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

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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....

Dog days in Lilongwe

When five dogs belonging to a white Zimbabwean couple, Dean and Helen van Schalhwal, savaged their 72-year-old watchman, Samson Chimdima, in Lilongwe last month, the incident escal...


The death of Aleke Banda was announced on 9 April 2010. Although he was born in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia), was educated in Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) and died in South Afri...

Changing sides with profit

Malawi has profitably switched its allegiance to China from Taiwan with a price tag of over US$350 million. In the past two years, China has taken over road and building projects...

The rise and rise of ethnic politics

The predominance of Lhomwe people in the government hierarchy raises doubts about Mutharika's nationalism

The star attraction of the Lhomwe cultural festival last month was President Bingu wa Mutharika: his presence reflects his growing use of his own ethnic identity to mobilise politi...

Seeking power

The sudden death in South Africa on 20 September of Ishmael Chafukira has prompted the usual suspicions. The Malawi Congress Party member of parliament for Lilongwe North-West was ...

Glass houses

Questions have arisen about the financing of President Bingu wa Mutharika's palace and mausoleum in Thyolo District. The contractor is Portugal's Mota-Engil (AC Vol 50 No 16), whic...

On top and in charge

The May elections have given President Mutharika political dominance for the term that is meant to be his last

After his victory in the 19 May elections, President Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) dominate Malawi's political scene. Mutharika won 66% of the vote ...

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