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Mauritius First Female President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim to resign Following Alleged Financial Scandal



Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and the only woman head of state in Africa is set to resign after being allegedly involved in a financial scandal, Reuters reports.

She has been accused of using a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases and will step down after ceremonies to mark the 50th anniversary of independence on March 12.

Mauritian daily L’Express published bank documents showing that she had used a credit card given to her by the London-based Planet Earth institute to make thousands of dollars worth of personal purchases.

The NGO is funded by Angolan billionaire Alvaro Sobrinho who is himself being investigated for fraud.

According to an announcement made by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Friday:

The President of the Republic told me that she would resign from office and we agreed on the date of her departure. The interest of the country come first.

Ameenah is a renowned scientist and became the first woman to be appointed to the ceremonial position of president of Mauritius in 2o15.


  1. Levit

    March 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Corruption has no gender. Same story with the ex-president of Brazil. So much for equal opportunity.

    • Adejoke

      March 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      And the South Korean. Or what country was that? So much fir women making better leaders.

  2. Truthway

    March 10, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    When U Love them they hate you! When you mistreat them they revere you !!! The problem is condition Human.

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    March 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Too bad

  4. SundayToki

    March 12, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Did all the Democrat State Reps calling for this GOP member of the house to resign “equally call upon creepy State Senator Daylin Leach to likewise resign after his sexual me too misdeeds were exposed? I do credit the Governor as he”s been all over both the Republicans and Democrats in equal force-as it relates to calling upon them to resign It”s funny to me if those Democrats were mute and silent as it was to asking for Senator Leach to resign?

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