Today´s flag (visiting country no 131) is Malawi. I must admit that I did not know anything about Malawi before getting this visitor. However, googling around I found that the Welsh-born reporter for the New York Herald, Henry Morton Stanley, went to Africa in search of missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
I often used the term "find Livingstone" during my period as a manager. Too often employees wanted detailed procedures to reach targets, asking me what to do. Instead of commanding them to do this and that, continuously asking me for directions, I gave them the freedom to make the path when walking as long as they did know that "Livingstone" was the goal.
Dr Livingstone was the first European to see Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), to which he gave the English name in honour of his monarch,Queen Victoria. Malawi is a landlocked country (like Mongolia in northeast Asia) in southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast, and was formerly known as Nyasaland.
Malawi is among the world's developing economies and densely populated in the Southern and Central Regions of the country. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population.
The economy of Malawi has in the past been dependent on substantial economic aid from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and individual nations.
The Malawian flag is made up of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red and green with a red rising sun superimposed in the center of the black stripe. The black stripe represents the African people, the red represents the blood of martyrs for African freedom, green represents Malawi's ever-green nature and the rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope for Africa.
Welcome my digital new friend from Malawi.