Flag of Malawi


Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest.


Our standard dataset contains 368 entities connected with Malawi. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Malawi. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 262 entities identified as PEPs connected with Malawi.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture141
Minister of Defense12-
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy111
Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs184
Minister of Gender, Community Development, & Social Welfare11-
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Homeland Security12-
Minister of Information1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Lands12-
Minister of Local Government, Unity, and Culture1--
Minister of Mining12-
Minister of Natural Resources & Climate Change1--
Minister of Public Works & Transport1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Trade & Industry1--
Minister of Water & Sanitation1--
Minister of Youth and Sports12-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--194
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi--1
Governor, Reserve Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Malawi-19412
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development-7-
Vice President of Malawi-5-
Minister of Health and Population-13
Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development-4-
Deputy Minister of Defence-3-
Minister of Industry and Trade-3-
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development-3-
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development-3-
Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining-3-
Minister of Transport and Public Works-21
President of Malawi-21
Attorney General11-
Deputy Minister of Lands-2-
Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development-2-
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security-2-
Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare-1-
Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation-1-
Minister of Economic Planning and Development-1-
Minister of Education, Science and Technology-1-
Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources-1-
Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare-1-
Minister of Industry-1-
Minister of Information and Communications Technology-1-
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife-1-
Minister of Trade-1-
Speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...