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Malawi

Malawi

Population: 16.8mn.
GDP: $4.41 bn.
Debt: $1.56 bn.
Overview:

More convictions will follow Cashgate. A Supreme Court ruling on a challenge to parliamentary election results could justify opposition claims of rigging and throw the government into disarray. With no aid, the economy is expected to worsen, especially after the floods.

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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 p...


Banda rejects Cashgate claim

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

Former President Joyce Banda appears a step closer to involvement in the Cashgate affair after the Anti-Corruption Bureau acquired closed circuit television footage shot at preside...


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 Lilong...


‘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

The first conviction of a defendant in the Cashgate trial has set the tone for the rest of the trial; senior politicians on all sides may find themselves implicated. On 28 August f...


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

President Peter Mutharika has held no mass rallies, travelled abroad just once and spoken in public only five times. Even his own Democratic People's Party (DPP) is perplexed by th...


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

All eyes have turned to President Arthur Peter Mutharika's plans, policies and appointments now that the turbulent post-election period is over. As the dust settles, few doubt that...


Poll ends in farce

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

President Joyce Banda pressed the self-destruct button on her public image at home and in the wider world when she tried to annul the 20 May presidential election. Disregarding the...


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

Seven-and-a-half million Malawians go to the polls on 20 May for only the fourth time since multi-party democracy began in 1994 and it promises to be the closest contest yet. Presi...


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 commissio...


In cash we trust

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

The sight of President Joyce Banda handing out large bags of free maize with her name boldly printed on them in red is common as the election campaign gathers pace. She is spending...


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