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Controversy as government sells Malawi Savings Bank

In the latest chapter of a long-running story, the Malawian government this July sold 75% of the Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) to the privately-owned FDH Financial Holdings in a surprise move.…

Malawi: Three wheels better than four?

The three-wheeler motorised taxi, ubiquitous in Asia and parts of Africa, has arrived in Malawi, much to the chagrin of the minibus taxi operators who have dominated the public transport scene thus far.…

Malawi: Little sachets of evil?

The Malawian government is facing down pressure from civil society to ban the sale of cheap and potent sachets of liquor, which campaigners believe is contributing to problems in health and education, reports Lameck Masina.…

Can the IMF change its spots?

Of the Bretton Woods institutions, the IMF particularly has long been regarded as a financial villain by developing countries who chaff under its various painful strategies.…

Malawi’s economy: Zero-sum game?

Malawi is facing a very tough financial year as aid donors have decided to maintain their suspension of the country’s budgetary support.