Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: December 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

Govt pledges to protect cement manufacturers, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 25 December 2015

Who benefits from natural resources?, Undule Mwakasangula, The Nation, 25 December 2015

Karonga, Chitipa chiefs endorse oil exploration, Deogratias Mmana, The Daily Times, 21 December 2015

Mixed reactions on Lake Malawi oil drilling plans, Lindiwe Sambalikagwa, Malawi24, 18 December 2015

Mining industry outlook gloomy—globe metals, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 17 December 2015

Dark cloud over local coal mines, James Chavula, The Nation, 17 December 2015

Mfiti calls on govt to withdraw oil drilling in Lake Malawi National Park, Godfrey Mfiti, Nyasa Times, 17 December 2015

Government must withdraw Oil drilling in Lake Malawi, Godfrey Mfiti, Malawi24, 16 December 2015

Paladin denies sale of Malawi mine to Chinese: Daily Times story incorrect, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 16 December 2015

Kamwamba Coal Fired Power Magic: Electricity Blackouts To End Soon-APM, Solister Mogha, Malawi Voice, 15 December 2015

Paladin sells off Kayerekera Mine, Adam Phiri, The Daily Times, 15 December 2015

Oil, gas exploration set to start in Lake Malawi – Official, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 15 December 2015

The gathering mining storm, James Chavula, The Nation, 14 December 2015

Environmental body says no to oil drilling on Lake Malawi, Happy Arnold Soko, Malawi24, 14 December 2015

Lake Malawi ‘oil’ courts controversy, Deogratias Mmana, The Daily Times, 13 December 2015

Fake cement hits Malawi market, Martha Chikoti, Malawi24, 13 December 2015

CPL clinker plant machinery arrives for Njereza plant in Mangochi, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 7 December 2015

Karonga residents demand immediate oil exploration in Lake MalawiNyasa Times, 7 December 2015

Karonga community urges government to expedite oil deals, Vyalema Kaluluma, The Daily Times, 5 December 2015

Communities want oil search results, Rex Chikoko, The Nation, 5 December 2015

Nico Life interested in Kanyika mine, George Singini, The Nation, 3 December 2015

President Mutharika Courts Investors at Commonwealth, State House, 3 December 2015

International Media

Uranium mining in Malawi: the case of Kayelekera, Matildah Mkandawire, Nuclear Monitor, 17 December 2015

African Development Bank approves loan for Vale Nacala rail planReuters, 17 December 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing Chinese Investment in Africa, Visual Capitalist,, 9 December 2015

Malawian Media - Business and Economy

Malawi yet to ratify Tripartite Freedom Trade Area Agreement, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 31 December 2015

Malawi’s rail operator CEAR lost K1.4 bn due to 2015 floods, Serah Makondetsa, The Daily Times, 31 December 2015

Domestic debt jumps 8% in 3rd quarter, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 31 December 2015

2015: A bad year for business, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 31 December 2015

Ecama bemoans poor economic performance, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 29 December 2015

Cear to invest K3bn in new locomotives, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 28 December 2015

Malawi up on economic freedom index, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 28 December 2015

Escom split to create two firms, Charles Mpaka, The Daily Times, 19 December 2015

PPPC completes US$12 million fiber optic project, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 18 December 2015

China explains skipping of Malawi on debt relief, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times18 December 2015

APM talks tough on corruption, Joseph Mwale, The Nation, 18 December 2015

IMF cautions on new fuel import regime, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 17 December 2015

IMF says Malawi’s economic outlook remains difficult, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 17 December 2015

Mutharika in SA for China-Africa summit: Returns to Malawi Sunday, Gospel Mwalwanda, Nyasa Times, 4 December 2015

Malawi still very corrupt – Report, Tiwonge Kacheche, The Daily Times, 4 December 2015

UK’s Prince Andrew becomes Malawi investment ambassador, Kondwani Magombo - MANA, Nyasa Times, 4 December 2015

Malawi in coal-fired power plant MOU with China group: To boost economy, Gospel Mwalwanda, Nyasa Times, 3 December 2015

Journalist reveals contentious terms of Malawi-Vale railway deal, Leon Malisov, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 December 2015

WB cuts 2015 GDP growth rate further, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 3 December 2015

Malawi’s inequality soars, Joseph Mwale, The Nation, 2 December 2015

Escom in talks with private power firms for electricity purchasing agreement, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 2 December 2015

More pain as tax revenue shrinks, Orama Chinamulungu, The Nation, 2 December 2015

Company Announcements 

Paladin Energy, Response to the Daily Times (Malawi) Article of 15 December 2015, 16 December 2015

Paladin Energy, Repurchase of US$6 Million of Convertible Bonds Due 2017, 16 December 2015

Globe Metals & Mining, Strategic Review, 11 December 2015

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Files NI 43-101 Pre-Feasibility Report for the Songwe Hill Rare Earth Project in Malawi, 1 December 2015

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Editorial: 2015, year of highs and lows – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 29 December 2015

Wealth creation through economic diversification – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 24 December 2015

Power blackouts: Crisis hits industry hard – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 20 December 2015

Local business gurus push for economic empowerment policy – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 19 December 2015

Malawi’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine not sold to China National Nuclear Corporation, 16 December 2015

Eye on Malawi’s EITI: EITI and Climate Change – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 14 December 2015

PWYP Malawi applauds Govt. commitment to EITI principles – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 11 December 2015

Pressure on Government to respond to UNESCO on oil exploration in Lake Malawi National Park, 9 December 2015

Malawi’s Geodata not available yet – Mining & Trade Review (December 2015), 8 December 2015

Press Release (Government of Malawi): Malawi Designated as Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Candidate Country, 4 December 2015

Event: Lake Malawi Under Threat – Is Oil Drilling in Lake Malawi Sustainable? Public Talk with Godfrey Mfiti (3 December 2015), 2 December 2015

Publications and Presentations

Godfrey Mfiti, Is oil drilling in Lake Malawi Sustainable Development?, 3 December 2015


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