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

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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...

Lilongwe’s treason trial

A year after they tried to derail Joyce Banda’s accession to the presidency, the old political elite are in the dock

President Joyce Banda's faces her toughest political test with the arrest on 11 March of eleven former top officials who have been linked to a treason plot. The arrests, which prom...

Rifts over lake

Resolution of the dispute over the border between Malawi and Tanzania on Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa to Tanzanians) seems no nearer. The Africa Forum, an advisory body of former Africa...

Banda takes on her deputy

The President is at loggerheads with her deputy just as she tries to strengthen her party in Parliament

President Joyce Banda wants to build a parliamentary majority from defectors from the Democratic Progressive Party to her own People’s Party. She founded the PP after the late Pre...

Seoul says no to youth export

South Korea ends speculation on the matter and begins to investigate Yoon Choong-sup, the man behind the plan

South Korea is adamant that it did not and will not authorise the arrival of some 100,000 young Malawian workers, as announced by President Joyce Banda and her People’s Party...

Youth export palaver

Parliamentarians were up in arms after hearing that up to 100,000 young Malawians could be soon on their way to work in South Korea’s factories and farms in an effort by government...

Oil and gas prospects fuel lake row

The two sides will return to the table to settle an old dispute

Malawi and Tanzania will return to the negotiating table on 15-17 November to seek a diplomatic resolution to their dispute over the border in the lake that divides their two count...

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