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Malawi (Republic of Malawi, «the Warm Heart of Africa») is a landlocked country (Eastern and Southern Africa)

  1. Dziko la Malaŵi in Chichewa language
  2. Lilongwe is the economic, political and administrative capital of Malawi and the largest Malawian city
  3. Largest cities of Malawi:
    1. Lilongwe (political capital)
    2. Blantyre (economic and commercial capital of Malawi)
    3. Mzuzu
    4. Zomba (the former Malawian capital)
    5. Other important Malawian cities are Kasungu, Mangochi, Karonga, Salima, Nkhotakota and Liwonde
  4. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world
  5. Main economic activity in Malawi: agriculture
    1. 30% of the Malawian GDP
    2. 80% of the total exports
    3. The main agricultural export product is tobacco:
      1. The seventh producer in the world
      2. The second African producer
    4. Malawi is the third African tea producer (90% for export)
    5. Other agri-food products are sugar, corn, sugar cane, cotton, potatoes and sorghum
  6. Main industries in Malawi: tobacco, tea and sugar, sawmills, cement and consumer goods.
  7. Main mineral resources in Malawi: uranium and coal
    1. Kayelekera uranium mine
  8. Borders of Malawi: Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia

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The Malawian population: 18 million people

  1. MalawianPopulation density: 152 inhabitants / km²
  2. 85% of the population lives in rural areas
  3. 89% of the population works in the informal sector
  4. Malawi has a low life expectancy and a high infant mortality
  5. The prevalence of the HIV / AIDS is high

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  1. Malawi is a Unitary Presidential Republic
  2. Area of Malawi: 118,844 km²
    1. Malawi is one of the smallest African countries
    2. Lake Malawi occupies a third of the surface of Malawi
  3. Lake Malawi (Nyassa), Great Rift
    1. The third African lake
    2. 20% of the Malawian surface
    3. Malawi: Nyassa (Lake in Bantu language)
  4. Tropical climate
  5. Malawi obtained its Independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 (History of Malawi)
  6. Until 1964: Nyassaland
  7. Calling code of Malawi: 265
  8. Country code top-level domain of Malawi: .mw
  9. Currency of Malawi: Malawian Kwacha

Transport and Logistics in Malawi

  1. Access to Malawi by the Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Ports of Mozambique, Maputo, Nacala, Beira. Access to South Africa, Eswatini

Malawi is divided into three regions comprising a total of 28 districts.

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Central region

  1. Population: 5.5 million people
  2. Area: 35.592 km²
  3. Capital: Lilongwe

Northern region

  1. Population: 1.7 million people
  2. Area: 26.931 km²
  3. Capital: Mzuzu

Southern region

  1. Population: 5.8 million people
  2. Area: 31.753 km²
  3. Capital: Blantyre

Trade Organisations (Malawi)

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. U.S.-COMESA Agreement
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  5. Community of Nations
  6. Conference on the Great Lakes Region (guest member country)

Customs Union COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)

  1. African Development Bank
  2. African Union
  4. Economic Commission for Africa

Free trade agreements of Malawi

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Customs and Trade Facilitation

Main Malawian ethnicities:

The main Malawian ethnicities (Bantu origin) are:

  1. Chewa (35% of the population)
  2. Lomwé (19%)
  3. Yao (13%)
  4. Ngoni (12%)
  5. Other Malawian ethnicities are Tumbuka, Sena and Tonga.

Religions in Malawi:

  1. Christianity (80% of the population)
    1. Protestantism (60%)
    2. Catholicism (20%)
  2. Islam (15%)
  3. Traditional African Religions
    1. Nyau (secret society)
    2. Gule Wamkulu dance is an oral and intangible heritage of humanity (UNESCO)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

Languages of Malawi

The official languages of Malawi are Chichewa (or nNyanja, Bantu language) and English.

Chichewa is:

  1. Official language in Malawi and Zimbabwe
  2. Recognised minority language in Zambia and Mozambique
  3. 12 million Africans speak Chichewa

Higher Education in Malawi

Minister of Education of Malawi

  1. University of Southern Malawi (University of Science and Technologies of Malawi)
  2. University of Malawi
  3. University of Mzuzu
  4. Catholic University of Malawi
  5. University Livingstonia
  6. University Malawi Lakeview
  7. University UNICAF
  8. University of Lilongwe
  9. University of Lilongwe of Agriculture and Natural resources
  10. International University of Blantyre

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