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Malawi (Vol 5, 2008)

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Author(s): Dzimbiri, Lewis B.
See also Malawi 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022. Contents Volume 5, 2008. Malawian politics did not change much in 2008, especially the controversial battle involving the national budget and section 65, which created enormous political tensions and influenced the economic and social lives of the citizenry. Because this issue had not been resolved in 2007, the relationship between the opposition parties – in the main, the Malawi Congress Party (MC…
Date: 2017-02-01

Malawi (Vol 6, 2009)

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Author(s): Dzimbiri, Lewis B. | Chikapa-Jamali, Tiyesere Mercy
See also Malawi 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022. Contents Volume 6, 2009. Dr Bingu wa Mutharika's landslide victory in the presidential elections of 19 May caused a major transformation of the political landscape. The regional voting mainly determined by ethnic identities that had characterised the three previous multi-party elections was virtually absent. The dramatic swing of the political pendulum to a parliament dominated by the Democratic Pe…
Date: 2017-02-01

Malawi (Vol 9, 2012)

(3,408 words)

Author(s): Chikapa-Jamali, Tiyesere Mercy | Dzimbiri, Lewis B.
See also Malawi 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022. Contents Volume 9, 2012. Poor socio-economic and political governance characterised the beginning of the year, with continued shortages of fuel and foreign currency. This resulted in the dollar competing with the kwacha (K) as a medium for purchase amidst continued executive arrogance and defiant presidential behaviour. The death in office of President Bingu wa Mutharika on 5 April was one of the m…
Date: 2017-02-01

Malawi (Vol 10, 2013)

(3,753 words)

Author(s): Chikapa-Jamali, Tiyesere Mercy | Dzimbiri, Lewis B.
See also Malawi 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022.Contents Volume 10, 2013. The massive abuse of public funds popularly called ‘Cashgate’ was the year’s most dramatic story. This saga affected yet again the donor confidence that President Banda had tried to rebuild after the death of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, and it resulted in the suspension of aid and loans. The year also witnessed a lot of activity by political parties as they prepar…
Date: 2017-02-01

Malawi (Vol 11, 2014)

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Author(s): Chikapa-Jamali, Tiyesere Mercy | Dzimbiri, Lewis B.
See also Malawi 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022.Contents Volume 11, 2014. Malawi’s tripartite election was the first of its kind in the country’s history. The incumbent president, Mrs Joyce Banda, lost to Peter Mutharika, the Democratic Progressive Party (dpp) presidential candidate and brother of the late former president Bingu wa Mutharika. The suspension of aid and loans by donors continued in response to massive looting of public funds popularly known as Cashgate. Thi…
Date: 2017-02-01