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

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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...


Fraud furore engulfs Chakwera

A scam involving ministers and UK businesses is causing public fury and dismay at the President's handling of the case

Accusations of procurement corruption, fraud and bribery are gripping the public and damaging the image of President Lazarus Chakwera, a strong critic of his predecessors over graf...

President's situation is no joke

A popular comedian is ridiculing the head of state as he tries to counter popular discontent with a wave of anti-corruption arrests

Sixteen months after garnering an impressive electoral mandate, President Lazarus Chakwera is on the back foot, anxiously deflecting accusations that his administration is incompet...

No justice for Cashgate crooks

After eight years of delay in probing the theft of $32m by public officials, prospects for closure under the new government are as dim as ever

When Finance Ministry budget director Paul Mphwiyo unexpectedly survived being shot in the head and left for dead eight years ago, blowing apart the heist of US$32 million of publi...

Allies prove a trial for the President

After a year in office the head of state is losing the faith of the public as allies, friends, relations and ministers generate scandal

President Lazarus Chakwera has had a torrid month. He sacked Chikosa Silungwe, the Attorney-General, on 2 August, and two of his most senior aides were arrested by the Anti-Corrupt...

Chakwera loses his lustre

U-turns and misjudgements are damaging the President’s standing with the public as stresses in the ruling coalition mount

As befits a devout evangelist and former pastor, President Lazarus Chakwera promised to lead Malawians 'to Canaan' after winning last year's dramatic election, a re-run of the prev...

By-election bust-up

President Lazarus Chakwera's Malawi Congress Party won a narrow victory over its coalition partner, the United Transformation Movement, in the bitterly contested Karonga Central by...

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