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Population: 23.38m
GDP: $11.24bn
Debt: 74.9% of GDP (2024)

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No plaudits for anti-corruption supremo

Most believe that the end of Martha Chizuma’s term of office effectively means the death of government prosecution of bribery

Many Malawians feel the book has now closed on the campaign by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Martha Chizuma to bring dozens of Malawian and foreign businesspeople and p...

Chakwera furious at US visa ban

The United States government has slapped a visa ban on four former senior Malawi government officials, including the former Head of the Malawi Police Service, George Kainja, over c...

Generals persist with banned arms deal

The army went ahead with a major arms purchase even after the government cancelled it and said all deals with Zuneth Sattar were over

The government is in turmoil after its claims that all deals with the businessman Zuneth Sattar, who is accused of bribing dozens of top Malawian officials and politicians, had bee...

IMF devaluation demand shock

President Lazarus Chakwera was accused of running away when he left the country on 8 November for Saudi Arabia despite knowing that the kwacha would be devalued by 44% hours after ...

UK cops in court

Government law officers have been so slow to summon witnesses to appear in trials brought by the Anti-Corruption Bureau that witnesses from Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) ap...

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...

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