Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: June 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 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

31 countries attend Malawi Investment Forum, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 30 June 2015

Investors’ forum excitement in Lilongwe, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 30 June 2015

Malawi sells forty projects at forum, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 30 June 2015

Business climate improving, MCCCI tells investors, Johnny Kasalika, The Nation, 30 June 2015

Malawi badly needs investors—Goodall, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 30 June 2015

Comesa courts investors to Malawi, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 30 June 2015

Peter Mutharika to open, attend investment meeting, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 29 June 2015

Malawi upbeat on investment forum, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 26 June 2015

Revised Malawi transport policy to lower costs, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 25 June 2015

National Audit Office builds capacity in auditing of mining, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 25 June 2015

Budget is legal, Goodall trashes Malawi Congress Party criticism, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 24 June 2015

5-year strategic plan for NocmaThe Daily Times, 24 June 2015

Shayona to build cement mills in Blantyre, Mzuzu, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 23 June 2015

Paladin responds to actionAid report, concerns raised by NGO’s and Media coverage in Malawi, Elwin Mandowa, The Maravi Post, 22 June 2012

Malawi envoy courts US investors, Malawi News Agency, The Nation, 22 June 2015

Petroleum Importers Limited says change not necessary, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 22 June 2015

Malawi attends mining summit, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 22 June 2015

Paladin rejects Action Aid Malawi report as “fundamentally unsound”, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 21 June 2015

K65BN FUEL WAR, Rex Chikoko, The Nation, 21 June 2015

Malawians should have shares in mining companies –MP Kazombo, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 20 June 2015

Malawi loses $43m to Paladin – Action Aid studyNyasa Times, 20 June 2015

Paladin swindled K2 BN from Malawians, Mike J. Kangwele, Malawi24, 19 June 2015

MP touts Malawi federalism or budgetary quota in parliament, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 18 June 2015

9 US firms eye Malawi energy, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 18 June 2015

Report faults Paladin incentives, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 18 June 2015

Paladin tricks Malawi government on taxes, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 18 June 2015

Kanyika residents reject mining projectThe Daily Times, 18 June 2015

Bank for increased Malawi, China trade, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 18 June 2015

Investors Forum attracts 50 global companies, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 18 June 2015

Malawi reviewing energy policy -Official, Fazilla Tembo, Nyasa Times, 17 June 2015

China’s growing power in Africa: Standard Bank hosts Chinese Business Forum, James Odziwa, Maravi Post, 16 June 2015

Standard Bank hosts Malawi-China business forumNyasa Times, 16 June 2015

China trade forum in Lilongwe TuesdayThe Daily Times, 16 June 2015

Malawi government faulted on mining, Mike Kamande, The Daily Times, 15 June 2015

Energy policy under review, Wongani Msowoya, The Nation, 15 June 2015

Malawians gang up against Mota, William Simango, Malawi24, 14 June 2015

AfDB urges Malawi to formulate robust mining contracts, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 13 June 2015

Lilongwe NGO to sponsor Mponda’s team, Lusayo Kanyika, The Daily Times, 12 June 2015

Oil search firms snub Malawi govt meeting on licencesNyasa Times, 12 June 2015

Drama over oil search deals, Capital Hill claims firms snubbed invitation, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 12 June 2015

Mutharika upbeat Malawi to attract move investors, hails Africa trade deal, Clement Magombo, Nyasa Times, 12 June 2015

Peter Mutharika takes stock of his one-year rule, Gregory Gondwe, The Times, 11 June 2015

Chinese investors inject K3 billion in projects, Johnny Kasalika, The Nation, 10 June 2015

Breaking: Surestream Petroleum leaves team with Mponda, Andrew Cane Chilapondwa, Malawi24, 9 June 2015

Surestream leave club to Mponda: To change name, Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times, 9 June 2015

Mining industry lacks technical expertise—govt, Martha Sande, The Nation, 8 June 2015

Malawi renegotiates $145m arms deal with Paramount: ‘We are better all eating’Nyasa Times, 7 June 2015

Malawi losing K200 billion annually to illicit deals, Rex Chikoko, The Nation, 6 June 2015

Malawi assures American investors on securityMalawi News Agency, 5 June 2015

Govt lack of seriousness contributing to natural resources depletion – MPsAfriem, 5 June 2015

Malawi courts energy investors, Sam Chunga, The Nation, 5 June 2015

Politics of oil in Malawi, Godfrey Mfiti, My Turn in The Nation, 5 June 2015

Battle for Mulanje Mountain takes a twist, Paul Nthala, Malawi24, 5 June 2015

How should mining be managed?, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 2 June 2015

Mining’s biggest question, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 1 June 2015

Rail transport key to economic growth—Minister, Meekness Simfukwe, The Nation, 1 June 2015

Activist Mfiti says Malawi oil exploration breaching international conventionNyasa Times, 1 June 2015

Malawian Blogs

APM Recounts the role of the private sector for Malawi development, Mary Makhiringa, State Residences Malawi, 29 June 2015

International Media

How environmental impacts of the extractives sector affect children, Ruth Stokes, The Guardian Partner Zone UNICEF, 29 June 2015

Korea-Malawi Friendship Society launched, Joel Lee, The Korea Herald, 28 June 2015

Mining on Top Africa launchesCommodities Now, 25 June 2015

Malawi aims for $16 bln in potential investment from summit, Mabvuto Banda, Reuters, 24 June 2015

What’s next for Australia’s uranium miners?, Mike King, The Motley Fool, 23 June 2015

Australia’s Paladin Energy gets historic ok to run uranium mine in Canada, Cecilia Jamasmie,, 23 June 2015

Benefits of foreign ownership, Greg Klein, Resource Clips, 22 June 2015

Malawi To Renegotiate Deal With Paramount, Oscar Nkala, Defense News, 18 June 2015

On the shores of Malawi’s lake of stars, activists raise uranium fears, Santorri Chamley, The Guardian, 3 June 2015

Paladin corners Carnarvon basin with Carley Bore uranium acquisition, Mariaan Webb, Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly, 1 June 2015

International Blogs

An Extractive Affair: New investigation shows how world’s poorest country is losing millions, David Duffeck, Financial Transparency Coalition, 23 June 2015

Exposed: $43 million tax dodge in world’s poorest country, Nicholas Shaxson, Tax Justice Network, 19 June 2015

An Extractive Affair: The world’s poorest country loses millions to tax dodging,

Exposed: the company dodging taxes in the world’s poorest country, Tissie Msonkho and Chisomo Manthalu, ActionAid, 17 June 2015

Exposed: the $43million tax dodge, Chisomo Manthalu, ActionAid, 17 June 2015

Uranium can power Uganda’s growth, but at what cost?, Luke Williams, Oil in Uganda, 10 June 2015

Jobs and Consultancy 

Paladin (Africa) Limited Services Technician

Paladin (Africa) Limited Diesel/Light Vehicle Mechanic

Shayona Cement Corporation, Sales Executive, Warehouse Supervisor, Accounts Clerk, Sales Clerk

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Editorial: New law must promote investment – Mining Review (June 2015), 30 June 2015

Standard Bank beckons mining investors – Mining Review (June 2015), 29 June 2015

Malawi learns from Marikana tragedy – Mining Review (June 2015), 28 June 2015

MAWIMA wants women issues addressed in Mines and Minerals Act – Mining Review (June 2015), 25 June 2015

Technical File: Oil and Gas Potential in Malawi – Mining Review (June 2015), 24 June 2015

Mutharika spells out bouyant prospects – Mining Review (June 2015), 23 June 2015

Audio: Public Debate on Malawi’s draft Mines and Minerals Bill, 22 June 2015

Event: ActionAid launch of report on Paladin Africa’s mining operations in Malawi (9am, 17 June 2015, Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe), 16 June 2015

The Politics of Oil in Malawi – Godfrey Mfiti, 15 June 2015

7 Months Later: Malawian government still reviewing oil exploration licences and agreements, 12 June 2015

Event: Debate on proposed draft Mines and Minerals Bill in Malawi (Monday 15 June, 18.00, Lilongwe), 12 June 2015

Consultancy Opportunity: Assessment of Mining Policy Implementation in Malawi, 10 June 2015

Eye on Malawi’s EITI – Mining Review (May 2015), 9 June 2015

Technical File: Economic potential of pegmatites in Malawi- Mining Review (May 2015), 8 June 2015

Government Statements

Communique on Malawi Investment Forum, 30 June 2015

APM Statement at the launch of Malawi Investment Forum, 29 June 2015

One year into the DPP government: Full Address by Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, 8 June 2015


ActionAid, June 2015, An Extractive Affair: How one Australian mining company’s tax dealings are costing the world’s poorest country millions

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