Mutharika propelling Malawi to uncertain future

LILONGWE, July 22 – If the billboards adorning its capital are anything to go by, Malawi is on the up and up, with President and self-proclaimed Economist-in-Chief Bingu wa Mutharika “propelling Malawi into the future”. The petrol queues snaking hundreds of yards through its dusty boulevards give a very different – and far more realistic […]

MALAWI: UK aid cuts hit health care

BLANTYRE, 2 June 2011 (IRIN) – After several years of fragile gains, Malawi’s healthcare sector is facing major setbacks following a decision by its largest international donor, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), to freeze its aid to the impoverished nation.


Full Name Republic of Malawi Capital Lilongwe Form of Government Multi-Party Democracy Date of Independence 6 July, 1964 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 118,484 km2 (99th)45,747 sq mi Total Population (2008 estimate) 13,931,831 Time Zone CAT (UTC+2) Currency Kwacha GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $4.082 billion GDP Per Capita $299 Human Development Index […]