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

  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Blunt Bullets Target Kangunje - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Nyasa Big Bullets have set their eyes on former Civo United striker Nelson Kangunje who terminated his two years contract at Mozambican Mocambola outfit Costo do Sol.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Footballer Linje Excited By Flames Duty Call Up - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Jabulani Linje says he is excited to be called for national duties for the second time.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Citizens Warned Against Aiding Foreigners to Get National IDs - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Civic education experts are warning Malawians against aiding foreigners to get national IDs as the exercise gets underway Wednesday.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Telecoms Firm Contributes Towards Anti-Corruption Conference - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has donatedK2.4 million to Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in support of the seventh Annual General Meeting and conference for Commonwealth heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa slated for May 29 to June 2, 2017 at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Archbishop Ziyaye Celebrates 25 Years of Episcopate - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Archbishop Tarcisious Ziyaye of Lilongwe on Tuesday celebrated his silver jubilee of episcopate with a call to catholic faithful to continue serving the Lord with love and dedication.