The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba was announced on Friday as winner of the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership
I woke up this morning to the hum of the generators emanating from the abode of those who could afford to fuel their petrol burners all night. A brief glance at the social media informed me it was Independence Day.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 2014 Index of African Governance is out. According to the findings, more Africans than ever are participating at a democratic level, while at the same time their governments are becoming less transparent and accountable.
The cabinet secretary asked for a six-fold increase of the 20 ministers’ salaries to $8 800 a month to cover the higher cost of living, according to presidential spokesman Frederick Ndala.
Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s new president has promised to end corruption in his regime, after a major scandal marred the presidency of his predecessor, Joyce Banda, and led to a suspension of $150 million in international aid to the country
Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of vote-rigging. Outgoing President Joyce Banda had alleged ballot fraud but has now admitted defeat.
Malawi president Joyce Banda has ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission to stop the counting of the votes from the May 20 election, citing many “irregularities” in the process, the Maravi Post reported
Jacob Zuma recently advised South Africans that they must not “think like Africans”, adding that Gauteng’s highways are “not some national road in Malawi”. Does Zuma believe the myth that the more an African country was colonised, the better developed it is?