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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Malawi ducks megabillion kwacha scam

Eighteen months after Cashgate hit the headlines in Malawi, only five of the 68 people arrested in connection with the scandal have been tried and convicted. About R2.1-million – less than one percent of the estimated loss to government – has been recovered.

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