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Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 19,431,566. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Malawi's capital is Lilongwe. Its second-largest is Blantyre, its third-largest is Mzuzu and its fourth-largest is its former capital, Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name for the Chewa people who inhabit the area. The country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of its people.
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. It is the former capital city of Malawi.
ISO 3166-2:MW is the entry for Malawi in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.
Dr. George T. Chaponda is a Malawian career diplomat and politician who served as Malawi's Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development from 2016 to 2017. He is a founding member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and is a DPP Member of Parliament from Mulanje district in southern Malawi.
Dowa is a district in the Central Region of Malawi. The capital is Dowa.
Mchinji is a district in the Central Region of Malawi. The capital is Mchinji. The district covers an area of 3,356 km2 (1,296 sq mi) and has a population of 602,305. The area's economy is sustained by rain-fed agriculture.
The Reserve Bank of Malawi is the central bank of Malawi established in the year 1968 located in Lilongwe. The current governor is Dalitso Kabambe
The University of Malawi (UNIMA) is an educational institution established in 1965 and composed of four constituent colleges located in Zomba, Blantyre, and Lilongwe. Of the four colleges, the largest is Chancellor College in Zomba. It is part of the Malawian government educational system. The last Vice Chancellor of the now vacant post was Professor John Kalenga Saka. UNIMA celebrated its golden jubilee from the 24 to the 26 September 2015.
Super League of Malawi, also known under the sponsored name as TNM Super League, is the top football division in Malawi.
Bazuka Michael Kalwefu Mhango is a Malawian lawyer, educator and politician. He was born in Kasole Village in Karonga District, Northern Region, Malawi. He worked as a Science and Mathematics teacher at Livingstonia Secondary School in Rumphi before he became a lawyer and active in politics and public administration. He is the founder and President of Kaporo Foundation for Rural Development. He is the founder Commissioner for the University of Livingstonia and the commissioner charged with establishing Mzuzu University. His memberships include being on the board of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation and the One Village One Product Programme. He is a member of the British Institute of Management (MBIM), He is currently a Member of Parliament for Karonga North West and was the former Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs and former Minister of Lands, Housing and Surveys.
Dr. Geoffrey L du Mhango is a Malawian economist, author, and politician. He was born in Karonga in the northern part of Malawi. He worked as a Senior development economist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) based in Johannesburg, South Africa for 10 years from 1987 to 1998 and for the ministry of foreign affairs in Malawi. His interests are in creating an integrated planning model for investment in urban infrastructure and pricing municipal services. He is a member of the Karonga Natural Resources Development Committee that is charged with overseeing the infrastructure and environmental impact being as a result of a uranium mining venture by Australian company, Paladin Energyin Malawi. Karonga.
Dr. Ken Lipenga was born on 14 February 1952 at Chiringa, Phalombe District. He is a Malawian politician, journalist, and writer. He is the current Member of Parliament for Phalombe East. He was the Minister of Finance under the presidency of Joyce Banda, until 10 October 2013, when he was dropped in a cabinet reshuffle and replaced with Maxwell Mkwezalamba following the Capital Hill Cashgate Scandal.
Safiel Percy Kachipande is a Malawian politician and former diplomat.
Agnes Penemulungu is a Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South in Malawi. She was elected on President Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party ticket.
Saulos Klaus Chilima is a Malawian economist and politician who is the current vice president of the Republic of Malawi. Chilima assumed office on 28 June 2020, winning the majority alongside presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera. Chilima also serves as the current Minister of Economic Planning and Development, as well as Head of Public Sector Reforms, a position he previously held under the administration of former president Peter Mutharika. Before joining politics, Chilima held key leadership positions in various multi-national companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Airtel Malawi, where he rose to become Chief Executive Officer.
Chitipa East is a constituency for the National Assembly of Malawi, located in the Chitipa District of Malawi's Northern Region. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system. The constituency is currently represented by Malawi Congress Party MP Kezzie Msukwa.
Zomba Malosa is a constituency for the National Assembly of Malawi, located in the Zomba District of Malawi's Southern Region. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system. The constituency is currently represented by People's Party MP Roy Kachale Banda, who succeeded his mother and former President Joyce Banda.