Background: Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution, which came into full effect the following year. Current President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after the previous president failed to amend the constitution to permit another term, has struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor, who still leads their shared political party. MATHARIKA's anti-corruption efforts have led to several high-level arrests but no convictions. Increasing corruption, population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, and HIV/AIDS pose major problems for the country.
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- March 6th 2014 Mike the tortoise and other adventures...
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- March 2nd 2014 Various Malawi
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- February 9th 2014 Goodbye Malawi...
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- February 7th 2014 Volunteering in paradise...update!
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- February 7th 2014 My life so far
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- February 5th 2014 Truck politics
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- February 3rd 2014 Sanje Kayaking trip
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- February 1st 2014 Summary of my 1st week...
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- January 30th 2014 Tour du propiétaire
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- January 27th 2014 1st day at the nursery school!
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- January 26th 2014 From England to Malawi....
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- January 15th 2014 The beauty of Livingstonia
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- January 15th 2014 Nyika Plateau..is it the Yorkshire Dales?
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- December 11th 2013 Pictures
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- December 5th 2013 6 weeks at Butterfly
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- November 13th 2013 The ups and downs of volunteering
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- November 12th 2013 Malawi - 28 to 30 October 2013
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- November 1st 2013 Paradise. Nkhata Bay
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- October 31st 2013 First steps in Malawi
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- August 11th 2013 Slumdog Pinchbeck
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