Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: November 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’s changes in mining law to spur growth – government, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 26 November 2015

Activist Mfiti says oil exploration in Lake Malawi must be stopped, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 24 November 2015 (unnamed but about oil and gas and Lake Malawi National Park), Golden Matonga, The Nation, 22 November 2015

Mining firms to be taken to task over duties, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 21 November 2015

Malawi set to migrate to mining electronic platformThe Nation, 20 November 2015

Botswana pledges support to develop Malawi’s mining sector, Solister Mogha, Mana, 19 November 2015

LafargeHolcim in K50m road safety programme, Watipatso Mzungu, The Nation, 17 November 2015

Oil deals headache, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 15 November

Malawi told to revoke licenses over Lake Malawi oil exploration, Aubrey Makina, Malawi24, 9 November 2015

Doing nothing on oil is not an option either for Malawi, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 5 November 2015

Paladin drivers down tools at Malawi mine, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 3 November 2015

International Media

Malawi oil ‘deals’ in legal log jam, Collins Mtika, The Zambezian, 25 November 2015

Malawi improves exploration geological data to attract investment, Yolanda Torissi, Africa Mining Network, 24 November 2015

UAE Ambassador meets Malawian Minister of Natural Resources Energy and Mining, Emirates News Agency (WAM), Middle East North Africa Finance Network, 22 November 2015

Project seeks to protect child rights in extractive industryThe Daily News, 17 November 2015

Why Africa Must Resolve its Maritime Boundary Disputes, Timothy Walker, International Relations and Security Network, 11 November 2015

US house warms to Mkango after PFS update, Philip Whiterow, Proactive Investors UK, 10 November 2015

Malawi Government erred on the oil and gas exploration deal, Owen Nyaka, Africa Times, 6 November 2015

Malawi government renews Mkango Resources licence, Laura Cornish, Mining Review, 1 November 2015

Malawian Media – Business Environment

Mutharika in London for investment summitNyasa Times, 30 November 2015

 ATI Bill: They want you to remain poor, Ephraim Nyondo, The Nation, 28 November 2015

Malawi ranked 102 on paying taxes, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 28 November 2015

Malawi misses Chinese debt relief, Jacob Nankhonya, The Nation, 26 November 2015

Donors hint at budget support, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 26 November 2015

Mitc records K120bn investment pledges in Q3, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 25 November 2015

Malawi government backtracks on land bills, Macdonald Thom, The Daily Times, 24 November 2015

Reserve Bank of Malawi celebrates 50 years of existence amid economic turmoil, high inflation rateNyasa Times, 23 November 2015

Malawi government optimistic on business ranking, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 23 November 2015

Spain assures Malawi of energy, infrastructural development, Lydia Kalonde, Nyasa Times, 19 November 2015

NSO, MITC launch online trade portals, Kinsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 18 November 2019

MCCCI faults RBM on inflation, interest rate, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 17 November 2015

Malawi in ‘tight situation’—IMF, Dumbani Mzale, The Nation, 16 November 2015

Process of investing in Malawi improved – President Mutharika, Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times, 7 November 2015

Escom capacity reduced by 50%, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times6 November 2015

Cear invests K400m for rail line renovations, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 6 November 2015

Fuel imports role to shift to Nocma, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 5 November 2015

Malawi government allocates land for private investors, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 4 November 2015

K60bn solar project gets land allocation, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 2 November 2015

Govt plans to add 1 550mw by 2020, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 2 November 2015

Company Announcements 

Globe Metals & Mining, 2015 AGM Results, 27 November 2015

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Announces Results of Annual General and Special Meeting of, 19 November 2015

Paladin Energy, Results of AGM, 19 November 2015

Paladin Energy, AGM Presentation and Chairman’s Address, 19 November 2015

Paladin Energy, Correction to 30 September 2015 Quarterly Conference Call Presentation, 13 November 2015

Paladin Energy, 30 September 2015 Quarterly Financial Report and MD&A, 12 November 2015

Sovereign Metals, Results of Annual General Meeting, 18 November 2015

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Announces Results Of Updated Pre-Feasibility Study For The Songwe Hill Rare Earth Project In Malawi, 9 November

Intra Energy, Quarterly Cashflow Report, 2 November 2015

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Job Advert (2 Positions): ActionAid Malawi Responsive Mining Governance Project, 27 November 2015

Eye on Malawi’s EITI: Malawi approved as EITI Candidate Country – Mining & Trade Review (November 2015), 27 November 2015

Gone too soon! Malawi loses one of the upcoming female geologists, Chimwemwe Mazizi Zidana – Mining & Trade Review (November 2015), 20 November 2015

One Year Has Passed Since Malawi’s Government Started Reviewing Oil Exploration Licences and Agreements, 18 November 2015

Malawi’s top minerals sector projects of 2015 – Mining & Trade Review (November 2015), 16 November 2015

Globe scouts for buyer for Kanyika niobium – Mining & Trade Review (November 2015), 12 November 2015

Political interference foils Malawi’s largest mining investment – Mining & Trade Review (November 2015), 11 November 2015

Press Release: Publish What You Pay Malawi: “Following The Money”: Malawi embarks onto the right path towards ensuring transparency and accountability in the extractives industry, 2 November 2015


President Arthur Peter Mutharika, “Malawi’s Priorities and Partnerships: Diversification for Development“, Chatham House, London, UK, 30 November 2015

Malawi President Mutharika’s Opening of Parliament Address: Full Text, Parliament, Lilongwe, Malawi 6 November 2015


Malawi Economic Monitor, October 2015 : Adjusting in Turbulent Times. Richard Record, Priscilla Kandoole, Salman Asim, Efrem Chilima, Sunganani Kalemba. World Bank, Washington, DC, October 2015

Australian Uranium Mining in Africa – Our Responsibility?” Anica Niepraschk Mining Monitor Volume 6, Mineral Policy Institute, November 2015

Scoping study for a nonrenewable resources, climate change and environmental programme in Southern Africa. Peter Zhou, Lois Hooge, Lorenzo Facco Giovanni de Franchi. Evidence on Demand/DFID, October 2015.

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