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Malawi Culture and Economy

The state Official name: Republic of Malawi and Republic of Malawi Administrative division: 24 districts. Capital: Lilongwe, 395,000 inhab. (1994). Other cities: Blantyre, 446,800 residents; Mzuzu, 62,700 inhab. (1994). Government: Presidential Republic. Bakili Muluzi, president since May 1994. Legislative branch, unicameral: National Assembly, made up of 177 members. National holiday: July 6, Independence (1964). Armed… Read More »

Malawi Politics

It has a democratic and multi-party government, currently under President Bingu wa Mutharika. The current constitution was promulgated on May 18, 1995. As in other democracies, power is divided into three: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch is made up of the president, who is the head of state, the first and second vice presidents, and… Read More »

Malawi History

Part of the small country bordering Lake Malawi – formerly Nyassa – the kingdom of Kitwara, had integrated the set of states linked to the production of gold and ruled by the Monomotapa of Zimbabwe. The decline of that hegemony allowed the Chewa to expand their territory, only to see it shrink again when the Changamira… Read More »

Malawi Geography

According to SOFTWARELEVERAGE, Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country located in southeastern Africa, formerly known as Nyasaland. It borders Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Its place name comes from Maravi, one of the Bantu tribes that inhabited the area. Drift… Read More »

Malawi Arts and Literature

Literature, drama and theater Like other African countries, Malawi has a living oral tradition. The first books, in the 1930’s, were written on chewa and tumbuka. In the 1960’s, Aubrey Kachingwe, David Rubadiri and Legson Kayira published novels in English with topics such as prostitution, political corruption and cultural contradictions. Dramat fused inherited mask games… Read More »

Malawi Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 Malawi Kwacha corresponds to 100 Tambala. Currency abbreviation: MWK – ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 MWK. Coins with a value of 1 MWK and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 tambala are in circulation, but the smaller values ​​are almost worthless and… Read More »