Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: August 2015

Link Roundup Mining in Malawi


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

‘Mineral samples can’t be sold’, MANA in The Daily Times, 31 August 2015

Mutharika admits Malawi has not benefitted from minerals, reviewing oil licencesNyasa Times, 31 August 2015

APM speaks on oil licences, Johnny Kasalika, The Nation, 31 August 2015

Kanyika residents to sue government, miner, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 31 August 2015

Minister should give more information on mineral composition, Lowani Mtonga, The Nation, 30 August 2015

Mfiti appointed in Africa Great Lakes Conservation Network: Malawi environmental activist, Owen Nyaka, Nyasa Times, 28 August 2015

High prospects from visiting UK investors, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 27 August 2015

Imported coal threatens local mines’ future, James Chavula, The Nation, 27 August 2015

World bank cautions on mineral deposits, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 26 August 2015

Undule: Our God given natural resources – who benefits?, Undule Mwakasungula, Nyasa Times, 23 August 2015

Artisanal miners claim abuse, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 23 August 2015

Feasibility study uncovers 81 geothermal sites, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 22 August 2015

Malawi discovers new mineral deposits: Minister anticipates booming mining sectorNyasa Times, 21 August 2015

Malawian ex-miners to be compensated, Martha Chikoti, Malawi24, 21 August 2015

Malawi government unveils new minerals data, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 21 August 2015

Individuals, Companies Challenged to Explore Minerals in Malawi, Edwin Mauluka, Malawi Voice, 21 August 2015

Malawi extremely resource rich—survey, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 21 August 2015

EU calls for Transparency and accountability from Malawi‘s Mining Sector to obtain EITI membership, Lloyd M’bwana, The Maravi Post, 20 August 2015

SADC forms new Tribunal, Lake Malawi border row quashed, Collins Mtika, Nyasa Times, 20 August 2015

Lake Malawi: A fish for the ‘master’, pain for the people, M’theto Lungu, Nyasa Times, 19 August 2015

Paladin rubbishes communities on CSRThe Daily Times, 18 August 2015

Msaka angers KA citizens, James Chavula, The Nation, 18 August 2015

Ministry says artisanal, small-scale mining in cities illegal, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 18 August 2015

Mining, energy top investment pledges, Kinsely Jassi, The Daily Times, 18 August 2015

Malawi to launch high resolution airborne geophysical survey results, Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times, 15 August 2015

Paladin boss steps downNyasa Times, 11 August 2015

Geophysical survey discovers minerals, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 4 August 2015

Mining sector tax burden to investors—Report, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 4 August 2015

Malawi to learn from Zambia in negotiating mining deals – MutharikaNyasa Times, 1 August 2015

Malawian Media - Business Environment

Kwacha continues to slide, hits K595 to dollar, Kinsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 31 August 2015

Japan to fund Tedzani Power Station expansion, Kinsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 31 August 2015

Escom wants industries to manufacture at night, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 27 August 2015

Mozambique connector study awaits World Bank, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 27 August 2015

Malawi ranks lowest on financial inclusion, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 27 August 2015

Escom to add 34MW to power grid by 2017, Kondwani Kamiyala, The Nation, 26 August 2015

15 UK investors coming to Malawi, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 21 August 2015

Peter Mutharika, Chinese minister to hold talks, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 21 August 2015

Cost of living goes up 2.7%, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 20 August 2015

Sadc approves three Malawi projects, Yvonnie Sundu, The Nation, 20 August 2015

Standard Bank trade finance at US$500m, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 18 August 2015

Escom warns of more power outages in Malawi for next four monthsNyasa Times, 11 August 2015

Bank forecasts tough times for the economy, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 4 August 2015

Corruption worsens—-survey, Frank Namangale, The Nation, 2 August 2015

International Media

Malawi reviews mining exploration licenses - official, APA, 31 August 2015

Paladin bides time as uranium market turnaround gets under way, Herny Lazenby, Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly, 29 August 2015

Paladin narrows its loss, continues to cut costsWorld Nuclear News, 28 August 2015

Malawi discovers new mineral deposits, AFP, 22 August 2015

Zambia, Malawi sign 330KV power pact, Kelvin Chongo, Zambia Daily Mail, 13 August 2015

Mkango Resources in the black after revaluing outstanding warrants, John Harrington, Proactive Investors UK, 11 August 2015

Sovereign Metals granted ASX trading halt, Proactive Investors Australia, 11 August 2015

Aussie miners named and shamed for practices in Africa, Willow Aliento, The Fifth Estate, 4 August 2015

Mkango Resources raised C$750000 in first tranche of placing, Giles Gwinnett, Proactive Investors UK, 3 August 2015

Jobs and Consultancy

Oxfam Malawi, Extractive Industries Coordinator

Company Announcements 

Paladin Energy, Corporate Governance Statement, 28 August 2015

Paladin Energy, June 2015 Full Year Conference Call Presentation, 28 August 2015

Paladin Energy, 2015 Annual Report, 27 August 2015

Globe Metals & Mining, Quarterly Activities Report, 27 August 2015

Globe Metals & Mining, Quarterly Cashflow Report, 27 August 2015

Paladin Energy, Change of Chief Executive Officer, 10 August 2015

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Paladin suspends uranium exploration work in Malawi – Mining Review (August 2015), 31 August 2015

Strategic Minerals for a Developing Economy – Mining Review (August 2015), 30 August 2015

Finnish company offers energy solution to mining companies: ready to invest in biogas power generation to cover Malawi’s electricity deficit- Mining Review (August 2015), 28 August 2015

Mining investors ask for incentives – Mining Review (August 2015), 27 August 2015

Standard Bank dangles financing solutions for mining sector – Mining Review (August 2015), 25 August 2015

Editorial: Malawi must protect its local industry – Mining Review (August 2015), 20 August 2015

Market hiccups choke Eland Coal operations – Mining Review (August 2015), 19 August 2015

Globe Metals to develop modern town at Kanyika – Mining Review (August 2015), 18 August 2015

Eye on Malawi’s EITI: Malawi and Zambia meet on EITI – Mining Review (August 2015), 18 August 2015

Malawi applies for EITI ‘Candidature’ – Mining Review (August 2015), 17 August 2015

Malawi tables mining prospects to investors – Mining Review (August 2015), 14 August 2015

Event: Much-awaited results from Malawi’s Airborne Geophysical Survey to be launched (20 August 2015, Lilongwe), 14 August 2015

Event: CEPA to launch report on review of Malawi’s implementation of mining policy (11 August, Lilongwe), 10 August 2015

Government Statements

New Cabinet Announced - Full List, 17 August 2015


Human Rights and Business Country Guide Malawi, Danish Institute for Human Rights/Citizens for Justice, August 2015

Assessment of Mining Policy Implementation in Malawi Sutdy Report, Grain Malunga and Welton Phalira, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy, July 2015 (launched August 2015)


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