Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: April 2015

Link Roundup Mining in Malawi


Each month, Mining in Malawi produces a list of links to online articles that touch on the extractive industries in the country. 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

What the 2015 Mines and Minerals Bill seeks to address, Boniface Phiri, The Nation, 30 April 2015

Madam Chilima Advises Women to Invest Time, Knowledge and Skills to Achieve Entrepreneurship Goals, Linda Lokoma, Malawi News Agency, 29 April 2015

Artists want mining to preserve monuments, Sam Banda Jnr, The Daily Times, 29 April 2015

African Commission persuades Malawi to pass Access to Information legislation, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 29 April 2015

Locally made fertiliser at Optichem company, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 28 April 2015

Cement prices slashed, Orama Chinamulungu, The Nation, 28 April 2015

Cama revives crude oil saga, Mercy Malikwa, The Nation, 27 April 2015

Paladin starts discharging uranium wastes into Malawi rivers, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 23 April 2015

Paladin Starts Discharging Uranium Wastes Into Public Rivers, Bishop Witmos, Malawi News Agency, 23 April 2015

Uranium prospects uncertain, Tadala Kakwesa, The Daily Times, 23 April 2015

Malawi uranium earnings drop by 320 %, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 21 April 2015

Bright Msaka says Revised Mines Act bill will adequately addresses Corporate Social Responsibility, Tenson Zobo, The Maravi Post, 15 April 2015

Mutharika busted on US trip: Gala was already held on March 15, Green Muheya, Nyasa Times, 15 April 2015

Malawi to host investment forum in June, Chris Loka, Nyasa Times, 14 April 2015

Malawi govt to present reviewed Mines and Mineral Bill to Parliament in September, Fazilla Tembo, Nyasa Times, 14 April 2015

Malawi : High expectations ahead of final consultations on mining bill, Lloyd M’bwana, The Maravi Post, 13 April 2015

Coal fired power plant in Neno awaits $600m loan approval, Memory Kutengule, Malawi News Agency in SweetCrude Reports, 13 April 2015

Dubious Lake Malawi oil deals haunting government, Precious Lubani, Ablaze 12 April 2015

Information bill: The good, the delays and the fears, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 11 April 2015

Atupele Muluzi replaced as Energy Minister, Temwani Nga’mbi, Malawi24, 10 April 2015

No casualties in Malawi Cabinet reshuffleThe Nation, 10 April 2015

Malawi Pres. Mutharika reshuffles cabinet: Muluzi, Msaka, Chibingu moved, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 10 April 2015

Malawi reviewing mining Act: Mining firms, public to sign development pacts, Chikondi Chiyembekeza, The Nation, 10 April 2015

Malawi niobium tests positive in ChinaThe Daily Times, 10 April 2015

Globe Metals defies Kanyika ultimatum, George Singini, The Nation, 3 April 2015

DPP trashes Ntata as clearly a ‘frustrated man’, Green Muheya, Nyasa Times, 2 April

Oilgate: Joyce Banda implicated in the Hamra, RAK Gas & Pacific oil licensing scandal, Mike J. Kangwele, Malawi24, 2 April 2015

Resumption in production at KUM still far away – Paladin, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 2 April 2015

AG faults oil, gas search deals, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 2 April 2015

Malawi laws breached in oil search, says Attorney GeneralNyasa Times, 2 April 2015

Ministry promises to root out corruption, Malawi News Agency, The Nation, 1 April 2015

Malawian Blogs

Ugandan Government Scraps Taxes on Oil, Gas, Mining Exploration, Sang N., Malawi Ace, 29 April 2015

International Media

Paladin uranium output slumps, Michael Roddan, The Australian, 24 April 2015

African miners awaiting recovery in uranium prices, Gavin du Venage, The National, 15 April 2015

Malawi to enact reviewed Mines bill into law in September, APA, Star Africa, 14 April 2015

Malawi: Niobium sample outcome shows positive results-Official, APA, Start Africa, 7 April 2015

Oil Exploration on Lake Malawi Violated the Law: Malawian Attorney General, Oosaka News, 6 April 2015

International Blogs

Africa’s Natural Resources: 3 Things Governments Need to Get Right, The Politics of Poverty, Oxfam America, Alex Blair, 2 April 2015

Company Announcements 

Paladin Africa, Fitter Jobs in Malawi, 29 April 2015

Paladin Energy, Quarterly Activities Report for Period Ending 31 March 2015, 24 April 2015

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Export Development Fund ready to finance mineral sector projects – Mining Review (April 2015), 28 April 2015

Eye of Malawi’s EITI: Malawi’s Multi-Stakeholder Group Meets for the First Time – Mining Review (April 2015), 25 April 2015

Malawians engage experts in mining and human rights round table discussion: as panellists clear misconception over mineral sample exports – Mining Review (April 2015), 23 April 2015

Buoyant gold mining prospects for Malawi: Mota-Engil advances in exploration work – Mining Review (April 2015), 22 April 2015

Publication: Malawi Economic Monitor – Managing Fiscal Pressures (World Bank), 16 April 2015

Malawi has a new Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining: Bright Msaka, 10 April 2015

Press Release: Draft Mines and Minerals Bill Consultative Workshop (14-15 April 2015, Lilongwe), 10 April 2015

Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: March 2015, 10 April 2015

When the curse of oil came home, 7 April 2015

Malawi’s Oil Exploration Licences and Agreements should be cancelled according Attorney General, 2 April 2015


Malawi economic monitor – managing fiscal pressures, World Bank, March 2015

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