A Malawian journalist has been sacked from an Islamic radio station for broadcasting an interview with wives of five alleged al-Qaeda members deported last month from the southern African country under US orders, a radio official said on Thursday. Radio Islam’s chief reporter Lameck Masina was dismissed after he defied orders not to air the interview in which the women revealed details of a meeting they held with President Bakili Muluzi after the arrest of their spouses, station manager Hub-Eddin Abbakar said. They said Muluzi had invited them to his private residence and apologised to them for the controversial arrests of their husbands. The five alleged members of Osama bin Laden’s network — a Sudanese, two Turks, a Saudi and a Kenyan — were flown to Sudan last month. Full Story
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