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Population: 18.09mn.
GDP: $5.43 bn.
Debt: $1.84 bn.

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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...


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...

Unity? Who with?

The death of First Lady Ethel Mutharika on 28 May and the immediate proroguing of parliament led to an eerie calm: political foes briefly spoke to each other again. On 15 June, the...

Muluzi the Third

Ex-President Bakili Muluzi finally announced, to a large rally of his United Democratic Front on 11 March, that he will be its candidate for the 2009 presidential election. On 10 F...

Pipe Dreams

In 1964 when the British colonialists left, Malawians ate mostly home-grown maize and earned foreign exchange from tobacco. Despite huge efforts and the doubling of the population,...

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