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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


Malawi

The rot at the top

As President Mutharika's life-and-death struggle with his opponents continues, things start to fall apart

The country's political crisis is intensifying and threatening government finances, thanks to the confrontational style of President Bingu wa Mutharika and his eager lieutenants. More clashes are in prospect within and outside the Parliament buildings and will worsen the political rivalries which have, since 2005, forced the government into a host of frantic stop-gaps.

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