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Population: 18.62 mn.
GDP: $6.3 bn.
Debt: $2.16 bn.

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Kidnapped I

Churches, the governing United Democratic Front, the United States' Save the Children Fund and the Muslim Association of Malawi were early casualties of Malawi's 'war on terrorism'...

Getting rid of Muluzi

The President can't stand for reelection but fears prosecution if he doesn't hold onto power

Nine years of multi-party politics after 30 years of dictatorship have tested the country's young democratic institutions. Two years of famine, a devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic and ...

Brown bounces back

Corruption, a coup plot, a third term and a new opposition

There's nothing like a coup plot to distract attention from political troubles. It is widely believed in Blantyre that last week's alleged putsch was not a coup plot at all. Revela...

Those fatal cars

Scandals are complicating the choice of a presidential candidate

The Mercs to Malawi affair - the purchase of 39 top-notch Mercedes-Benz limousines by President Bakili Muluzi's aid-dependent government - turned discontent into crisis. This has h...

In the running

The ruling United Democratic Front is struggling to pick its presidential candidate for 2004 and its continuity camp wants a third term for Bakili Muluzi, which would mean changing...

Naming names

President Bakili Muluzi pleads for cancellation of Malawi's US$2.5 billion international debt. Meanwhile Parliament's Public Accounts Committee has described the embezzlement of mi...

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 stru...

Close shave

After narrowly winning a second term, President Muluzi faces tough opponents

Close-run and bad-tempered, Malawi's 15 June elections have sparked off several street confrontations and plenty of litigation. However, President Bakili Muluzi looks set to ride t...

Muluzi's democracy test

Five years after the end of Banda's dicatorship, politics is at a crossroads

Malawi's second multi-party elections are set to be a close-run thing. President Bakili Muluzi's ruling United Democratic Front is neck and neck with the opposition alliance of Gw...

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