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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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NI expats: ‘Meeting my daughter when she was nine months old motivated me to move to Malawi’

Belfast Telegraph 14 May 2022
Thomasena, originally from Holywood, lives and works in Malawi with her now 15-year-old daughter and five cats. “I first came to Malawi in 2007 when I was still a student and returned in 2008 after I completed my undergrad in journalism at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow,” Thomasena says....
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Malawi Food Security Outlook Update, April 2022

Reliefweb 04 May 2022
... crop production to 15 to 25 percent below average, with the most considerable reductions in southern Malawi ... • In northern and parts of central Malawi, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food security outcomes are expected to continue through the harvest and post-harvest period....
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Malawi’s President Vows Press Freedom But Critics Cite Arrests, Intimidation

Voa News 03 May 2022
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera vowed to protect press freedom in comments to journalists who were invited, for the first time, to the top leader’s home for World Press Freedom Day ... Teresa Ndanga is chairwoman of the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Malawi ... Social media posts have also come under scrutiny....
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As tobacco burns out, Malawi looks to cannabis

The Philadelphia Inquirer 01 May 2022
NAMBUMA, Malawi---Under a scorching sun at a trading post in Malawi, Chikumbutso Chekeni and his wife head to their tobacco sheds to ......
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Malawi: Convictions over 2018 killing of a man with albinism a victory for justice

Amnesty 29 Apr 2022
The fact that 12 people were involved in this appalling crime, including Mark’s biological brother, shows the depths of discrimination that persons with albinism face in Malawi ... Background. MacDonald Masambuka, a 22-year-old man from Nakawa village, in Machinga district, southern Malawi, was disappeared on 9 March 2018 ... The post Malawi ... ....

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