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Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 18,091,575. Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of the people.

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Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in mainly poor, rural areas of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Credit: CBS News - Published 7 hours ago

HARARE (Reuters) - Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 22 hours ago

Two pupils are among 31 people killed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe after Mozambique and Malawi.
1 day ago • BBC News
HARARE (Reuters) - At least 31 people have died in eastern Zimbabwe while dozens were missing as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, state..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 2 days ago

More than 100 people have died in Mozambique and Malawi after weeks of floods in the region, worsened by a deadly tropical cyclone which made landfall in central..
3 days ago • WorldNews
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The number of people killed in floods in southern Malawi has risen to 56, an official said on Wednesday, with the country now also on alert..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A powerful hurricane threatening to rip through Mozambique's second largest port with winds of over 190 kilometres per hour is expected..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

Malawi's scandal-hit ex-president Joyce Banda has withdrawn her presidential bid and endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera, the two candidates'..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The number of people killed in heavy rains and flooding in southern Malawi has risen to 28, an official said on Sunday, while the estimated number of people..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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