to international donors for $100 million to help flood-stricken areas.

Drought emergency spirals in Ethiopia amid major aid shortages 6 March 2017, 2:59 PM

Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said.

Zambia provides opportunity for South African agri investment 6 March 2017, 12:05 PM

South African companies and farmers looking to branch out beyond the republic’s borders should consider the potential offered by Zambia as the Agritech Expo Zambia takes place in Chisamba from April.

‘Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers near Burkina border’ 6 March 2017, 6:01 AM

Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman told Reuters.

Zuma congratulates Ghana on 60th independence anniversary 5 March 2017, 8:37 PM

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Ghana ahead of its 60th independence anniversary on Monday.

Zimbabwe doctors call off strike ahead of civil service walk-out 5 March 2017, 6:33 PM

Zimbabwean junior doctors on Sunday called off a three-week strike saying the government had partially met their demands.

110 killed by famine in two days in Somalia 5 March 2017, 8:39 AM

110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought.

Four suspected poachers, ranger killed in Kenya 5 March 2017, 7:45 AM

Four suspected poachers and a ranger have been shot dead in an anti-poaching operation, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Lesotho opposition parties adds more pressure to govt 4 March 2017, 5:18 PM

Lesotho opposition parties that this week won a motion of "no confidence" in the Prime Minister, have called on the King to not to dissolve parliament.

Armed faction enters major Libyan oil ports, putting output at risk 4 March 2017, 6:52 AM

An armed faction entered two major Libyan oil ports on Friday, pushing back forces that captured and reopened the terminals in September, officials and residents said.

Mozambique truce extended, boosting peace deal hopes 3 March 2017, 8:31 PM

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party and rebel movement extended a ceasefire by two months on Friday to allow further peace talks with President Filipe Nyusi's government.

Ethiopia celebrates 121 years of defeating Italians 3 March 2017, 8:15 PM

Ethiopia is one of the only two countries that were never colonised in the continent  celebrated its 121 years of  defeating  Italians.

CAR clashes could trigger humanitarian ‘catastrophe’ – agencies 3 March 2017, 3:18 PM

Clashes between militias near the CAR town of Bambari could soon escalate into full-blown conflict, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes and triggering a humanitarian 'catastrophe'.

Multiple bomb blasts kill three in Maiduguri, Nigeria 3 March 2017, 10:54 AM

Multiple explosions have rocked the outskirts of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing three suicide bombers.

Late Congo opposition leader’s son named as successor 3 March 2017, 9:59 AM

The DRC's main opposition coalition said it had named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him on Thursday, but some within the opposition rejected the choice.

Egypt court finds Mubarak innocent in killing of protesters 2 March 2017, 9:11 PM

Egypt's top appeals court found Hosni Mubarak innocent on Thursday of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Zim doctor’s strike hard on patients 2 March 2017, 5:23 PM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking medical treatment in Singapore while his country’s hospitals have been turning away the sick.

Kenya says its forces kill 57 militant insurgents in Somalia 2 March 2017, 3:49 PM

Kenyan soldiers killed 57 militants in fighting in southern Somalia on Wednesday, a military spokesman said.

Nigeria says South Africa deported 97 of its citizens after raids 1 March 2017, 7:51 PM

South Africa has deported 97 Nigerians for various offences following a series of raids, Nigerian officials said on Wednesday.

Lesotho’s Prime Minister loses confidence vote 1 March 2017, 5:24 PM

Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has lost a confidence vote in Parliament and may call a snap election.