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Yearbook 1996

Malawi. According to, 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.

1996 Malawi

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.

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