The Maravi Confederacy is founded by the Bantu tribe in the current state of Malawi.
Portuguese explorers make contact with the state.
Great Britain establishes the Nyasaland District Protectorate.
Britain combines Nyasaland with the Federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia.
Nyasaland is granted self-government.
Nyasaland declares independence within the Commonwealth and is renamed Malawi.
Malawi adopts a new constitution and becomes a one-party state.