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

  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Senior Chief Kaomba Brands Bushiri 'Papa of the Poor' - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Nyasa Times] Influential Chewa Senior Chief Kaomba of Kasungu says he is shocked with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's apolitical, non-discriminatory and territorial wide way in which he is giving relief maize to Malawians.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Flush Floods Wash Away Over 300 Hectares of Crops in Nkhata Bay - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay -Over 300 hectares of crops in Nkhata Bay District have been washed away by flush floods due to continuous heavy rains that hit the district for the past five days.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Malawi Expects a Rise in Tourists From China - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Director for Tourism, Isaac Katopola says Malawi expects a boom in Chinese travelers and holiday makers coming into the country by the year 2020.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Court Punishes Man for Causing Death By Reckless Driving - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday ordered Wilson Ndomondo to pay a fine of K200, 000.00 for causing death by reckless driving which is contrary to section 126 (4) c of the Road Traffic Act.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Human Trafficking - AllAfrica News: Malawi
    [Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Rumphi First Grade Magistrate Court Tuesday convicted and sentenced a 34 year- old man to 10 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for trafficking into the country 12 Ethiopians.