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  1. Malawi’s President Sacks Entire Cabinet to Stanch Corruption

    When some of your top ministers stand accused of stashing cash under their beds, and the EU threatens to withhold aid, verbal reprimands don’t cut it. Malawi President Joyce Banda dissolved her entire cabinet. Banda, who came to power last April, last has been lauded by the international community for her economic growth strategies and her austerity measures, including selling the presidency’s $15 million private jet and fleet of five dozen luxury cars. The clean-slate move sends a strong signal to those trying to embezzle government funds, and to the foreign donors who provide 40 percent of the nation’s budget.

    Sources: Al Jazeera, BBC, Nyasa Times

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