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: 17,377,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: Poor Prices of Farm Produce Worry Farmers - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Farmers in Zomba have expressed concern over continued poor prices of produce being offered on the market despite putting effort in value addition.
  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: President Mutharika Lauds the Importance of SMEs - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -President Arthur Peter Mutharika has emphasized the importance of small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) as they contribute significantly in the country's economic growth and development.
  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: Media Fraternity Mourns Journalist Zawanda - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Hundreds of people including members from the media fraternity on Wednesday gathered in Chitawira residential area to pay their last respect to Lloyd Zawanda, a veteran journalist who until his death was a group station manager for Joy Media Group.
  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: Man,39, Accused of Raping 14-Year-Old Pupil - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Nkhunga Police in Nkhotakota is keeping is in custody a 39 year old man for defiling a 14-year old standard 2 pupil.
  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: GOtv Netball Champions League Returns - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] MultiChoice Malawi, the digital satellite television service providers, has announced that the GOtv Netball Champions League, which last took place in 2015, returns for its 4th edition next month and in grand style.