Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: July 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

‘Lake Malawi is ours’, Tanzanians maintain, Thula Chisamba, Malawi 24, 31 July 2015

New Shayona plant impresses Minister, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 31 July 2015

Expert backs government on Paladin tax incentives, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 30 July 2015

25 investors gaze Malawi, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 29 July 2015

26 international companies to invest in Malawi, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 29 July 2015

Collapsed mine kills Malawian woman, Gladson M’bumpha, Malawi 24, 28 July 2015

Kayelekera valuable asset—Paladin, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 23 July 2015

Was President Mutharika fed statistical chaff?, Johnny Kasalika, The Nation, 18 July 2015

Malawi to renegotiate oil, gas deals – Report, Nyasa Times, 12 July 2015

Oil search saga, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 12 July 2015

Paladin’s uranium waste ‘wars’, Malawi villagers up in arms, Collins Mtika, Nyasa Times, 10 July 2015

Mangochi residents laud mining company, Ayamba Kandodo, The Nation, 9 July 2015

New twist to Kanyika Global Metals mining: Friends of Mabilabo threathens to takeover, Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times, 6 July 2015

CCJP brands Mines Ministry evil, George Singini, The Nation, 6 July 2015

MIF: Paladin bemoans unrealistic expectations, The Nation, 1 July 2015

Malawian Media – business environment

RBM maintains gdp growth rate forecast at 5.4 percent, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 31 July 2015

Reserve Bank of Malawi says forex cover at US$1bn, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 30 July 2015

On the Fast Lane of Malawi: Where are we on $1billion FDI from MIF?, Steven Nhlane, Nyasa Times, 28 July 2015

Beyond unbundling of Escom, Aubrey Mchulu, The Nation, 30 July 2015

Government told to be aggressive in implementing NES, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 29 July 2015

Information Bill ready to be tabled in Malawi Parliament -Official, Prince Henderson-ECM, Nyasa Times, 29 July 2015

Malawi inflation climbs to 21.3 % and rising, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 28 July 2015

Malawi govt plans Escom sale, liberalise energy sector, Green Muheya, Nyasa Times, 24 July 2015

Government gives up taxes to Vale, Rex Chikoko, The  Nation, 24 July 2015

Malawi concludes successful trade, investment talks in London -MwanamvekhaNyasa Times, 23 July 2015

Delegation in UK to meet investors, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 23 July 2015

Standard Bank warns of perpetual kwacha fall, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 23 July 2015

China to transform Malawi with Chitipa-to-Nsanje railway line, Mike J. Kangwele, Malawi 24

Malawi government taken by surprise on Chitipa-NE railway, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 15 July 2015

Malawi Investment Forum 2015, taste will be in the eating, Wilkins Mijiga, The Nation, 15 July 2015

Govt banks hope on Planning Commission, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 15 July 2015

Parliamentary Committee to form independent body, Deogratias Mmana, The Daily Times, 14 July 2015

US$80m solar plant by 2016, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 13 July 2015

Malawi to form National Development Council, Gregory Gondwe, The Daily Times, 10 July 2015

MCCCI Accuses Govt of Policy Inconsistencies, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 10 July 2015

Malawi govt to open Nacala corridor in August, Luke Bisani, Malawi24, 9 July 2015

Govt targets domestic resources to fund 90% of budget in 10 years, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 9 July 2015

Power demand surpasses supply, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 8 July 2015

Zambia beckons Malawi to Tazara route, Lucky Mkandawire, The Nation, 8 July 2015

On the Fast Lane column: Getting on the run way in Malawi, Steven Nhlane, Nyasa Times, 7 July 2015

I am not amused with that investment forum, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 5 July 2015

K500 billion investment deals?, Backbencher, The Nation, 4 July 2015

Ibam rate investors forum highly, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 4 July 2015

When MCCCI snores on home ground, Ephraim Munthali, The Nation, 4 July 2015

Forum yields US$1bn deals, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 1 July 2015

Malawi strikes K500bn investment deals, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 1 July 2015

Malawian Blogs

Zambia President Tips Malawi on Economic Transformation, Arkangel Tembo, State Residences Malawi, 7 July 2015

APM Assures Investors of Improved Investor Climate for MalawiState Residences Malawi, 1 July 2015

Malawi – How The Poorest Country In The World Lost $43 MILLION USD, Monica Phiri, Business Malawi, 1 July 2015

International Media

Paladin slashes costs in break-even bid, Michael Roddan, Business Spectator, 30 July 2015

Paladin Energy cuts management salaries in break-even bid, Michael Roddan, The Australian, 30 July 2015

Malawi maintains rate, but sees rising inflation, Central Bank News Info via CountingPips, 29 July 2015

Mota-Engil Sees More Africa Contracts Even Amid ‘Perfect Storm’, Henrique Alemeida, BloombergBusiness, 28 July 2015

UPDATE 2-Mozambique port accident deals blow to Vale coal project -sources, Ed Stoddard, Reuters UK, 27 July 2015

Why is it left to US NGOs to expose Australian mining’s wrongdoing in Africa? Antony Loewenstein, The Guardian, 27 July 2015

Malawi talks Trade and Investment with investors in London, Geraldine Boechat, Medafrica Times, 24 July 2015

MALAWI : Niobium and rare earths kindle Lilongwe’s mining hopesAfrica Intelligence, 21 July 2015 (subscription required)

Paladin Energy scrapes into production guidance – Sydney Morning Herald, Tess Ingram, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2015

Zambia will be able export power to Mozambique and Malawi , TBEA revealsLusaka Times, 15 July 2015

Canadian Stocks Are Rising After Greek Deal Reached — Canadian CommentaryRTT News, 13 July 2015

Australian miner accused of dodging tax in world’s poorest country, Heath Aston, The Age, 11 July 2015

Danger under ground, Will Fitzgibbon, Martha Hamilton and Cécile Schilis-Gallego, The Age, 11 July 2015

TANZANIA : Cross-border cooperation on extractive resourcesAfrica Intelligence, 10 July 2015 (subscription required)

Mkango Resources sees AIM closing the value gap, Alistair Ford, Proactive Investors, 7 July 2015

Mkango plans dual listing on Aim following C$1.5 mln raise, Alistair Ford, Proactive Investors, 7 July 2015

‘Corporate tax deals are robbing poor countries of teachers and nurses’, Martha Khonje, Global Development Professionals Network, The Guardian, 2 July 2015

Malawi nets $1 bln in prospective investments at trade forum, Mabvuto Banda, Reuters Africa, 1 July 2015

International Blogs

Fatal Extraction: the impact of Australian mining in Africa, Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon, Chris Zubak-Skees, Centre for Public Integrity, 16 July 2015

Jobs and Consultancy

Paladin Africa, Senior Chemist Job Vacancy, 23 July 2015

Company Announcements

Intra Energy, Quarterly Activities Report, 31 July 2015

Intra Energy, Quarterly Cashflow Report, 31 July 2015

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Raises C$750,000 in First Tranche of Private Placement, 31 July 2015

Paladin Energy, Progress Update Material Reduction in Costs in FY16, 30 July 2015

Paladin Energy, Quarterly Activities Report for Period Ending 30 June 2015, 16 July 2015

Paladin Energy, Response to Recent Media/NGO Activity, 13 July 2015

Paladin Energy, Response to ASX Price Query, 9 July 2015

Globe Metals & Mining, Kanyika Niobium Project Mining Lease Approved, 6 July 2015

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Announces New Private Placement To Raise Up To C$1.5 M And Intention To Dual List On The London Stock Exchange, 6 July 2015

Paladin Energy, Operations Update, 1 July 2015 

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Comment: Misguided comments against mining companies may scare away investors – Mining Review (July 2015), 31 July 2015

Technical File: Basic concept for valuation of common gemstones in Malawi – Mining Review (July 2015), 31 July 2015

No to tax holiday for mining investors, civil society urges – Mining Review (July 2015), 31 July 2015

New law to ensure locals benefit from mining deals – Mining Review (July 2015), 30 July 2015

Engineers appreciate expansion works at Shayona factory – Mining Review (July 2015), 30 July 2015

Shayona Cement gets kudos for developing Kasungu factory site: Minister hails community-investor good working relationship – Mining Review (July 2015), 29 July 2015

Mzimba Gemstone Miners seek to acquire advanced machinery – Mining Review (July 2015), 28 July 2015

Minerals sector to benefit from transport, construction reforms – Mining Review (July 2015), 27 July 2015

Eye on Malawi’s EITI – Mining Review (July 2015), 23 July 2015

President Arthur Peter Mutharika and Treasury differ on Malawi’s mining output, 17 July 2015

Inside Nyala Mines: Visit to the ruby and sapphire deposit in Chimwadzulu, Malawi [Gemological Institute of America Video], 17 July 2015

2015 Malawi Investment Forum: Mutharika pledges stable environment – Mining Review (July 2015), 16 July 2015

One year of the Democratic Progressive Party Government – What has it done for Malawi’s mining sector?, 15 July 2015

Mining contributes less that 1% to Malawi’s GDP – Government of Malawi Annual Economic Report 2015, 14 July 2015

Press Release: MWEITI – Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, 12 July 2015

Free Webinar today at 14.00 GMT: Review of recent Mining on Top Africa-London Summit which Malawi’s Government attended, 10 July 2015

Publication: Malawi loses USD 43 million from its largest mining project according to ActionAid report, 9 July 2015

Government Statements

APM Statement at the 2015 Independence Celebrations, 6 July 2015


Fatal Extraction: Australian mining in Africa, The Centre for Public Integrity/The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), July 2015

Paladin Energy Response to questions from ICIJ in relation to Kayelekera Uranium Mine.

Paladin Energy, Response to Recent Media/NGO Activity, 13 July 2015

Government of Malawi Response to issues raised in Fatal Extraction.



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