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President of Malawi
Malawi is a democratic, multi-party government, currently under the leadership of His Excellency Dr. Lazarus Mc Cathy Chawera.
Under the 1995 constitution, the President, who is both head of State and Government, is chosen through universal direct suffrage every 5 years. Malawi has a Vice President who is elected with the President together. The President has the option of appointing a second Vice President, who must be from a different party.
Dr. Lazarus Mc Cathy Chawera
President of the Republic of Malawi.
Malawi at a Glance
Malawi is located in southeast Africa bordered by Mozambique to the east, south and west, Tanzania to the northeast and Zambia to the northwest.
Malawi lies within an inter-tropical zone. The country experiences three seasons; cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to mid November and hot and wet from November to April.
Malawi covers a geographical area of 118,480 km. It is slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania. The country is divided into three regions, namely: the Southern, Central and Northern regions, with a total of 28 districts.
Malawi’s population estimate is 17.50 million, (Source, 2018 Population & housing Census, conducted by the Malawi National Statistical Office).
Coat of Arms
The national crest has the rising sun, representing the dawn of freedom in Africa, at the top and bottom of the shield. The fish eagle and the wavy blue and white bands on the shield symbolize Lake Malawi. The lion and the leopard support and guard the crest as a whole. The land at the base is the rugged Mount Mulanje. The coat of arms bears the motto “Unity and Freedom.”
Malawi is a multi-lingual country which has around nine languages, all of them from the Bantu family. English and Chichewa are the official languages.
Laws and Official government records are written in English and parliament conducts business in English. English is also the language of education although Chichewa is taught merely as a subject.
Currently, there is a drive to promote all indigenous languages and major broadcasting stations air news in the major languages such as Chichewa, Tumbuka, Lhomwe, Yao and Sena as well as English
There are four major cities, Lilongwe (the Capital City), Blantyre (the Commercial Capital), Mzuzu in the northern part of Malawi & Zomba in the eastern region, which also used to be the old capital city of Malawi.
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Malawi Best Attractions
Malawian are legendary friendliness people, but apart from their friendliness what most capture your eyes in its beautiful geographical diversity, there are number of beautiful scenic places, such as the third largest lake in Africa, the Lake Malawi, which not only have the glimmering mass of clear water but also in its depths filled with colorful cichlid fish. There are number of activities that attract tourist such as diving, kayaking or chilling on its beaches, visit to lake is must for every tourist.
In the south of Malawi are the amazing peaks of Mt Mulanje & mysterious Zomba Plateau, both are best hiker’s attractions, it possesses the beautiful forests & exotic wildlife experience as well.
In the further north there is another worldly beauty of the Nyika Plateau, beautiful grasslands resembling the Scottish Highlands.
Below are the highlights of main attractions of Malawi
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