News Summary: IMF chief in Malawi to assess reform
(AP) - FOR REFORM: The chief of the International Monetary Fund visited Malawi on Friday in a show of support for the southern African nation's decision to pursue tough economic reforms despite widespread opposition to the measures.
TAKING FLAK: Malawi's president has been criticized by domestic opponents for sharply devaluing the national currency in line with prescriptions from the Washington-based international lender.
STRUGGLE TO GET BY: Malawi, one of Africa's poorest countries, is struggling with high inflation that has made the costs of goods and services difficult to afford for many citizens.
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