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Malawi

Malawi

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

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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...


Moses on the mountain

Parliament is prorogued, politicians are on trial - and bad-tempered elections are due next year

Tempers are fraying as Malawi approaches next year's parliamentary and presidential elections. The all-important Malawi Electoral Commission, which will supervise the polls, has at...


Motoyoshi Noro

Japan's Ambassador to Malawi

Japan is increasing its diplomatic presence in southern Africa following the successful Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) IV in May. Until this year, Ja...


Lights off

The abrupt closure of the Malaysian textile company Ramatex Group's operations in Windhoek with a loss of 3,000 jobs in early March has sparked a political row with trades union...


Three men in a boat

Political life languishes as three old adversaries line up their parties for the elections that lie ahead

Malawi's politics are dominated by three men. President Bingu wa Mutharika holds several ministerial portfolios and leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). John Tembo leads t...


The Africa Forum

Ex-presidents and other ex-leaders came together as the Africa Forum in Livingstone, Zambia, on 21-23 November. The theme of their gathering was 'Ending AIDS - Africa Takes Charge'...


His friend Bob

President Mutharika seems to be buddying up to Zimbabwe's failing boss, which looks a bad move

Since he became President in 2004, Bingu wa Mutharika has confounded expectations that he would go on governing as his predecessor, Bakili Muluzi, did. His management of the econom...


Conflict in a lakeside church

Nkhotakota is a small town on the western shore of Lake Malawi, whose opposite coastline, in Mozambique, is occasionally visible. The corrugated-iron roofed Cathedral of All Sain...


Back-biting

President Bingu lacks patience for the stand-off with his parliamentary opponents

The shrill voices of government officials dominate the airwaves, as political paralysis gives way to feuding. 'You think I don't bite? I have teeth which bite and I will start biti...


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