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

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Donors challenge Bingu

Aid providers wring some concessions from an increasingly arbitrary president

President Bingu wa Mutharika has stood up to his opponents in civil society and shows no sign of meeting their demands or of loosening his grip on power. However, faced with the im...

Plot device

The repressive climate in Malawi took a bizarre turn when a journalist’s e-mail account was hacked and a forged message sent from it alleging a plot to overthrow the government. Th...

Protests postponed

Protestors plan to take to the streets again next month if their 20-point list of demands to end economic hardship and democratic restrictions are not met. They postponed demonstra...

The President lashes out

After killings and detentions by security forces, oppositionists plan another demonstration to press their demands for reform

President Bingu wa Mutharika’s shift from egotistical technocrat to violent despot was not entirely surprising, given his style of government over the past six years. Few people be...

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...

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