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Malawi

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

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Mutharika, the sequel

Many fear that Peter Mutharika will revert to his brother’s divisive policies but he is under pressure to be more conciliatory

All eyes have turned to President Arthur Peter Mutharika's plans, policies and appointments now that the turbulent post-election period is over. As the dust settles, few doubt that...


Poll ends in farce

Banda’s attempt to cancel the election produced political turmoil and brought the country to a standstill

President Joyce Banda pressed the self-destruct button on her public image at home and in the wider world when she tried to annul the 20 May presidential election. Disregarding the...


Clash of the dynasties

In general elections that promise to be the closest ever, the President is battling candidates who seek to return their families to power

Seven-and-a-half million Malawians go to the polls on 20 May for only the fourth time since multi-party democracy began in 1994 and it promises to be the closest contest yet. Presi...


Election officials under fire

The Malawi Electoral Commission, which is headed by Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Maxon Mbendera, has been under constant attack – despite the fact that it includes commissio...


In cash we trust

President Joyce Banda’s distribution of free grain continues a tradition of opaque election funding

The sight of President Joyce Banda handing out large bags of free maize with her name boldly printed on them in red is common as the election campaign gathers pace. She is spending...


Bandas, Bingu and Goldfinger

Malawi's first President, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, ruled Malawi with an iron rod for 31 years. He left an estate worth an estimated US$50 million including the country's tallest towe...


Scandals to dominate polls

The trial of those accused of stealing state funds could hurt the President in the elections. Insiders accuse Britain of playing politics with aid

Anxiety is growing in presidential circles about the trial of prominent politicians and civil servants in the ‘Cashgate’ scandal over the theft of some US$100 million i...


Banda and the jets

Beleaguered President Joyce Banda is suffering substantial political damage from what many Malawians are calling hypocrisy after she was found to be using the presidential private...


Political class in turmoil

The Cashgate scandal is roping in most politicians in a storm of corruption so severe that donors have halted aid payments

The reputations of almost all members of the political establishment – with the possible exception of the opposition United Democratic Front – have been severely batter...


Shooting triggers reshuffle

The spreading repercussions of September’s gun attack on a senior official have led the President to sack the whole cabinet. Donors are angry

When three gunmen shot down Finance Ministry Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo outside his home in Area 43 in Lilongwe on 13 September, officials initially blamed criminals who wanted t...


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