Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: September 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

Malawi sitting on plenty of minerals, Hajira Halilu, Malawi 24, 25 September 2015

Mwanza communities schooled in mining concessions, Temwa Mhone, The Nation, 25 September 2015

Diversification talk gaining momentum, Mose Michael-Phiri, The Nation, 22 September 2015

BCC bans sand mining, moulding and burning bricks, Meekness Simfukwe, The Nation, 21 September 2015

Malawi government justifies oil contracts delays, Gregory Gondwe, The Daily Times, 19 September 2015

Geophysical data reveals mineral deposit prospect, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 15 September 2015

Which investors should we prioritise?, Adamson Muula, The Nation, 13 September 2015

Kanyikans not fools, anti-investment, Levi Zeleza Manda, The Nation, 11 September 2015

Paladin stops Malawi uranium exploration: Uncertainity over licencesNyasa Times, 9 September 2015

Paladin stops uranium exploration in Malawi, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 9 September 2015

Communities demonstrate in Karonga, Bishop Witmos, The Nation, 8 September 2015

Govt rebuffs mediators on lake proposal, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 6 September 2015

Karonga demo against Eland Coal Mine over corporate social responsibility, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 4 September 2015

Malawian Media - Business Environment

IMF declares Malawi programme off-track, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 30 September 2015

Of The Insolvency Bill 2014, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 30 September 2015

Mutharika worsens Malawi’s global competitiveness position, Kondwani Mkhalipi-Manyungwa, Malawi24, 30 September 2015

Two years for K7.6 billion electricity project, Macdonald Thom, The Daily Times, 30 September 2015

Power firm offers 200mw in 8 weeks, Kinsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 29 September 2015

Malawi Govt raises statutory minimum wage, Geoffrey Banda, Malawi24, 27 September 2015

APM Shines At Africa’s Investors Forum In Newyork:Cometh Thee And Invest In Malawi, Gerald Viola, Malawi Voice, 26 September 2015

Malawi, Moz, Zambia hopeful of Shire-Zambezi Waterway takeoffMalawi News Agency, 26 September 2015

Rumphi chiefs welcome power project, John Chirwa, Malawi Voice, 25 September 2015

US energy company to establish Malawi plant in 2016, Gerald Viola, Nyasa Times, 25 September 2015

Mozambique reserved on Shire-Zambezi Waterway, Suzgo Khunga, The Nation, 24 September 2015

Mozambique deals blow to Malawi‘s Shire-Zambezi waterway, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 23 September 2015

World Bank tips govt on taming kwacha fall, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 23 September 2015

Cost of living rises to 4.5%, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 23 September 2015

Lack of finance slows engineering ventures, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 23 September 2015

Communities demand written agreement with contractors, Malawi News Agency, 23 September 2015

GOVT okays mota-engil’s dry port construction, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 23 September 2015

Inflation edges up to 23%, Chikondi Chiyembekeza, The Nation, 21 September 2015

Malawi economy ‘boom and bust’ worries world bankThe Nation, 21 September 2015

APM Unveils 7 New Projects Submitted To China:Kam’mwamba Coal Fired Power Plant Tops ListMalawi Voice, 18 September 2015

Malawi-Mozambique Power Interconnection Project resurrects, Victor Milanzi, Malawi24, 18 September 2015

2014 FDI US$950m lower than pledges, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 15 September 2015

Ecama hails new minimum wage, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 15 September 2015

IPPs to add 300mw to power grid—MERA, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 14 September 2015

High sadc power tariffs scare investors—Rera, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 12 September 2015

Kwacha extends slide against Dollar: Malawi currency is world’s worst performer – Bloomberg, Green Muheya, Nyasa Times, 8 September 2015

Local firms to do 30% of major projects—Govt, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 7 September 2015

President Mutharika Off To China, State House - Malawi, 7 September 2015

Malawi, Zambia sign energy agreement, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 2 September 2015

Malawi starts online business registration, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 2 September 2015

Mutharika hold talks with 17 UK Investors: Commits to bring Foreign Direct Investment to Malawi, Yamikani Simutowe, Nyasa Times, 2 September 2015

APM urges UK investors to transform Malawi, Sam Chuna, The Nation, 2 September 2015

Malawi, US Firm Sign Multi-billion Dollar Railway Deal: To Connect Lake Mw To Indian Ocean Via Nsanje Port, 1 September 2015

International Media

MALAWI : Tenders in the offing to upgrade mining industryAfrica Intelligence, 29 September 2015

Malawi‘s plan to ship goods via Zambezi rejected againThe Citizen, 25 September 2015

Malawi Attempts to Resurrect Shire - Zambezi Shipping ProjectAll Africa, 24 September 2015

Malawi‘s economy to grow by 5.4 pct in 2015 - central bank, Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters Africa, 23 September 2015

New World Bank Survey Brings Hope to Malawi‘s Mineral Potential, Govati Nyirenda, The World Bank Group, 22 September 2015

COMESA working on harmonising mineral policies, Nomthandazo Nkambule, Swazi Observer, 4 September 2015

Scoping study proves up at Sovereign’s Malawi project, Esmarie Swanepoel, Cream Media’s Mining Weekly, 1 September 2015

Globe Metals and Mining enters into agreement with Malawian GovernmentAfrican Mining, 1 September 2015

Jobs and Consultancy

Shayona Cement, Purchasing Clerk

Shayona Cement, Imports Clerk

Company Announcements 

Intra Energy Corporation, 30 June Annual Report 2015, 30 September 2015

Intra Energy Corporation, Annex 4G and Corporate Governance Statement, 30 September 2015

Sovereign Metals, Excellent High Grade Metallurgical Results From Duwi, 16 September 2015

Paladin Energy, Repurchase of US$20million of Convertible Bonds due 2017, 8 September 2015

Sovereign Metals, Scoping Study Confirms High Margin Duwi Graphite Project, 1 September 2015

Globe Metals & Mining, Agreement Executed over Katengeza Prospect, 1 September 2015

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Technical File: Fiscal Regime and Management of Revenue from Mining – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 30 September 2015

Airtel, TNM get kudos for mining sector role – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 29 September 2015

Banks and Telecommunications forecast tough times ahead in Malawi – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 27 September 2015

Malawi Govt. to curb illegal cement imports – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 26 September 2015

Paladin struggles with US$480million debt – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 24 September 2015

ASX-listed Sovereign Metals confirms world class, high margin flake graphite project in central Malawi, 23 September 2015

MPs drilled on oil operations – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 21 September 2015

Malawi’s Mines Bill to be tabled in October Parliament sitting – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 16 September 2015

Cashgate scare: Corruption preys on investor perception – Mining & Trade Review (September 2015), 15 September

Government Statements

President Mutharika’s Full Statement at 70th UN General Assembly, 26 September 2015

A Conversation with Peter MutharikaCouncil on Foreign Relations, 24 September 2015

President Mutharika’s statement on Malawi food situationNyasa Times, 22 September 2015

President Arthur Peter Mutharika’s Attendance of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, 18 September 2015


Malawi - Mining Law 2016, Felisah Rose Kilembe, International Comparative Legal Guides


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