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

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Only a miracle

President Bingu wa Mutharika is ploughing ahead with an optimistic ‘zero-deficit’ budget despite the fact that most of the aid that supports 40% of that budget is missing. Western ...

Mutharika cracks down

The President has always rejected criticism but his reaction to recent dissent could prompt more unrest and damage national finances

Fearing a revolt along North African lines, President Bingu wa Mutharika has unleashed a wave of repression and intimidation, prompting further dissent as Western governments respo...

A port with no ships

The presidential dream of a navigable trade route to the sea will need more than a grand opening ceremony to make it a reality

Although it opened with much fanfare four months ago, the Nsanje World Inland Port is yet to attract a single ship. President Bingu wa Mutharika hosted the opening ceremony and...

Pre-emptive policing

Police swooped on organisers of the ‘Big Bicycle March on the Chronic Fuel Crisis’ just before it set off in Lilongwe on 14 February. The Human Rights Consultative Committee, Malaw...

Subsidising politics

Maize subsidies win votes but the impact on the economy – and on agriculture – is not so healthy

Having bucked conventional wisdom on government subsidies to small farmers, President Bingu wa Mutharika staked his election chances on his Farm Input Subsidy Programme in the 2005...

Road builders

Japan and China both want to get their hands on Malawi’s transport infrastructure. The Chinese are building roads, while the Japanese announced in February their US$18 million reha...

Thank you for smoking

African producers could be penalised in talks this week on the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on proposals to ban additives in tobacco (...

Tobacco and the forex puzzle

Better prices alone for the tobacco crop will not address the worsening economic crisis

To judge by his speech, delivered in stentorian tones to the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September, President Bingu wa Mutharika is presiding over a new economic miracle....

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