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

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Seeking power

The sudden death in South Africa on 20 September of Ishmael Chafukira has prompted the usual suspicions. The Malawi Congress Party member of parliament for Lilongwe North-West was ...

Glass houses

Questions have arisen about the financing of President Bingu wa Mutharika's palace and mausoleum in Thyolo District. The contractor is Portugal's Mota-Engil (AC Vol 50 No 16), whic...

On top and in charge

The May elections have given President Mutharika political dominance for the term that is meant to be his last

After his victory in the 19 May elections, President Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) dominate Malawi's political scene. Mutharika won 66% of the vote ...

A double win for Bingu

The overwhelming election victory for the President and his party revive troubling memories of Kamuzu Banda's system

Voters overturned the political order in the fourth of Malawi's multiparty elections on 19 May. They voted for Bingu wa Mutharika for a second term in the presidency by a margin of...

Then there were two

The Malawi Electoral Commission’s barring of former President Bakili Muluzi from May’s presidential election has sparked a crisis after the dissolution of Parliament and the start ...

A new federation

In Malawi, the President seems to be blundering towards a new version of the Central African Federation

Back in the 1950s, as independence for its Empire became inevitable, Britain tried to unite some smaller units into federations it deemed large enough to stand alone. This never go...

Two horse race

President Bingu wa Mutharika is confident of victory in May's election under his new, blue Democratic Progressive Party banner; John Tembo has a last chance under the Malawi Congre...

Diabolical quarrels

The leaking of a private correspondence between the Malawian President and his predecessor has given Malawians a taste of bitter political battles to come. The 19 May 2009 polls wi...

Bringing in the harvest

An African food-production triumph raises questions about the purpose and value of Western aid

The big idea of a development push in Africa, to be part-financed by Western aid, has been propagated by rock stars and given intellectual credibility by United States' economist J...

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