Malawi : Constitution and politics

Malawi is a south-east African country bordered by Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Mozambique. It is narrow and landlocked but has a 750-kilometre-long border with Lake Malawi (also called Lake Nyasa). It has highlands, central plateaus and isolated mountains. The East African Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south.  Key facts Region: Africa  Population: 18 million (2018)  Area: 118,500 square kilometres  Capital: Lilongwe  Joined Commonwealth: 1964, following […]

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The president’s bodyguard who amassed dozens of cars and houses

Norman Chisale for years headed the security detail of Malawi’s ex-President Peter Mutharika. Now he faces corruption charges. Blantyre, Malawi – For years, Norman Chisale was known as the “most trusted and feared” bodyguard of Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s former president. It seems he was also the “richest”. In news that stunned Malawi, state authorities last month […]

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