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

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A new federation

In Malawi, the President seems to be blundering towards a new version of the Central African Federation

Back in the 1950s, as independence for its Empire became inevitable, Britain tried to unite some smaller units into federations it deemed large enough to stand alone. This never go...

Two horse race

President Bingu wa Mutharika is confident of victory in May's election under his new, blue Democratic Progressive Party banner; John Tembo has a last chance under the Malawi Congre...

Diabolical quarrels

The leaking of a private correspondence between the Malawian President and his predecessor has given Malawians a taste of bitter political battles to come. The 19 May 2009 polls wi...

Bringing in the harvest

An African food-production triumph raises questions about the purpose and value of Western aid

The big idea of a development push in Africa, to be part-financed by Western aid, has been propagated by rock stars and given intellectual credibility by United States' economist J...

The aid debate: good, bad or misplaced

Some say that all aid is good aid. British Premier Gordon Brown, as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2005 said: 'Let us double aid to halve poverty.' Irish campaigner Bob Geldof in 2...

The rot at the top

As President Mutharika's life-and-death struggle with his opponents continues, things start to fall apart

The country's political crisis is intensifying and threatening government finances, thanks to the confrontational style of President Bingu wa Mutharika and his eager lieutenants. ...

Off with their heads

Impatience with democracy, not fear of a coup, seems to lie behind the arrest of opposition leaders

President Bingu wa Mutharika boasts that he is a disciple of founding President Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Indeed, he has picked up the old autocrat’s authoritarianism without his tact...

Locked up

The following have been arrested and charged, or expect to be charged, with treason in connection with an alleged coup plot. All except Bakili Muluzi and Humphrey Mvula were arrest...

Treading on the corn

It is universally accepted that a Malawian government's legitimacy is determined by the latest maize harvest. 'Chimango ndi moyo' (Maize is life) is an expression often heard and c...

The best elections money can buy

The formal processes that must precede next year's general elections get started on 24 April, at the national convention of Bakili Muluzi's United Democratic Front (UDF). The meeti...

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