Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: February 2016

Link Roundup Mining in Malawi

February 2016

Each month, Mining in Malawi produces a list of links to online articles, blog posts, publications and announcements that touch on the extractive industries and business environment in Malawi. If we have missed anything, please let us know. If the article is no longer available online we can send you a PDF version.

Malawian Media – Extractive Industries

Twist on lake Oil exploration, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 28 February 2016

Rak Gas oil exploration in Lake Malawi on hold until ‘clarification’Nyasa Times, 28 February 2016

Shayona to stop clinker importation next year, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 26 February 2016

Lafarge supports rabies’ fight, hands over prizes, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 25 February 2016

Surestream dream over, Peter Kanjere, The Daily Times, 23 February 2016

16 NGOs query oil exploration licencing ban lift, Moses Chitsulo, The Daily Times, 23 February 2016

Eland coal mine ‘bribes’ Karonga chief with K3mil: ACB asked to intervene, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 23 February 2016

Surestream academy shut down, Garry Chirwa, The Nation, 23 February 2016

Surestream Football Academy closed, Andrew Cane Chilapondwa, Malawi24, 23 February 2016

Surestream closes Malawi football academy, Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times, 22 February 2016

Karonga communities admit miners corrupt, Pius Nyondo, Nyasa Times, 22 February 2016

Church and Civil Society hailed for empowering the community on Mine Issues in Malawi, Alick Mhango, The Maravi Post, 21 February 2016

Malawi government needs new mining strategyThe Daily Times, 18 February 2016

Karonga communities want share of Lake Malawi oil revenue, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 16 February 2016

CCJP hits at Malawi govt, miners over niobium mining, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 13 February 2016

Mutharika lifts Lake Malawi oil exploration freeze, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 12 February 2016

Malawi’s President lifts ban on oil explorationNyasa Times, 12 February 2016

Exclusive interview with activist Mfiti on oil drilling in Lake MalawiNyasa Times, 11 February 2016

Mutharika lifts ban on oil exploration, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 11 February 2016

Just in: Mutharika set to sell Lake Malawi to oil companiesMalawi24, 11 February 2016

Malawi CSOs scary to mining investors, Kinsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 5 February 2016

Egypt awards academic scholarships to 16 Malawian, Andrew Ndhlovu, Nyasa Times, 5 February 2016

Malawi joins EITI with expectation to improve mining industry, Lloyd M’bwana, The Maravi Post, 5 February 2016

‘Malawians should benefit from mining industry’, Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times, 5 February 2016

Oil drilling in Lake Malawi will send thousands jobless, Godfrey Mfiti, Malawi24, 1 February 2016

Fresh calls for oil exploration emerge, Rex Chikoko, The Nation, 1 February 2016

Mkango invests K6.6bn in rare earth exploration, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 1 February 2016

Malawian Blogs

Making Natural Resources Work for the People: CFJ at the Mining and Alternative Mining IndabasCitizens for Justice, 18 February 2016

No oil from lake Malawi!Motherlandfatherland, 12 February 2016

Malawi’s 2nd Annual Mining Indaba; Making Laws Work For The People, Mayamiko Msosa, Citizens for Justice, 4 February 2016

New Tumblr Feed Save Our Lake

International Media

Faces of Open Government: Reinford Mwangonde, Open Government Partnership, 25 February 2016

Why does Malawi continue oil exploration as global prices fall?, Sitinga Kachipande, Pambazuka News, 18 February 2016

What’s needed to help mining minnows get off the ground in Africa, Antonio Malfense Fierro & Rachel Etter-Phoya, The Conversation, 10 February 2016

Malawian Media – Business and Economy

Hunger forces communities to attack Cear trains, Precious Kumbani, The Nation, 29 February 2016

Land Bill makes concessions to foreigners, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 29 February 2016

Kwacha fall reaches equilibrium—Goodall, Chikondi Chiyembekeza, The Nation, 29 February 2016

Malawi, US sign power Africa MOUNyasa Times29 February 2016

Budget cut from K930bn to K906bn, Sam Chunga, The Nation, 27 February 2016

Second investment forum slated for Oct 2016, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 26 February 2016

Corruption Worsens in Public Construction Sector: 20% of Resources Stolen, Austin Kakande, Malawi Voice, 24 February 2016

Experts wary of IMF advice say Malawians hold solutions to economic woes, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 24 February 2016

Reserve Bank of Malawi maintains policy rate at 27%, Taonga Sabola, The Daily  Times, 22 February 2016

CoST calls for transparency in construction industry, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 18 February 2016

Trade portal rolls out March, to enhance trade, Orama Chinamalungu, The Nation, 17 February 2016

UK bleeds Malawi taxes through treaty, Charles Mpaka, The Daily Times, 13 February 2016

Be alert, economic future uncertain–warns MCCCI, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 8 February 2016

Malawi improves on budget transparency, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 8 February

Malawi electricity tariffs up again, Green Muheya, Nyasa Times, 7 February 2016

MCCCI blasts Reserve Bank of Malawi over Kwacha teeteringNyasa Times, 3 February 2016

Goodall says Kwacha’s decline close to end: Pegs Malawi economic growth at 4%, Mabvuto Banda, Nyasa Times, 2 February 2016

Company Announcements 

Paladin Energy, 31 December 2015 Half Year Financial Report, 16 February 2016

Paladin Energy, 31 December 2015 Half Year Conference Call Presentation, 16 February 2016

Globe Metals & Mining, Results of General Meeting, 25 February 2016

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Technical File: Chimwadzulu Hill corundum in Ntcheu, Malawi – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 27 February 2016

Malawi invites investors to sample geo-data – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 25 February 2016

Malawi’s new mining law tough on stone peddling – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 22 February 2016

Standard Bank partners Intra Energy in 120MW power project – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 20 February 2016

5 Unanswered Questions on Exploration of Oil & Gas in Malawi’s Lake & Land (PWYP Malawi Press Release, 18 Feb 2016), 18 February 2016

Interview with Adam Foley, Managing Director of Chikale Resources, 18 February 2016

Tilitonse Project empowers rural mining communities in Malawi – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 15 February 2016

What’s needed to help mining minnows get off the ground in Africa, 12 February 2016

Eye on Malawi’s EITI: Who is benefitting from our resources – Mining & Trade Review (February 2016), 10 February 2016

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