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Yearbook 2018

Malawi. According to Countryaah.com, political maneuvering for the 2019 presidential election began this year already. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which is the second largest in parliament, demanded in July that President Peter Mutharika resign. The president, who represents the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was accused of receiving bribes from food company Pioneer Investments, equivalent to close to $ 4 million in exchange for government contracts. According to Mutharika, the charges were false and just one way to weaken him ahead of the upcoming election.

2018 Malawi

In November, the president implemented a government reform. Speaking was that Vice President Saulos Chilima was not mentioned at all when the new government was presented. Since the Vice President is elected together with the President, it should not be possible to fire him, as several political commentators pointed out. The reason for Chilima getting out in the cold was the fact that in July he launched the Political United Change Movement (UTM), of all things judging in order to form a political party and stand as a counterpart to Mutharika in the 2019 election.

Malawi was one of the countries that, at a meeting in Rwanda's capital Kigali in March, signed an agreement on a new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). To enter into force, the agreement must be ratified at national level. A total of 44 African countries have signed the agreement.

Malawi - Lilongwe

Lilongwe

Lilongwe, capital of Malawi; 1. 2 million residents (2018). Lilongwe, located in central Malawi, is the most important location for the northern and central parts of the country. The city has two centers: Old City, with the local service and transport functions, and Capital Hill, where the government buildings and embassies are located. Omland's agriculture and the textile, furniture and plastic industries dominate the business sector. Lilongwe has an international airport.

Lilongwe, which was built in 1968 with South African assistance, became Malawi's capital in 1975.

 

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