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Vol 52 No 25

Published 16th December 2011


Malawi

Donors challenge Bingu

Aid providers wring some concessions from an increasingly arbitrary president

President Bingu wa Mutharika has stood up to his opponents in civil society and shows no sign of meeting their demands or of loosening his grip on power. However, faced with the imminent reality of extreme economic austerity, he has made concessions to donors and hopes to restore the foreign funds that normally support 40% of the annual budget.

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