The Africa Multi-country AIDS Program 2000-2006: Results of the World Bank’s Response to a Development Crisis PDF

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Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. The part of Africa now known as Malawi was settled by migrating Bantu groups around the 10th century. Centuries later in 1891 the area was colonised by the British. Malawi is among the world’s least-developed countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population.

Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. AIDS, which is a drain on the labour force and government expenditures. The area of Africa now known as Malawi had a very small population of hunter-gatherers before waves of Bantu peoples began emigrating from the north around the 10th century. Soon after 1600, with the area mostly united under one native ruler, native tribesmen began encountering, trading with and making alliances with Portuguese traders and members of the military. By 1700, however, the empire had broken up into areas controlled by many individual ethnic groups. 1859 and identified the Shire Highlands south of the lake as an area suitable for European settlement.