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 12
  •  13th June 2014

Mutharika, the sequel

Many fear that Peter Mutharika will revert to his brother’s divisive policies but he is under pressure to be more conciliatory

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Poll ends in farce

Banda’s attempt to cancel the election produced political turmoil and brought the country to a standstill

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Clash of the dynasties

In general elections that promise to be the closest ever, the President is battling candidates who seek to return their families to power

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Election officials under fire

The Malawi Electoral Commission, which is headed by Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Maxon Mbendera, has been under constant attack – despite the fact that it includes commissioners from all the major parties. This apparent guarantee of the MEC’s...

  • 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

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