[QODLink]
Africa

Malawi's president pushes for re-election

Joyce Banda hopes to return to office after Tuesday's vote, but a corruption scandal could harm her chances.

Last updated: 17 May 2014 20:11
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Joyce Banda, Malawi's president, has held her last rally ahead of Tuesday’s general election.

Banda campaigned hard for a return to office, but a corruption scandal could hurt her chances of getting re-elected.

The scandal involves millions of dollars of state funds being stolen under her watch.

Banda is one of only two female presidents in Africa.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Zomba in Southern Malawi.

67

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.