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Malawi

Malawi

Population: 18.09mn.
GDP: $5.43 bn.
Debt: $1.84 bn.

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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...


Banda's fortunes turn

The President is reaping political benefit from an improving economy but stands accused of planning underhand ways of winning the 2014 polls

The political fortunes of President Joyce Banda have seen an unexpected turnaround. A win in the May 2014 parliamentary, presidential and local elections had looked highly unlikely...


Digging in on the Lake

Malawi will not give up an inch of its lake, sources close to President Joyce Banda say. At issue in the row with Tanzania is where the frontier on Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa should li...


The hill Banda must climb

If economic conditions don’t improve, the President’s prospects for next year’s elections look poor

President Joyce Banda opened Parliament in May and announced a strong budget in an attempt to regain ground lost to an opposition that is already in election mode. While donors and...


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