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  • My fifth CEA proposal concerns Malawi. There is no Malawi page. It is only mentioned as being a part of CEA. I propose that Malawi be granted its independence, along with the other nations, comprising the territory of *here's* Malawi. Malawi was also settled by migrating Bantu groups. Several groups settled in the land to the west of Lake Malawi (Nyasa) and founded the Kingdom of Marawi. A dynasty known as the Maravi Empire was founded by the Amaravi people in the late 15th century. The Amaravi, who eventually became known as the Chewa had migrated to Malawi from the region of *here's* Republic of Congo to escape unrest and disease. The Chewa attacked the Akafula, who had settled in small family clans without a unified system of protection, hunting them down and butchering them.
  • Eventually encompassing most of modern Malawi, as well as parts of modern-day Mozambique and Zambia, the Maravi Empire began on the southwestern shores of Lake Malawi. The head of the empire during its expansion was the Kalonga. The Kalonga ruled from his headquarters in Mankhamba. Under the leadership of the Kalonga, sub-chiefs were appointed to occupy and subdue new areas. The empire began to decline during the early 18th century when fighting among the sub-chiefs and the burgeoning slave trade, encouraged by the Chinese traders who had arrived during the 16th century, weakened the Maravi Empire's authority. Trade items also included iron and ivory. Eventually the Chinese would establish tea plantations which would yield a valuable trade product.
  • In the 19th century the Ngoni people arrived from South Africa, fleeing the Zulu Empire. They settled in central Malawi.
  • About the same time the Yao people arrived from the coast of southern Mozambique, already Muslims, seeking slaves
  • Although the Yao and the Ngoni continually clashed with each other, neither was able to win a decisive victory. The remaining members of the Maravi Empire, however, were nearly wiped out in attacks from both sides. Some Chewa chiefs saved themselves by creating alliances with the Swahili people who were allied with the Arab slave traders.
  • In the 1940s China had its own problems in the Far East and the Chinese traders in Africa lost support from their homeland. In union with and with the support of the other African peoples in CEA, the people rebelled against the Chinese traders, killing many of them and burning the trading centers. After much deliberation in the League of Nations, it was decided to assist these nations to achieve independence. With respect to the Yao and the Ngoni peoples, it was decided to restore to them the original ancient boundaries of the Marawi Empire along the western side of Lake Nyasa.
  • The new nation was to be known as the Kingdom of Malawi with its capital at Zomba. The nation was divided into three administrative districts: Mzuzu in the north, Liliongwe in the center, and Zomba in the south. The border between Mzuzu and Lilongwe is the Dwangwa River. The border between Lilongwe and Zomba is the Linthipe River. The international borders are: to the north Tanganyika with the Songwe River as the boundary, to the east Lake Nyasa and (East) Mozambique, to the south (West) Mozambique, and to the west (West) Mozambique and Zambia (?).
  • The colonization of Malawi took a different course than *here*, so that the islands in Lake Nyaza, Chizumulu and Ukoma, *here* part of Malawi, in IB belong to Tanganyika.
  • Oddly enough, I have no objections to *here's" Malawi flag, but I'd like to use the 2010-2012 version.