Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: April 2016

Link Roundup Mining in Malawi

April 2016

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

Karonga residents angry with Government, Chimwemwe Mugwa, Malawi24, 27 April 2016

Geophysical data attracts investors, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 26 April 2016

Mkango promises more CSR projects, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 25 April 2016

Kayelekera mine resumption long way to go—Paladin, Orama Chinamulungu, The Nation, 25 April 2016

Mining firms Irritates communities in Mangochi, Justice Mponda, Malawi Voice, 21 April 2016

Water contamination fears resurface at Kayerekera, Mandy Pondani, The Daily Times, 21 April 2016

Coal Usage to Be Maintained Within Acceptable Levels, Watson Maingo, Malawi News Agency, 20 April 2016

Paladin discharging treated water at Kayelekera, Orama Chinamulungu, The Nation, 20 April 2016

Malawi cement is of top quality, says govt, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 19 April 2016

Paladin denies water discharge at Kayerekera mineNyasa Times, 19 April 2016

Paladin refutes reports of dam flooding, Luke Bisani, Malawi24, 19 April 2016

Malawi steps on murky waters of oil industry, Charles Mpaka, The Daily Times, 16 April 2016

Government’s import licences anger manufacturers, Thom Khanje, The Daily Times, 16 April 2016

Kayerekela uranium tailing dams flooded: Water contamination fears high, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 15 April 2016

No ban for cement imports: Malawi govt justifies licences, Wanga Gwede, Nyasa Times, 15 April 2016

Mineral art on show in Lilongwe next week, Yvonnie Sundu, The Nation, 14 April 2016

Govt pledges to help ex-miners get their benefits, Victoria Milanzi, Malawi24, 10 April 2016

Government restores exploration licences, Grace Thipa, The Times, 8 April 2016

Ex-miners accuse Malawi govt of snatching their documents: 9,000 to get paid, Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times, 8 April 2016

World bank’s k104bn to boost mining skills, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 8 April 2016

CCJP blasts govt over Kayerekera mine, Bright Mfune, Malawi24, 3 April 2016

Malawian Blogs 

Measuring Mining Impacts: Technical Workshop to fine tune the African Minerals Governance FrameworkCitizens for Justice, 13 April 2016

Don’t drill for oil in Lake MalawiSave Our Lake, 8 April 2016

International Media

GAF to implement a Geological Data Management Information System in MalawiGAF, GIS User, 25 April 2016

Tanzania to Deploy Three Cargo Ships On Disputed Lake Nyasa, Adam Ihucha, The East African, 23 April 2016

Half of World Heritage sites are at risk from industryBird Watch, 12 April 2016

Experts Warned It Was Too Risky: The $6B Gas Pipeline China Hopes To Build In Mozambique, Dana Sanchez, AFK Insider, 12 April 2016

The rise of investor-state dispute settlement . . . In the extractive sectors, Kinda Mohamadieh and Daniel Uribe, The Southern Times, 7 April 2016

Nearly half of world’s natural heritage sites – 71% of sub-Sahara Africa’s – at risk, including Victoria Fall, KilimanjaroMail & Guardian Africa, 6 April 2016

Malawian Media – Business and Economy

New Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Promises More Help in Key Areas of Economy, Malawi Voice, 30 April 2016

Firm to host Malawi-UK business link conferenceThe Daily Times, 29 April 2016

Malawi govt takes over fuel imports, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 27 April 2016

K14bn project to reduce internet charges by 75%, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 27 April 2016

‘Africa should open up for more Chinese investments’, Kingsley Jassi, The Daily Times, 26 April 2016

16% OF MW’s GDP lost to illicit financial flows—UN, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 25 April 2016

Malawi gears for 2nd Investment Forum, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 21 April 2016

Malawi advised to guard against IFF, Martha Chirambo, The Nation, 16 April 2016

RBM sees 2016 growth at 5.8%, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 15 April 2016

Malawi officials to attend regional energy summitThe Daily Times, 14 April 2016

MCCCI for surcharge on exports of raw materials, Taonga Sabola, The Daily Times, 12 April 2016

AfDB to help Malawi improve energy sector, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 12 April 2016

Government signs MoUs with 27 IPPs, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 12 April 2016

Government fails to meet businesses expectations, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 12 April 2016

MCCCI pushes for policy changes, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 11 April 2016

Malawi transport costs highest in Sadc—UN, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 8 April 2016

Malawi launches Public Policy Research and Analysis Project, Lydia Kalonde, MANA in Nyasa Times, 8 April 2016

Mw down on economic transformation index, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 7 April 2016

AfDB raises portfolio to K388.4 billion, Lucky Mkandawire, The Nation, 6 April 2016

AfDB non-committal on direct budget support, Lucky Mkandawire, The Nation, 6 April 2016

Beyond passing imf test, Albert Sharra, The Nation, 6 April 2016

Malawi’s rich, powerful evade Panama papers list, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 6 April 2016

Malawi’s ailing economy, Idriss Ali Nassah, The Nation, 4 April 2016

Power commitments at 4000 megawatts, Grace Thipa, The Daily Times, 2 April 2016

Malawi misses EU deadline, Archibald Kasakura, The Nation, 2 April 2016

Malawi, South Africa tax treaty awaits April meet, Alick Ponje, The Daily Times, 1 April 2016

Of the Buy Malawi Strategy, Auspicious Ndamuwa, The Nation, 1 April 2016

Company Announcements 

Paladin Energy, Quarterly Activities Report for Period Ending 31 March 2016, 18 March 2016

Paladin Energy, Clarification of Incorrect Media/Blog Reports Concerning Water Discharge at Kayelekera Mine, 18 April 2016

Intra Energy, Intra Energy progresses the Pamodzi Minemouth Power Station Project and sale of non-essential assets, 11 April 2016

Government Announcements

Cabinet Reshuffle, 7 April 2016

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Technical File with Grain Malunga: Mining value chain promotes economic growth – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 29 April 2016

GAF to establish Malawi’s Geological Data Management Information System, 28 April 2016

Malawi Government’s side on Globe Metals & Mining Kanyika Niobium Project – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 27 April 2016

JICA winds up capacity building project in Malawi’s mining sector – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 25 April 2016

Extractives in Malawi’s First Open Government Partnership National Action Plan, 20 April 2016

Views from Malawi’s ASM sector: 25 years a gemstone miner and yet still living in poverty, 19 April 2016

Major Storm Events at Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Malawi, 18 April 2016

Eye on Malawi’s EITI: Setting the Stage for Malawi’s First EITI Report – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 15 April 2016

Editorial: Detach politics, greed from oil exploration licence issues – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 13 April 2016

ATI Bill delay to affect EITI implementation – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 11 April 2016

Chaponda Jumps Gun – Foreign Minister under fire for interfering with oil search issues – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 7 April 2016

Consultancy: Lead Researcher for Child Rights & Safety in Extractive Industries in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda (Citizens for Justice), 5 April 2016

Updates on Malawi’s mining fiscal regime – Mining & Trade Review (April 2016), 1 April 2016

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