Peter Mutharika takes oath as President of Malawi
After being victorious in the recently held presidential polls in Malawi, Peter Mutharika (74) was sworn in as the new President of the southern African country. He will replace outgoing President Joyce Banda.
Malawi (“The Warm Heart of Africa”)
Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It shares its boundaries with Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi is known as “The Warm Heart of Africa”.
President: Joyce Banda
Currency: Malawian kwacha
Official language: English Language
Malawi is amongst the world’s least-developed countries. Malawi’s economy is highly dependent on agriculture, and majority of the population is rural. The government depends heavily on foreign aid to meet its development needs.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2014