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This region became the British colony of Nyasaland after aggressive diplomatic conflict with Germany in 1890. In 1964, as part of the program to dilute the power of white racists in Rhodesia, Britain released the colony and it became Malawi. Find out more from these country profiles…

Malawi Timeline -- Part 1: Prehistory to Independence
A chronology of key events in Malawi's history

Malawi Timeline -- Part 2: Independence to Death of Banda
A chronology of key events in Malawi's history

Malawi Timeline -- Part 3: Death of Banda to Present Day
A chronology of key events in Malawi's history

Hastings Kamuzu Banda Quotes
A selection of quotes by Modibo Keïta, from his time as president of the Republic of Mali.

Bingu wa Mutharika
Biography of Bingu wa Mutharika

John Chilembwe
Biography of John Chilembwe

Maravi Confederacy
What was the Maravi Confederacy?

Livingstonia Central Africa Company
What was the Livingstonia Central Africa Company?

United Democratic Front (Malawi)
What is the United Democratic Front (Malawi)?

Background Notes: Malawi
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Malawi. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defense, and relations with the US.

Malawi History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Malawi’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanize your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travelers.

Malawi - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Malawi. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Malawi’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for Malawi from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Malawi given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: Malawi
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

Malawi's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Malawi's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

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