The Republic of Malawi is a small, agriculturally based country located in the southeastern region of sub-Saharan Africa. It borders the entire western coast of Lake Malawi; Zambia is located to the west, Tanzania to the northeast, and it is surrounded by Mozambique to the south and southeast. The country has roughly 17 million people and its per capita income places it among the lowest income-developing countries in Africa.

Political Developments

Malawi experienced significant political turmoil during the five years leading up to the most recent presidential election, which occurred in May 2014. The turmoil escalated with the death of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died in office in April 2012 while serving a second term. He was first elected president in 2004. Upon his ...

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