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

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The rot at the top

As President Mutharika's life-and-death struggle with his opponents continues, things start to fall apart

The country's political crisis is intensifying and threatening government finances, thanks to the confrontational style of President Bingu wa Mutharika and his eager lieutenants. ...

Off with their heads

Impatience with democracy, not fear of a coup, seems to lie behind the arrest of opposition leaders

President Bingu wa Mutharika boasts that he is a disciple of founding President Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Indeed, he has picked up the old autocrat’s authoritarianism without his tact...

Locked up

The following have been arrested and charged, or expect to be charged, with treason in connection with an alleged coup plot. All except Bakili Muluzi and Humphrey Mvula were arrest...

Treading on the corn

It is universally accepted that a Malawian government's legitimacy is determined by the latest maize harvest. 'Chimango ndi moyo' (Maize is life) is an expression often heard and c...

The best elections money can buy

The formal processes that must precede next year's general elections get started on 24 April, at the national convention of Bakili Muluzi's United Democratic Front (UDF). The meeti...

Moses on the mountain

Parliament is prorogued, politicians are on trial - and bad-tempered elections are due next year

Tempers are fraying as Malawi approaches next year's parliamentary and presidential elections. The all-important Malawi Electoral Commission, which will supervise the polls, has at...

Motoyoshi Noro

Japan's Ambassador to Malawi

Japan is increasing its diplomatic presence in southern Africa following the successful Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) IV in May. Until this year, Ja...

Lights off

The abrupt closure of the Malaysian textile company Ramatex Group's operations in Windhoek with a loss of 3,000 jobs in early March has sparked a political row with trades union...

Three men in a boat

Political life languishes as three old adversaries line up their parties for the elections that lie ahead

Malawi's politics are dominated by three men. President Bingu wa Mutharika holds several ministerial portfolios and leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). John Tembo leads t...

The Africa Forum

Ex-presidents and other ex-leaders came together as the Africa Forum in Livingstone, Zambia, on 21-23 November. The theme of their gathering was 'Ending AIDS - Africa Takes Charge'...

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