Malawi is in Southern Africa, east of Zambia, and west and north of Mozambique. Its natural resources are limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite. Malawi has a population of 16,323,044, and its official language is Chichewa. Nearly 83% of Malawians are Christian, while 13% are Muslim, 1.9% are "other" and 2.5% identify no religion.Malawi gained independence in July 1964 from the UK, and a constitution was instituted in May 1994. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports.

  • Adam Ashforth

    Adam Ashforth

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

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    Bruno Giordani

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
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    Siobán Harlow

    Professor, Epidemiology

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    Ted London

    Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute

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    Laura MacLatchy

    Associate Professor, Anthropology

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    Virginia Nelson M.D.

    Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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    Robert B. Payne

    Professor Emeritus of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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    Rebecca Thornton

    Assistant Professor, Economics
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    Joseph Trumpey

    Associate Professor, School of Art and Design

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    Mark L. Wilson

    Professor, Epidemiology
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    Dean Yang

    Assistant Professor, Public Policy
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