COAT OF ARMS
Government: Multiparty Democracy
Current President: Arthur Peter Mutharika
Population: 19,842,560 (2018)
Land Size: 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Political Parties Act Awaits Registrar Appointment - AllAfrica News: Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Government says the Political Parties Act, which bars politicians from giving out handouts during an election, is not effective because a registrar of the office is yet to be appointed.
- Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Mutharika, Magufuli Fail to Discuss Lake Malawi Wrangle - AllAfrica News: Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Tanzania president John Magufuli flies out of Malawi this Thursday having failed to discuss Lake Malawi wrangle with President Peter Mutharika on his two-day State-visit.
- Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Another 'Cash-Gate' At Power Utility - AllAfrica News: Malawi
[Nyasa Times] State-owned power utility Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has come under intense criticism for rejecting a winning bid of less than K150 million for the demolition of Escom headquarters building in Blantyre which was gutted by fire two years ago and opted for a K650 million for the same exercise.
- Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi - AllAfrica News: Malawi
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme.
- Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Opposition Shadow MP Debates Himself As Rivals' No-Show - AllAfrica News: Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Just one of the three others that were expected to be part of the Wednesday parliamentary debate organised by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust showed up, a development that has since raised eyebrows on the seriousness of the rest.