Malawi's Joyce Banda sacks cabinet amid corruption row

Malawi President Joyce Banda
Malawi President Joyce Banda

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has sacked her cabinet amid allegations of widespread corruption in government.

Several officials have been caught allegedly with money hidden under their beds and in their cars, reports the BBC's Raphael Tenthani from Malawi. Last month, top finance ministry official Paul Mphwiyo, who was seen as an anti-corruption crusader, was shot and wounded, our reporter says.

Western donors have been urging Ms Banda to tackle corruption. Malawi is a poor African state, heavily dependent on financial aid from the European Union (EU) and other foreign powers.

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