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Vol 41 No 14

Published 7th July 2000


Cautious in Malawi

Good land is scarce in Malawi and the best of it is occupied by settlers (often of South African origin) who produce the grain and the exports of tea and tobacco that keep the struggling economy afloat. Meanwhile, nearly 60 per cent of the country's ten million people live in rural areas, eking out a poor living from household gardens on soil whose fertility soon wears out.

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