Malawi stalls probe on oil contracts

Malawi’s graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has stalled investigations on suspicious donations that were allegedly made to former president Joyce Banda’s Mudzi Transformation from Rakgas in exchange for the controversial awarding of exploration licences for oil blocks.

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Malawi oil contracts under probe

Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau has launched an investigation into whether money irregularly changed hands during the rushed signing of production-sharing agreements on three of Malawi’s petroleum blocks just eight days before the 2014 elections in the country. The probe was requested by a range of Malawian civil society organisations and international NGO Oxfam. By COLLINS MTIKA for the Centre for Investigative Journalism (Malawi) in association with AMABHUNGANE.

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