Territory in southeast Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Dziko la Malaŵi


Malawi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km² with an estimated population of more than 13,900,000. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed 'The Warm Heart of Africa'. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.51, Rank: 106, Personal Freedom: 7.24, Economic Freedom: 5.79, Democracy Index: 5.53
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.79, Rank: 141
Malawi | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 64, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
"The so-called Cashgate corruption scandal continued to reverberate in Malawi in 2015. The results of a national audit, released in June, revealed that the equivalent of $800 million had been looted from public coffers between 2009 and 2014. Prosecutions of those involved in the scandal have been slow, and President Peter Mutharika's administration has struggled to regain the confidence of international donors who cut off budget support in its wake."