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Population: 19.88m
GDP: $12.63bn
Debt: 74.5% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Bribes case on the rocks

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has decided not to prosecute government officials who may have taken bribes so long as they return them to the state, according to leaks to the med...

You can run and you can hide

Former National Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, whose non-fatal shooting in 2013 blew the lid off the Cashgate scandal of wholesale plunder of the public purse by politicians, is rep...

Mutharika manoeuvres for a comeback

So dire is the record of the incumbent that the opposition believes Peter Mutharika could be elected president again in 2025

The political situation is in such turmoil that the next contest to lead Malawi is already dominating talk in the capital. Ex-President Peter Mutharika is planning a comeback, acco...

Anti-corruption furore goes global

Law officers are determined to obstruct fraudbuster Martha Chizuma's investigations as foreign envoys sound a warning

The government has launched a war of attrition against the courts as it tries to stop Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director-General Martha Chizuma from investigating top politician...

Chakwera's travels and travails

There's no let-up in popular anger with the President's trips abroad, while the government mends fences with the IMF

Nobody was surprised to see President Lazarus Chakwera's motorcade loudly booed as it swooped past motorists languishing in long queues for scarce petrol on the weekend of 3-4 Nove...

Chakwera sacks and attacks

President Lazarus Chakwera has reacted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau report that he demanded to be produced within three weeks by sacking key officials, but also by attacking the A...

Bribery accusations engulf government

Revelations in an English court and public anger at the behaviour of top law officers are challenging President Chakwera's authority

The case of businessman Zuneth Sattar, who is being jointly investigated by Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) for alleged bribery over...

Turmoil at the top deepens

The split between the heads of the governing alliance parties is getting wider as the economy declines ever further

President Lazarus Chakwera is attracting widespread public criticism for excessive international travel while the economy festers – as does public opinion of the government &...

Name or blame

President Lazarus Chakwera has responded to the crisis caused by the British government's naming of officials in his administration as suspected of corruption by demanding action w...


Chakwera makes a clean sweep of his cabinet

After protestors hit the streets accusing the government of betraying its promises to end corruption, the President tries an emergency reshuffle

Rather than sack his ministers facing criminal charges, President Lazarus Chakwera dismissed his entire cabinet on 24 January and promised to name a new one within 48 hours. He sin...


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