Southern Africa: Weekly Report (13 to 19 May 2014)
On Tuesday 20 May 2014, Malawi will hold its fifth general elections since attaining multi-party democracy in 1994.
Attacks by armed bandits known as dahalo continue to be reported.
National cereal production is provisionally forecasted at 122,390 tons, reflecting an increase of 50% from last season's harvest but still 2% below average.
The expected commercial maize crop for 2014 is 13.029 million tons, which is about 1,300 million tons more than the 11,690 million tons of the previous season.
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