Donors, dependency, and political crisis in Malawi

Wroe, Daniel
January 2012
African Affairs;Jan2012, Vol. 111 Issue 442, p135
Academic Journal
The article reports on both the domestic and foreign political situation of Malawi in 2011, focusing particularly on political unrest in the country under the administration of President Bingu wa Mutharika. On July 20, 2011, political demonstrations were organized in the regional capitals of Mzuzu, Lilongwe, and Blantyre to object against political oppression, shortages of fuel, and tax rates. The resulting conflicts with police and the army resulted in the deaths of 19 civilians. As a result of this incident, the U.S. and other European countries followed Great Britain's earlier decision to suspend all foreign aid to Malawi indefinitely.


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