Population: 16.83 mn.
GDP: 3.8 bn.
Debt: 1.2 bn.

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 56 No 2
  •  23rd January 2015

Plugging the gaps

With the resumption of international support for the national budget still a distant prospect, President Peter Mutharika's government is having to be inventive in seeking ways of plugging the gap in public finances. The latest injection is a US$200 millio...

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Banda rejects Cashgate claim

The man charged with stealing the most in Cashgate has said he took the cash to State House

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Cashgate, gaolgate

The arrest of former National Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo and his wife on 18 October is proof that the Cashgate scandal has yet to peak, say political and legal insiders in Lilongwe. Mphwiyo is charged with the theft and money-laundering of 2.1 billion k...

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

‘Cashgate’ crisis continues

Steps are being taken to protect the ‘big fish’. But donors know who they are and may not restore budget support unless the law is applied

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Brother with a difference

Nearly three months into his term of office, the new President promises a radical departure from the practice of his predecessors

  • 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

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