Malawi

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INFORMATION

Capital: Lilongwe

Government: Multiparty Democracy

Current President: Arthur Peter Mutharika

Economy:

  • Predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas.
  • Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues.

Population: 19,196,246 (2017)

Land Size: 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Chewa: 32.6%
  • Lomwe: 17.6%
  • Yao: 13.5%
  • Ngoni: 11.5%
  • Tumbuka: 8.8%
  • Nyanja: 5.8%
  • Sena: 3.6%
  • Tonga: 2.1%
  • Ngonde: 1%
  • Other: 3.5% (2008 census)
Religions:

  • Christian: 82.7%
  • Muslim: 13%
  • Other: 1.9%
  • None: 2.5%

Language(s):

  • Chichewa (official): 57.2%
  • English (official)
  • Chinyanja: 12.8%
  • Chiyao: 10.1%
  • Chitumbuka: 9.5%
  • Chisena: 2.7%
  • Chilomwe: 2.4%
  • Chitonga: 1.7%
  • Other: 3.6%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Castel Malawi Confess Producing Poor Taste Carlsberg Green Beer - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] After a long and loud cry of the poor taste of Carlsberg Green beer by the imbibers, Castel Malawi has finally heard the cries and has come out to acknowledge the substandard production of the brand.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Soccer - Nyasa Bullets Not Underrating Dwangwa - Chilapondwa - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Nyasa Big Bullets will be looking forward to extend their lead in the TNM Super League as they make a date against 12th placed Dwangwa United at the Chitowe Ground on Saturday.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Thousands Benefit From Bushiri's Charity in South Africa - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Over 2 000 people within South Africa alone have beneffited from Prophet Shepherd Bushiri through his Beacon of Hope (BoH) charity organisation of his Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG).
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Mia Says MCP Will Not Succumb to DPP Intimidation - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice-president Mohammed Sidik Mia has said they are now more determined than ever to fight the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in next year's elections after police used teargas and fired bullets in the air to disperse the party gathering in Blantyre .
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Unidentified Cyclist Run Over By Truck in Mzuzu - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -An unidentified cyclist died Monday evening when he was run over by an articulated truck at Lunyangwa Bridge in Mzuzu.