Malawi

Malawi

Population: 16.5 mn.
GDP: 3.8 bn.
Debt: 1.2 bn.
Overview:

President Joyce Banda and her People's Party face elections in May. Banda's handling of the corruption crisis, which brought the suspension of foreign aid, could determine her chances at the ballot box.  

 

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  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

In cash we trust

President Joyce Banda’s distribution of free grain continues a tradition of opaque election funding

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Bandas, Bingu and Goldfinger

Malawi's first President, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, ruled Malawi with an iron rod for 31 years. He left an estate worth an estimated US$50 million including the country's tallest tower, Chayamba Building, printing and media giant Blantyre Print and well over...

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Scandals to dominate polls

The trial of those accused of stealing state funds could hurt the President in the elections. Insiders accuse Britain of playing politics with aid

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Banda and the jets

Beleaguered President Joyce Banda is suffering substantial political damage from what many Malawians are calling hypocrisy after she was found to be using the presidential private jet she had only just sold. The late President Bingu wa Mutharika secretly...

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Political class in turmoil

The Cashgate scandal is roping in most politicians in a storm of corruption so severe that donors have halted aid payments

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

Shooting triggers reshuffle

The spreading repercussions of September’s gun attack on a senior official have led the President to sack the whole cabinet. Donors are angry

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

Banda's fortunes turn

The President is reaping political benefit from an improving economy but stands accused of planning underhand ways of winning the 2014 polls

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Digging in on the Lake

Malawi will not give up an inch of its lake, sources close to President Joyce Banda say. At issue in the row with Tanzania is where the frontier on Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa should lie. Britain’s Surestream Petroleum has been prospecting in the lake on...

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

The hill Banda must climb

If economic conditions don’t improve, the President’s prospects for next year’s elections look poor

  • Vol 54 No 7
  •  29th March 2013

Lilongwe’s treason trial

A year after they tried to derail Joyce Banda’s accession to the presidency, the old political elite are in the dock

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