Malawi issues arrest warrant for former President amid corruption scandal

Police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda, saying investigations have found "credible evidence" linking her to theft of public money.

The allegations are related to a corruption scandal in which millions of dollars were looted from government coffers.

Ms Banda's spokesman Andekuche Chanthunya said they will comment only when the warrant has been served to the former president.

He said the former leader would make herself available for questioning "without delay".

Ms Banda is currently in the United States.

Police said they have notified all Interpol member countries of the arrest warrant.

Malawi issues arrest warrant for former President amid corruption scandal

More in this Section

Renewables beat fossil fuels in power generation during third quarterRenewables beat fossil fuels in power generation during third quarter

Johnson’s Brexit deal hopes in the balance as both sides say more work to doJohnson’s Brexit deal hopes in the balance as both sides say more work to do

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasionSyrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

SNP's Cherry: 'Conservatives could be prepared to 'lose' Northern Ireland to secure Brexit deal'SNP's Cherry: 'Conservatives could be prepared to 'lose' Northern Ireland to secure Brexit deal'


Lifestyle

As UK legend John Surman gets ready to play at Cork’s jazz fest, he tells Philip Watson about his well-travelled career and why he’s so angry about Brexit.Jazz legend John Surman on a well travelled career and why he's angry about Brexit

Dr Naomi Lavelle answers a weekly science question.Fish live in water all their lives but does that mean that they never get thirsty or do they even drink at all? To answer these questions we need to look at where the fish live.Appliance of Science: Do fish ever get thirsty?

More From The Irish Examiner