Africa’s only female president will resign over expense claims

The president of Mauritius will resign this week over claims she used a credit card provided to her by an NGO for personal expenses, her lawyer said.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, submitted her resignation for the “stability of the country,” her lawyer, Yousouf Mohammed, said in an interview with local news agency ION.

Mohammed added she would leave office on March 23. She’s been president since 2015.

The president was left fighting for her political career...

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