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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

No obvious ethnic or religious prejudices. For gender equality, there is forward movement on improving rights for the girl child. - Oct 16, 2016
Other than just being the mzungu--like most other parts of East and Southern Africa--you will not notice racial tension. The inter-tribal dynamics are more placid than elsewhere in the region too. - Sep 17, 2013
Not really. They're warm and friendly people. It is a male-dominated society, and there are gender issues, but they don't affect the expats as much. - Sep 26, 2012
Some Malawians can express rather unpleasant feelings towards foreigners. Religions outside christianity, particularly asian religions, are not well understood and are often critiqued. - Jul 27, 2009