Fuel shortages, electricity cuts, food security, climate change and corruption: Jonny Dymond presents a public debate in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, on these issues of national importance.
Malawi is one of the poorest nations on earth with over half the population living on less than a dollar a day. How to move the country forward?
The panel includes some of Malawi’s senior politicians and campaigners who answer questions posed directly by the audience.
Gospel Kazako: Minister for Information and Government spokesman
Marie Mainja: Of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
Chikondi Chijozi: Lawyer and a commissioner on the Malawian Human Rights Commission
Charles Kajoloweka: Founder and Executive Director of Youth and Society (YAS)
BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council, which connects the UK and the world through arts, culture, education and the English language.
(Photo: Women and Children in Lilongwe, Malawi)
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