Malawi

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rich tradition

and celebrations. Soccer is the most common sport in Malawi, introduced there during British colonial rule. Basketball is also growing in popularity. The indigenous ethnic groups of Malawi have a rich tradition of basketry (Basket weaving) and mask carving (wood carving), and some of these goods are used in traditional ceremonies still performed by native peoples. Wood carving and oil painting are also popular in more urban centres, with many


vocal range

damaged his vocal cords, causing a loss of the top three notes in his vocal range. The attack also exacerbated his growing mental problems, and he became increasingly paranoid. Ochs believed the attack may have been arranged by government agents—perhaps the CIA. Still, he continued his trip, even recording a single in Kenya, "Bwatue"


small extremely

prevalence rate In countries with high infant mortality rates, the life expectancy at birth will be lower, and may not reflect the life expectancy of a person who has survived his or her first year of life. '''''Piri piri''''' (pili pili, peri peri) is a cultivar of ''Capsicum frutescens'', one of the sources of chili pepper, that grows both wild and domesticated. It is a small, extremely spicy member of the ''Capsicum'' genus. It grows in Malawi, South


century centuries

the 10th century. Centuries later in 1891 the area was colonized by the British. In 1953 Malawi, then known as Nyasaland, became part of the semi-independent Central African Federation (Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) (CAF). The Federation was dissolved in 1963, and in 1964, Nyasaland gained full independence and was renamed Malawi. Upon gaining independence it became a single-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994, when he lost an election. Prof. Peter Mutharika is the current president. Malawi has a democratic, multi-party government. Malawi has a small military force (Malawian Defence Force) that includes an army, a navy and an air wing. Malawi's foreign policy is pro-Western and includes positive diplomatic relations with most countries and participation in several international organisations. Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries (List of countries by Human Development Index). The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development (economic development) needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000. The Malawian government faces challenges in building and expanding the economy, improving education, health care, environmental protection, and becoming financially independent. Malawi has several programs developed since 2005 that focus on these issues, and the country's outlook appears to be improving, with improvements in economic growth, education and healthcare seen in 2007 and 2008. Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. There is a high prevalence of HIV AIDS, which is a drain on the labour force and government expenditures. There is a diverse population of native peoples, Asians (Asian people) and Europeans (Ethnic groups in Europe), with several languages spoken and an array of religious beliefs. Although there was periodic regional conflict fuelled in part by ethnic divisions in the past, by 2008 it had diminished considerably and the concept of a Malawian nationality had re-emerged. Malawian cultural practices and Malawian cuisine are rich in local, southern African, and overseas influences, as well as this, they have many peculiar forms of cuisine found no where else. These include eating ants, honey soaked beetles and a type of native fish which is dried, baked in spices and then soaked in goat milk and various leaves for up to two days creating a type of tea flavored jerky, though this is only prevalent in rural areas within small communities. History Commons:Category:Malawi WikiPedia:Malawi Dmoz:Regional Africa Malawi


wild game

were killed. Attacks occurred most commonly in September, when people slept outdoors, and bush fires made the hunting of wild game difficult for the hyenas. Commons:Category:Malawi WikiPedia:Malawi Dmoz:Regional Africa Malawi


light commercial

article&id 4663:chaponda-oops-i-goofed-you-can-fart&catid 74:general&Itemid 160#ixzz1D8VQamqG General Motors East Africa (GMEA) located in Nairobi, Kenya assembles a wide range of Isuzu trucks and buses including the popular Isuzu N-Series versatile light commercial vehicle, TF Series pick-ups and Isuzu bus chassis. Formed in 1975, GMEA's facility is the largest assembler of commercial vehicles in the region exporting to East and Central African countries including Uganda


community run

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including significant

; pastures, woodlands and valleys. It is native to Angola, Botswana, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It also occurs in protected areas and areas with low to moderate levels of settlement, including significant populations on private land in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. In Republic of Congo, it formerly occurred locally in the savannahs of southern Congo, but it is doubted to be extinct there by now. It's presence is doubted in Lesotho. Major populations occur in areas such as Selous National Park (Tanzania), Kafue National Park (Zambia), Nyika National Park (Malawi), Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique), Okavango National Park (Botswana) and Kruger National Park and Eastern Shores (South Africa). - align center July 6 bgcolor #DDFFDD Malawi becomes the '''Republic of Malawi'''. Lilongwe remains the capital. - - align center July 6 bgcolor #DDFFDD '''Malawi''' gains independence from the United Kingdom. Lilongwe is the capital. - thumb left Ngbaka languages Ngbaka-speaking (File:Banziris, Joueurs de ballonphon - Société de Géographie (1907).jpg) Gbanzili men of the rainforest play xylophones with calabash resonators, 1907. Drums (''ngoma (ngoma drums)'', ''ng’oma'' or ''ingoma'') are much used: particularly large ones have been developed among the court musicians of East African kings. The term ''ngoma'' is applied to rhythm and dance styles as well as the drums themselves. as among the East Kenyan Akamba (Kamba people), the Buganda of Uganda, Turino, pgs. 179, 182; Sandahl, Sten, "Exiles and Traditions" in the ''Rough Guide to World Music'', pgs. 698 - 701; Koetting, James T., "Africa Ghana" in ''Worlds of Music'', pgs. 67 - 105; World Music Central Commons:Category:Malawi WikiPedia:Malawi Dmoz:Regional Africa Malawi


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, including bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague (Plague (disease)), schistosomiasis, and rabies. Malawi has been making progress on decreasing child mortality and reducing the incidences of HIV AIDS, malaria and other diseases; however, the country has been " performing dismally" on reducing maternal mortality and promoting gender equality. Female genital


extensive high

- stretch north-south in north Malawi and reach the edge of the Rift Valley. Finally, in north Malawi is the Nyika Plateau, a rolling whaleback grassland plateau unique in Africa. Much of this highest and most extensive high plateau surface in central Africa is gazetted as the Nyika National Park. Do For a small country, Malawi has a quite remarkable array of activities to offer its visitors. The magnificent Lake Malawi is a haven for boat activities and watersports, as well as having some

Malawi

'''Malawi''' (

The area of Africa now known as Malawi was settled by migrating Bantu groups around the 10th century. Centuries later in 1891 the area was colonized by the British. In 1953 Malawi, then known as Nyasaland, became part of the semi-independent Central African Federation (Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) (CAF). The Federation was dissolved in 1963, and in 1964, Nyasaland gained full independence and was renamed Malawi. Upon gaining independence it became a single-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994, when he lost an election. Prof. Peter Mutharika is the current president. Malawi has a democratic, multi-party government. Malawi has a small military force (Malawian Defence Force) that includes an army, a navy and an air wing. Malawi's foreign policy is pro-Western and includes positive diplomatic relations with most countries and participation in several international organisations.

Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries (List of countries by Human Development Index). The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development (economic development) needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000. The Malawian government faces challenges in building and expanding the economy, improving education, health care, environmental protection, and becoming financially independent. Malawi has several programs developed since 2005 that focus on these issues, and the country's outlook appears to be improving, with improvements in economic growth, education and healthcare seen in 2007 and 2008.

Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. There is a high prevalence of HIV AIDS, which is a drain on the labour force and government expenditures. There is a diverse population of native peoples, Asians (Asian people) and Europeans (Ethnic groups in Europe), with several languages spoken and an array of religious beliefs. Although there was periodic regional conflict fuelled in part by ethnic divisions in the past, by 2008 it had diminished considerably and the concept of a Malawian nationality had re-emerged. Malawian cultural practices and Malawian cuisine are rich in local, southern African, and overseas influences, as well as this, they have many peculiar forms of cuisine found no where else. These include eating ants, honey soaked beetles and a type of native fish which is dried, baked in spices and then soaked in goat milk and various leaves for up to two days creating a type of tea flavored jerky, though this is only prevalent in rural areas within small communities.

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