Mauritian financial scandal threatens to unseat Africa’s only female head of state


JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (ANA) – The Mauritian parliament will on Friday discuss the future of President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, who faces being unseated in the wake of a financial scandal.

Gurib-Fakim, a former chemistry professor and science faculty dean at the University of Mauritius, faces allegations of purchasing clothing and jewellery with a credit card provided by non-governmental group Planet Earth whose Angolan founder has sought to do business in Mauritius and is under investigation for alleged corruption in Portugal.

– African News Agency (ANA)