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Vol 47 No 24

Published 1st December 2006


Malawi

The President speaks

Bingu wa Mutharika puts his case: the IMF approves, politics are turbulent and the anti-corruption trials hang fire

Malawi is in political turmoil. As many as half of its MPs may face by-elections after a constitutional ruling barred them from changing party allegiance between elections. In the middle of his first term, President Bingu wa Mutharika's anti-corruption campaign looks increasingly like a badly-executed attack on his former party, the United Democratic Front. Few Malawians feel more prosperous as a result of his government's reforms . . .

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