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Getting to know your country- Malawi

Posted by LEE JUNE MO on July 24, 2015 at 12:10 AM


Getting to know your country

Handout D: Getting to Know your Country


Official country name: Republic of Malawi (말라위 공화국;)

Governmental system: Unitary presidential republic (단일 국가 대통령제 공화국;)

Head of state: Peter Mutharika

Official languages: Chewa / English

Region: Lilongwe

Allies or blocs: Commonwealth of Nations(영국 연방;)



Population and growth rate: 17,964,697 / 3.32%

Major religions or cultures: Christian (82.6%), Muslim (13%), other (1.9%), none (2.5%)

Standard of living: Poor



Development status: undevelop

Climate : sub-tropical climate

Environment(problems, innovations, etc) : deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations

Has this nation met the Millennium Development Goal targets? 1.To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

4.To reduce child mortality

6.To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

5.To improve maternal health



Economic system: the market economy

GDP and growth rate: $4.408 billion / 5.7%

Major cities: Lilongwe

Infrastructure status(good, poor, etc): poor

Trade blocs/associations: Commonwealth of Nations(영국 연방;)

Balance of payments/trade: -$ 1.014 billion

Major exports/imports

EXPORTS- tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel

IMPORTS- food, petroleum products, semi-manufactures, consumer goods, transportation equipment

Major trade partners: Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa, US, Russia, Zambia, Germany, South Korea, China, India, Zambia, Tanzania


International monetary Fund, World bank positions

debtor nation

Natural resources


Energy sources




Military organization: Malawi Defense Forces (MDF)

Percent of GDP spent of defense: 0.93%

Major weapons, nuclear capability, etc: N/A




Getting to know your country

United Nations

Date admitted to UN: 1964. 12. 1

UN des payment status: N/A

Has the Un ever intervened in a conflict involving this nation? If so, where and how?


How does the country contribute to UN peacekeeping?


Has the UN cited this nation for human rights violations?

If so, why?


What do you think this nation's position on the topic of debate will be? Why?


Try to find at least one recent article that is about or makes reference to this nation (preferably from the past two weeks).



What are four problems that affect this nation?

1. short average live span

2. high infant mortality rate

3. spreading of HIV/AIDS

4. increasing of orphan

Ethnic/cultural issues, If any


Refugee problems


Major conflicts both past and present

1. short average live span

2. high infant mortality rate

3. spreading of HIV/AIDS

4. increasing of orphan





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