Swot Analisys Malawi

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Developing Country International Business Environment Paper
SWOT Analysis of The Republic of Malawi

Introduction
Malawi is one of the few countries in Africa in which doing business is relatively safe. Located in the southeastern region of the continent, Malawi is landlocked bordering with Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and with the Lake Malawi which is the major body of water of the country. It is one of the most densely populated African countries with a regional, young, and patriarchal society. Total population is estimated to be 16,323,044 for a total land of 94,080sq, more than half the population lives below the poverty line. The population suffers from high illiteracy rate and death rate. Christianity is the major religion but Islam is also widely practiced among the people. Chewa is the official language but government and commerce is conducted in English which is spoken on most of the cities but scarcely on the rural areas. Two major cities of importance are Blantyre which is the commercial center and the largest city of the country and the capital, Lilongwe, in which all the government is located with the exception of the Supreme Court, located in Blantyre.
Political
Malawi is a multiparty democracy with 28 administrative districts which are divided into traditional authorities and then into administrative wards throughout the country. Since Malawi was once a colony of England, the legal system is a mix of English common law and customary law. The official president, Bingu wa Mutharika, died on April 2012 and vice president Joyce Banda assume presidency on April 7, 2012, next elections will be held on May 2014. The government is pro western and although there has been some setbacks it has establish good foreign policies with develop countries and is a member of several international organizations including the IMF, UN, WHO, and WTO. It has been…...

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