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Malawi (/məˈlɔːwi/, /məˈlɑːwi/ or /ˈmæləwi/; Chichewa: [maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".

Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa. Lake Malawi takes about a third of Malawi's area.

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Malawian authorities urge farmers to tap Chinese markets for growth

People Daily 22 Apr 2024
The official suggested that Malawi could significantly increase its forex earnings by 20 to 30 times if more commercial farmers with large landholdings entered the industry and accessed the Chinese market, noting that existing investors are ready to support local farmers in ......
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Fresh torture claims made against Prince Harry’s African charity

Metro UK 20 Apr 2024
Prince Harry was promoted to the organisation’s governing board of directors last year after being the president of the charity for six years, The Times reports. Prince Harry in Malawi (Picture ... Now the Duke of Sussex is likely to face pressure to step down following the allegations, The Times said ... It said in a statement according to The Times....
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Meta AI is taking over WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger

Crunch 19 Apr 2024
What you need to know ... for the first time. Meta is debuting the chatbot in Australia, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe ... But the killer Meta AI feature is the chatbot's ability to access Bing and Google in real time to respond to requests ... (Image credit. Meta) ... ....
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Malawi's president moves in to stop tobacco smuggling

Beijing News 17 Apr 2024
Tobacco is the main cash crop and major foreign exchange earner in Malawi ... Chikapa said it's time Malawi reduce relying on tobacco for foreign exchange, citing falling demand following anti-smoking campaigns championed by the World Health Organization and the proven link between tobacco use and cancer....
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Nigeria to Upgrade Biosafety Management Agency

This Day 17 Apr 2024
Nigeria .. Michael Olugbode in Abuja ... Asagbra, who addressed a press conference yesterday on achievements of the agency in recent time, said Nigeria’s biosafety processes are on par with, if not ahead of, those in other African countries like Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa ... “We are top here in Africa but not ready to rest on our oars ... ....
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Malawian journalist Macmillan Mhone facing false news, extortion charges

CPJ 15 Apr 2024
Macmillan Mhone’s arrest points to authorities’ intolerance for reporting that sheds light on allegations of corruption involving the security services,” said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator, Muthoki Mumo, in Nairobi.“Instead of targeting journalists, authorities in Malawi should spend their time investigating those allegations....
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Why are some countries decriminalising drugs?

Al Jazeera 11 Apr 2024
In late March, Malawi’s government legalised the production of a particular strain of cannabis for some industrial and medicinal purposes ... But Malawi is not the only country to decriminalise drugs in recent years. How and why are some countries legalising drugs and what effects has that had? Why has Malawi decriminalised some cannabis production?....
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Unlocking Malawi’s Trade Barriers Through One-Stop Border Posts

Capital Ethiopia 10 Apr 2024
Malawi’s economy suffers from a lack of investment and high trade costs due to poor logistics and infrastructure; Clearing goods at the Malawi-Dedza border post with Mozambique previously took an average of three days; One-Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) reduce border waiting times and the cost of cross-border transactions....
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WHO DONATES SUPPLY KITS TO MALAWI AMID FOOD CRISIS

Malaysian National News Agency 09 Apr 2024
WHO DONATES SUPPLY KITS TO MALAWI AMID FOOD CRISIS ... LILONGWE, Malawi, April 9 (Bernama-Xinhua) -- The World ... Malawian Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda described the donation as "timely and very useful for Malawi," where the infant mortality rate remains a concern....
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Irish aid worker says empathy needed over climate impacts

RTE 06 Apr 2024
An Irish aid worker has called for more empathy from countries in the Global North when responding to climate change as millions experience food insecurity in Malawi. Conor Kelly, who is from Clane, Co Kildare, moved to Malawi in 2019 to work as Trocaire's programme manager in the country ... These things don't happen overnight, they happen over time."...
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Malawi: Global Deployment of Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Boost Fight Against Cholera

All Africa 05 Apr 2024
... to 14 countries in largest-ever global deployment, with the first shipment landing today in Malawi....
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Severe Drought in Southern Africa Leaves Millions on the Brink of Starvation

Truth Dig 05 Apr 2024
22% of Malawi’s population was projected to face crisis levels of hunger between October 2023 and March 2024 ... One million hectares, or nearly half of the total area planted with the staple food maize, has been been impacted, with rains failing for seven weeks at a time ... 80% of Malawi’s food is similarly produced by smallholder farmers....
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Global deployment of rapid diagnostic tests to boost fight against cholera

World Health Organization 05 Apr 2024
More than 1.2 million cholera rapid diagnostic tests will be shipped to 14 countries in largest-ever global deployment, with the first shipment landing today in Malawi.This first official deployment of tests through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will improve timely detection and ......

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