Malawi

Country Malawi
Capital Lilongwe
Continent Africa
Currency Kwacha(MWK)
Languages Chichewa & English

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Introduction

Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. Current President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. As president, MUTHARIKA has overseen economic improvement but because of political deadlock in the legislature, his minority party has been unable to pass significant legislation, and anti-corruption measures have stalled. Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the spread of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009.

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Malawi - Wikipedia
Malawi - CIA World Fact Book
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Malawi President Working to Trim Executive Powers - Voice of AmericaMalawi President Working to Trim Executive Powers  Voice of America

Malawi Makes Masks Mandatory in COVID-19 Fight - Voice of AmericaMalawi Makes Masks Mandatory in COVID-19 Fight  Voice of America

Malawi human rights groups warn of Covid deaths in packed prisons - The GuardianMalawi human rights groups warn of Covid deaths in packed prisons  The Guardian

Malawi President Introduces Award for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 - Voice of AmericaMalawi President Introduces Award for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19  Voice of America

Malawi President Vows to Close in on Corrupt Officials - Voice of AmericaMalawi President Vows to Close in on Corrupt Officials  Voice of America

Malawi regulates wearing of masks, bans gatherings - The HeraldMalawi regulates wearing of masks, bans gatherings  The Herald

Malawi Court Sentences Wildlife Criminals to 56 Years in Jail - Voice of AmericaMalawi Court Sentences Wildlife Criminals to 56 Years in Jail  Voice of America

Aide to Former Malawian President Rearrested - Voice of AmericaAide to Former Malawian President Rearrested  Voice of America

Malawi lawmaker dies of COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyMalawi lawmaker dies of COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Malawi Government Under Pressure to Pardon COVID-19 Prisoners - Voice of AmericaMalawi Government Under Pressure to Pardon COVID-19 Prisoners  Voice of America

Malawi communities embrace homeschooling amid COVID-19 pandemic - cgtn.comMalawi communities embrace homeschooling amid COVID-19 pandemic  cgtn.com

With Schools Shut Due To Coronavirus, Malawi's Girls Face Tough Choices : Goats and Soda - NPRWith Schools Shut Due To Coronavirus, Malawi's Girls Face Tough Choices : Goats and Soda  NPR

GIEWS Country Brief: Malawi 03-August-2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Malawi 03-August-2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi - UN NewsForced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi  UN News

Coronavirus - Malawi: Returning back home during a global pandemic - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus - Malawi: Returning back home during a global pandemic  Africanews English

The impact of Cyclone Idai on the poorest (July 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebThe impact of Cyclone Idai on the poorest (July 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi Police Arrest Former President’s Aide for Alleged Corruption - Voice of AmericaMalawi Police Arrest Former President’s Aide for Alleged Corruption  Voice of America

Malawi being destroyed by 'get-rich-quickly politicians' without known investment, says MP Lipipa - Nyasa TimesMalawi being destroyed by 'get-rich-quickly politicians' without known investment, says MP Lipipa  Nyasa Times

Charity Provides Computer Tablets to Less Privileged Students in Malawi - Voice of AmericaCharity Provides Computer Tablets to Less Privileged Students in Malawi  Voice of America

Malawi study shows how dependency on bushmeat hunting can be reduced - The Conversation CAMalawi study shows how dependency on bushmeat hunting can be reduced  The Conversation CA

Chakwera hints on vying for second term as Malawi president - Nyasa TimesChakwera hints on vying for second term as Malawi president  Nyasa Times

UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 21 (Updated on 07 August 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebUN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 21 (Updated on 07 August 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi's new president vows to 'clear the rubble of corruption' - The GuardianMalawi's new president vows to 'clear the rubble of corruption'  The Guardian

Malawi's new leader trained in church - International - WORLD News GroupMalawi's new leader trained in church - International  WORLD News Group

Chakwera set on deconstructing presidency's powers: 'Demand Malawi MPs vote for legislative changes' - Nyasa TimesChakwera set on deconstructing presidency's powers: 'Demand Malawi MPs vote for legislative changes'  Nyasa Times

UNFPA Malawi 2019 Annual Report - Malawi - ReliefWebUNFPA Malawi 2019 Annual Report - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi Preparedness, Quarterly Update, April – June 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebMalawi Preparedness, Quarterly Update, April – June 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Better dietary options for healthier children - Malawi - ReliefWebBetter dietary options for healthier children - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi Jails 9 Chinese Wildlife Trafficking Gang Members - Courthouse News ServiceMalawi Jails 9 Chinese Wildlife Trafficking Gang Members  Courthouse News Service

Malawi truck drivers face hurdles in Mozambique, Tanzania - Nyasa TimesMalawi truck drivers face hurdles in Mozambique, Tanzania  Nyasa Times

Malawi's New President, a Christian Theologian, Confronts Corruption and Coronavirus | News & Reporting - ChristianityToday.comMalawi's New President, a Christian Theologian, Confronts Corruption and Coronavirus | News & Reporting  ChristianityToday.com

Malawi: Jolly 'Osaweta' Kalelo Dies - Former MCP Spokesman and Broadcaster - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsMalawi: Jolly 'Osaweta' Kalelo Dies - Former MCP Spokesman and Broadcaster  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Malawi brings in strict new curbs on life to fight Covid-19 - Nyasa TimesMalawi brings in strict new curbs on life to fight Covid-19  Nyasa Times

Malawi Key Message Update: Impacts of COVID-19 cause food and income gaps for the urban poor, July 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebMalawi Key Message Update: Impacts of COVID-19 cause food and income gaps for the urban poor, July 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Commercial airlines resume Malawi flights August end - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesCommercial airlines resume Malawi flights August end - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

Drug Fight Malawi warns smokers of coronavirus - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesDrug Fight Malawi warns smokers of coronavirus - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

Universal Corporation Obtains US Customs Modification for Malawi Tobacco - GuruFocus.comUniversal Corporation Obtains US Customs Modification for Malawi Tobacco  GuruFocus.com

Malawi: Sports Diplomacy Is Key for Malawi, Says Woods-Nkhutabasa - AllAfrica.comMalawi: Sports Diplomacy Is Key for Malawi, Says Woods-Nkhutabasa  AllAfrica.com

Dzuka Malawi: Dear Cabinet Members, Talk is cheap - Nyasa TimesDzuka Malawi: Dear Cabinet Members, Talk is cheap  Nyasa Times

Malawi to receive $45.07 million for national COVID-19 emergency response from the African Development Bank - Malawi - ReliefWebMalawi to receive $45.07 million for national COVID-19 emergency response from the African Development Bank - Malawi  ReliefWeb

WFP Malawi Supporting the National Covid-19 Response, June 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebWFP Malawi Supporting the National Covid-19 Response, June 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi: PAC Tells Chakwera to Desist Selective Justice in Corruption Fight - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsMalawi: PAC Tells Chakwera to Desist Selective Justice in Corruption Fight  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Malawi: Emergency Agriculture and Food Security Surveillance System (EmA-FSS) Bulletin, Issue 6: 6–12 July [WK11] & 13–19 July [WK12] - Malawi - ReliefWebMalawi: Emergency Agriculture and Food Security Surveillance System (EmA-FSS) Bulletin, Issue 6: 6–12 July [WK11] & 13–19 July [WK12] - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Land grab dominates Malawi press: HRDC asks ACB to probe ex-ministers, Chothia and Karim - Nyasa TimesLand grab dominates Malawi press: HRDC asks ACB to probe ex-ministers, Chothia and Karim  Nyasa Times

Women in Malawi react to female cabinet appointments - cgtn.comWomen in Malawi react to female cabinet appointments  cgtn.com

Pandemic Forces Malawi to Relook its Prison System - Africa.comPandemic Forces Malawi to Relook its Prison System  Africa.com

Judge Kenyatta halts deportation of 67 Indian illegal workers at Malawi Sugar Company - Nyasa TimesJudge Kenyatta halts deportation of 67 Indian illegal workers at Malawi Sugar Company  Nyasa Times

UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 9 to 15 July 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebUNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 9 to 15 July 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi: Bushiri Frustrated Again By SA Court - Reserves Judgment On Appeal for Fast-Track Trial - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsMalawi: Bushiri Frustrated Again By SA Court - Reserves Judgment On Appeal for Fast-Track Trial  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The journey so far: Mdingase Tewete, managing director, Kombeza Foods (Malawi) - How we made it in AfricaThe journey so far: Mdingase Tewete, managing director, Kombeza Foods (Malawi)  How we made it in Africa

Mwenifumbo opts for UTM and not MCP in Tonse alliance - Nyasa TimesMwenifumbo opts for UTM and not MCP in Tonse alliance  Nyasa Times

Malawian defender Petro opens Sheriff account in Moldovan National league - Nyasa TimesMalawian defender Petro opens Sheriff account in Moldovan National league  Nyasa Times

Malawi’s Chakwera engages telecommunications billionaire over cheap internet - Malawi24Malawi’s Chakwera engages telecommunications billionaire over cheap internet  Malawi24

Maduka registers first Celtic win - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesMaduka registers first Celtic win - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 30 July - 5 August 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebUNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 30 July - 5 August 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Chilima urges donors to respect Malawi's development plans: Recommends long-term strategies - Nyasa TimesChilima urges donors to respect Malawi's development plans: Recommends long-term strategies  Nyasa Times

Review Malawi Customary Act and Land Act: Rural masses are potential victims - Nyasa TimesReview Malawi Customary Act and Land Act: Rural masses are potential victims  Nyasa Times

How Malawians spend their weekends - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesHow Malawians spend their weekends - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 19 (Updated on 24 July 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebUN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 19 (Updated on 24 July 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Chilima advises Escom to stop buying fuel for Aggreko - Nyasa TimesChilima advises Escom to stop buying fuel for Aggreko  Nyasa Times

GADO - New President Chakwera in Malawi - The ElephantGADO - New President Chakwera in Malawi  The Elephant

Malawi: Primary School Learners Petition Chief Dambe Over Increase in Child Marriage - AllAfrica.comMalawi: Primary School Learners Petition Chief Dambe Over Increase in Child Marriage  AllAfrica.com

UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 18 (Updated on 17 July 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebUN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 18 (Updated on 17 July 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 17 (Updated on 10 July 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebUN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 17 (Updated on 10 July 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Study shows high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence, but low death rate in Malawi's health care workers - News-Medical.NetStudy shows high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence, but low death rate in Malawi's health care workers  News-Medical.Net

Minister Mia says govt to improve transport infrastructure - Nyasa TimesMinister Mia says govt to improve transport infrastructure  Nyasa Times

UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 20 (Updated on 31 July 2020) - Malawi - ReliefWebUN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 20 (Updated on 31 July 2020) - Malawi  ReliefWeb

Malawi top crime buster and key investigator on Njauju murder case dies - Nyasa TimesMalawi top crime buster and key investigator on Njauju murder case dies  Nyasa Times

From the wall of Ishmael Wadi: Tribute to Bob Mtekama Malawi's top crime buster - Nyasa TimesFrom the wall of Ishmael Wadi: Tribute to Bob Mtekama Malawi's top crime buster  Nyasa Times

Parliament reconvenes September 4: Chakwera to decide on Sona delivery - Nyasa TimesParliament reconvenes September 4: Chakwera to decide on Sona delivery  Nyasa Times

Malawi: Govt, Plan Malawi Move to Address Teen Pregnancies, Avert Mental Health Problems - AllAfrica.comMalawi: Govt, Plan Malawi Move to Address Teen Pregnancies, Avert Mental Health Problems  AllAfrica.com

Construction of Malawi police houses to begin soon - Construction ReviewConstruction of Malawi police houses to begin soon  Construction Review

Malawi: COVID-19 Rapid Response - Emergency Agriculture and Food Security Surveillance System - EmA-FSS, May/June 2020 Highlights - Malawi - ReliefWebMalawi: COVID-19 Rapid Response - Emergency Agriculture and Food Security Surveillance System - EmA-FSS, May/June 2020 Highlights - Malawi  ReliefWeb

African Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion” - MissionsBoxAfrican Bible Colleges – “Faith in Action, God in Motion”  MissionsBox

Chothia, Karim implicated in Malawi land grab scandal - Nyasa TimesChothia, Karim implicated in Malawi land grab scandal  Nyasa Times

Chilima to launch Malawi development strategy report Thursday - Nyasa TimesChilima to launch Malawi development strategy report Thursday  Nyasa Times

Zomba Stadium construction in Malawi to take longer than expected - Construction ReviewZomba Stadium construction in Malawi to take longer than expected  Construction Review

Ray of hope for Malawi's tobacco industry - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesRay of hope for Malawi's tobacco industry - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

Chihana boasts he is 'super rich' than most Malawi ministers despite Katapila: 'I fly business class' - Nyasa TimesChihana boasts he is 'super rich' than most Malawi ministers despite Katapila: 'I fly business class'  Nyasa Times

Malawi: Dykes Facilitating Settlement in Disaster Prone Areas - AllAfrica.comMalawi: Dykes Facilitating Settlement in Disaster Prone Areas  AllAfrica.com

Mtekama burial ignores Covid-19 protocols as hundreds attend - Nyasa TimesMtekama burial ignores Covid-19 protocols as hundreds attend  Nyasa Times

The Hard Part Starts Now For Malawi's New President - Global FinanceThe Hard Part Starts Now For Malawi's New President  Global Finance

Malawi: Chakwera Makes Cover of New African Magazine As 'God's Man in State House' - AllAfrica.comMalawi: Chakwera Makes Cover of New African Magazine As 'God's Man in State House'  AllAfrica.com

Mutharikas on wanted list - Malawi24Mutharikas on wanted list  Malawi24

UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 23-29 July 2020 - Malawi - ReliefWebUNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report, 23-29 July 2020 - Malawi  ReliefWeb

New measures on Covid-19 came into force Saturday - Malawi24New measures on Covid-19 came into force Saturday  Malawi24

First Malawian secretary to president, Cabinet dies - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesFirst Malawian secretary to president, Cabinet dies - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

PAC warns Chakwera against 'backyard cabinet' - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi - Nyasa TimesPAC warns Chakwera against 'backyard cabinet' - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa Times

Interns give Malawi government ultimatum, to hold demos at veep's office - Nyasa TimesInterns give Malawi government ultimatum, to hold demos at veep's office  Nyasa Times

Recognising Malawi's Front Line Workers - Africa.comRecognising Malawi's Front Line Workers  Africa.com

Coronavirus: Malawi records 84 new cases, 47 new recoveries - Malawi24Coronavirus: Malawi records 84 new cases, 47 new recoveries  Malawi24

Malawi: Chakwera Makes Fresh Assets Declaration - Updated From K272m Wealth, 3 Cars As Gifts - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsMalawi: Chakwera Makes Fresh Assets Declaration - Updated From K272m Wealth, 3 Cars As Gifts  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Malawi Sun Hotel, Mrs Mutharika, son Tadikila face corruption probe: Looted funds in overseas banks - Nyasa TimesMalawi Sun Hotel, Mrs Mutharika, son Tadikila face corruption probe: Looted funds in overseas banks  Nyasa Times

Escom imports of electricity poles cost Raiply K2.5 billion - Nyasa TimesEscom imports of electricity poles cost Raiply K2.5 billion  Nyasa Times

Malawians want Fingerpole removed - Malawi24Malawians want Fingerpole removed  Malawi24

Malawi Sun Hotel owners face arrest in land grab linked with Chisale - Nyasa TimesMalawi Sun Hotel owners face arrest in land grab linked with Chisale  Nyasa Times

Adra Malawi board given 14 days ultimatum to fire directors - Nyasa TimesAdra Malawi board given 14 days ultimatum to fire directors  Nyasa Times

Columnist, medical doctor Joram Nyirongo steps on the music scene with vigor: Set to revive folk music - Nyasa TimesColumnist, medical doctor Joram Nyirongo steps on the music scene with vigor: Set to revive folk music  Nyasa Times

Chilima calls for action on youth employment crisis in Malawi - Nyasa TimesChilima calls for action on youth employment crisis in Malawi  Nyasa Times

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