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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: First Lady Officially Opens Two Secondary Schools in Zomba - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Pic Francis Mphweya-MANA.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: NCIC Plant Trees in Thyolo - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -In an effort to bring back trees that are lost during construction projects, National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) on Monday engaged themselves and the communities in tree-planting exercise on Chingazi Hill in Sub Traditional Authority Chidothe in Thyolo District.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Information Department to Be Decentralized By June 2018 - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] As a response to the government's reform agenda, the Department of information will by June 2018 decentralize some of its functions.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Group to Host Nankungwi Reality Show - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Marriage Education and Research Network (MERN) will host a reality show known as 'Nankungwi' on February 10, 2018 at Kamuzu College of Nursing in Lilongwe and March 10, 2018 at M-Theater in Blantyre with an aim of addressing relationship and marriage issues in the country.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Kamphira Reaps Fruits of Hard Work - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Hard work and dedication pays. That's the story of Mark Kamphira, a 35-year-old volunteer teacher who has transformed the status of Chiguma Primary in Blantyre from a community structure into a fully government owned school.