Malawi. According to
Countryaah.com, former President and dictator Hastings Banda, who
was acquitted in a murder trial in December 1995, publicly
apologized in January for the suffering inflicted on his
regime, but at the same time denied personal responsibility.
Two of his former co-workers were arrested in September as
suspected of having planned the murder of three ministers.
Opposition leader Chakufwa Chihana - chairman of the
Alliance for Democracy Party (AFORD) - left the government
on May 2. President Bakili Muluzi then made significant
changes to the ministry, which was, however, still a
coalition government with ministers from the largest party,
the United Democratic Front (UDF), and AFORD. A month later,
however, AFORD left the government.