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Coordinates: 13°30′S 34°00′E / 13.500°S 34.000°E / -13.500; 34.000

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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Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes

Amnesty 15 Aug 2019
Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa ... Muleya Mwananyanda ... Mtambo has been instrumental in leading post-election protests following the 21 May election, calling for the Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Jane Ansah to resign from her position over allegations of mismanaging the election. ....
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Rights Watchdog Says Demonstration to Seal Airports, Boarders

All Africa 14 Aug 2019
The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say the next demonstrations will be held at all border posts in the country and airports from August 26 to 30 to force Jane Ansah, the chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to resign .......
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Malawi post-election protests organizers plan to seal airports, boarders

Xinhua 08 Aug 2019
8 (Xinhua) -- The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), an organization behind the ongoing post-election protests in Malawi, announced here that their next move is to take the demonstrations to the country's airports and borders....
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Malawi : la justice examine une requête en annulation de la présidentielle

All Africa 08 Aug 2019
La Cour constitutionnelle du Malawi a commencé ... Manifestations post-électorales violentes au Malawi Le dirigeant de l’UTM et ancien vice-président du Malawi Saulos Chilima a été le premier à témoigner devant la Cour, après l‘échec de la défense à obtenir un report de l’audience....
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Youthful politicians come of age

Mail Guardian South Africa 01 Aug 2019
NEWS ANALYSIS ... The leading opposition parties in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe are all led by men in their thirties and forties ... In contrast, Saulos Chilima posted a decent electoral showing in an overwhelmingly rural Malawi, where the median age is 17 ... Lesotho is an interesting case study....
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More violence in Malawi's post-election protests

Xinhua 25 Jul 2019
LILONGWE, July 25 (Xinhua) -- More public and private buildings and property have been destroyed in Malawi's cities of Mzuzu and Lilongwe following the post-election protests that continued Thursday in the country's four cities and other parts ... HRDC and opposition in Malawi are ......
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Malawi post-election reaches impasse as former president intervenes

Xinhua 24 Jul 2019
BLANTYRE, Malawi, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Malawi former and first democratic president, Bakili Muluzi, on Tuesday called the Malawi Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders to a dialogue on the ongoing post-election violence in the country. The former Malawi leader met the HRDC ......
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Hiepe stresses social protection for economic development

The Himalayan 23 Jul 2019
Kathmandu, July 22 ... “We want social protection to help those farthest behind first ... These discussions were complemented by lessons on social protection reform from India, Pakistan and Malawi,” she added. The post Hiepe stresses social protection for economic development appeared first on The Himalayan Times. ....
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Best Dialogue Is for Ansah to Resign - HRDC

All Africa 17 Jul 2019
Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have said the best mediation they can have to end ongoing post-election protests will be to have Jane Ansah resign as chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) .......
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Madonna faces backlash for posting photos of her Black daughters with watermelon

The Daily Dot 16 Jul 2019
People on Twitter are furious that Madonna posted photos to Instagram of her Black children posing with slices of watermelon. The singer posted three photos on her Instagram story this week of her Black daughters, Complex reported ... Following public outrage, she apologized and deleted the post....
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Civil Society Leaders Arrested For Alleged Fraud

All Africa 12 Jul 2019
Lilongwe -The fraud charges slapped on two key figures leading post-election protests in Malawi have been dismissed as a ploy to intimidate anti-government activists .......
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Malawi : l'Onusida demande la libération de militants des droits de l'Homme arrêtés

All Africa 11 Jul 2019
L’Onusida a réclamé jeudi la libération de deux militants des droits de l’Homme malawites, organisateurs de manifestations post-électorales qui ont été interpellés cette semaine pour fraude ... Des membres de la société civile au Malawi ont affirmé que l’interpellation des deux militants était motivée politiquement....
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Malawi: Civil society leaders targeted in post-election clampdown

Amnesty 10 Jul 2019
In response to the arbitrary arrest on allegations of fraud of two of the key figures involved in organizing post-election demonstrations in Malawi, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa said ... end the ongoing post-election demonstrations....
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