Malawi President Is Expected to Win Second Term

Published on 19 May 2009

Malawians head to the polls Tuesday for parliamentary and presidential elections in the southern African nation's fourth democratic vote since independence. (..) This year, the global recession will cut growth to just 6.9%, the International Monetary Fund forecasts—a modest drop on a continent that is feeling the pinch of declining remittances, tourism revenue and demand for commodities. Malawi, which once needed help to feed its citizens, now sells food to the World Food Program and donates some to nearby Zimbabwe.

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