Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: June 2016

Link Roundup Mining in Malawi

June 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

Unfilled coal mine scares Karonga community, Bishop Witmos, The Nation, 30 June 2016

Malawi represented on London Stock Exchange, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 30 June 2016

Mining taxes, treaties, Golden Matonga, The Nation, 26 June 2016

Karonga ex-miners to protest at South Africa Embassy office in Malawi, Alick Mhango, The Marvi Post, 24 June 2016

Ex-miners plan to ‘occupy’ South African embassy in Lilongwe over benefits, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 24 June 2016

MP Kamlepo wants Malawi Coal Mine deal renegotiated: Mchenga is not benefitting localsNyasa Times, 23 June 2016

MP wants Mchenga Coal Mine deal renegotiatedThe Nation, 23 June 2016

Paladin Africa Sued for ‘Gross Damage’, Norbert Mzembe, Capital Radio, 22 June 2016

Geological Mapping Programme To Open Malawi’s Mining Sector To InvestorsMalawi Voice, 21 June 2016

We will drag Paladin Africa and Eland Coal Company to Court for abuse of Malawi people & environment —CHRR, Alick Mhango, The Maravi Post,20 June 2016

CHRR Drags Paladin, Eland Coal Company to Court Over Rights Violation and Environment Issues, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 20 June 2016

14 reform bills ready, Suzgo Khunga, The Nation, 20 June 2016

Government faces mining lawsuit, James Chavula, The Nation, 19 June 2016

Ministry upbeat on mining success, Alick Ponje, The Daily Times, 17 June 2016

Foreigners smuggling gold stones—group, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 17 June 2016

Kayerekera mine security guards down tool over poor working condition, Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times, 17 June 2016

Ex-miners to wait longer for their pay, Stevie Chauluka, The Daily Times, 16 June 2016

France gives €10.2m to boost mining sector, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 9 June 2016

Global metals prices hit exploration firms, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 9 June 2016

New VAT rules to boost investment, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 7 June 2016

Local experts trained on mining negotiating skills, James Chavula, The Nation, 3 June 2016

Mining industry needs time to flourish—Msaka, Stevie Chauluka, The Daily Times, 1 June 2016

International Media

Scottish MP’s back new UK-Malawi Tax Treaty, David Hope-Jones, The Scotsman, 29 June 2016

A brief overview of Mkango and the sector, LSE Share Talk, 29 June 2016

Mkango CEO says new data confirms Malawi as serious mining destination, Proactive Investors UK, 27 June 2016

Tanzania-Zambia Railway Wins Deal to Transport Malawi FuelTanzania Daily News, 24 June 2016

Africamining needs a vision, Yao Graham, The Africa Report, 23  June 2016

Mkango joins Malawi mapping project, Josh White, Digital Look, 22 June 2016

Mkango’s Aim listing a major milestone, says chief executive, Alistair Ford, Proactive Investors UK, 15 June 2016

SacOil granted 8 month licence extension for Malawi oil blockOil Review Africa, 9 June 2016

SacOil extends licence for Block 1, Malawi, Stock Market Wire, 9 June 2016

Malawi establishes AMDC-supported task team on mining contract negotiations, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 9 June 2016

Communications workshop on the Africa Mining Vision in Malawi connects with media and civil society, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 3 June 2016

Malawian Media – Business and Economy

Budget and finance committee suggests solutions to economic woesThe Nation, 30 June 2016

World Bank revises growth down to 2.6%, Suzgo Khunga, The Nation, 30 June 2016

World Bank paints gloomy picture, Macdonald Thom, The Daily Times, 30 June 2016

World Bank, Malawi govt contradict on economic growth rate, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 29 June 2016

Government says Malawi–China business forum successful, Caroline Kandiero, The Daily Times, 29 June 2016

No July 6 Celebrations, Ronald Mpaso, The Daily Times, 28 June 2016

Questions over growth estimate, William Kumwembe, The Daily Times, 28 June 2016

Govt to review Occupational Safety, Welfare law, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 28 June 2016

K1.1 trillion Malawi budget passing set for Thursday -Chaponda, Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times, 27 June 2016

VAT regressive tax—Gondwe, Rex Chikoko, The Nation, 27 June 2016

Moz conflict can affect Malawi economy, Frank Namangale, The Nation, 26 June 2016

‘UK leaving EU won’t hurt Malawi now’, Rebecca Chimjeka, The Nation, 25 June 2016

Malawi attracts K103bn FDI in 2015, Grace Phiri, The Nation, 25 June 2016

Budget and Finance Committee’s Take on 2016/2017 Budget (part 1), The Nation, 23 June 2016

Mutharika lures Chinese investors, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 22 June 2016

Parliament passes law to split Escom, Paida Kadzakumanja, The Nation, 22 June 2016

Mutharika woos Chinese investors to  Malawi, Malawi News Agency, Nyasa Times, 21 June 2016

National Oil Company of Malawi says Mozambique attacks ‘wakeup call’, Grace Kapatuka, Nyasa Times, 21 June 2016

IMF extends Malawi loan program, adds $80 million for drought measuresReuters, 20 June 2016

Malawi-China holds investment forum, 100 Chinese investors expected, Andrew Ndhlovu, Nyasa Times, 9 June 2016

Ecama, Mejn question 5.1% GDP growth forecast, Orama Chinamulungu, The Nation, 6 June 2016

Billions being lost in illicit deals—FIU, Ntchindi Meki, The Daily Times, 3 June 2016

Malawi has not moved in 5 years—Woeste, Christopher Jimu, The Nation, 2 June 2016

Company Announcements 

Mkango Resources, Mkango Announces That It Is Acquiring New High Resolution Airborne Geophysical Data Covering Its Licences In Malawi, 22 June 2016

Irving Resources, Irving Resources Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement and Appointment of a New Director, 16 June 2016

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Announces First Day Of Dealings On Aim And Completion Of £1 Million (C$1.8 Million) Placing, 15 June 2016

Mkango Resources, Mkango Resources Announces Share Consolidation In Connection With AIM Listing And £1 Million (C$1.8 Million) Placing, 13 June 2016

Irving Resources, Irving Resources Incorporates a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary in Japan, 2 June 2016


HV Substation HSE Manager, 1 June 2016

Mining in Malawi Blog Posts

Malawi a serious mining destination, Mkango Resources CEO explains [Video], 30 June 2016

Technical File with Grain Malunga: Production Sharing Agreements – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 30 June 2016

Unanswered Questions Remain Unanswered on Oil and Gas Exploration in Malawi’s Lake and Land (PWYP Malawi Press Release, 24 June 2016), 29 June 2016

CEPA spearheads oversight role of Malawi’s mining sector – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 28 June 2016

PWYP Press Release: Malawi’s Mining Fiscal Regime – Have We Been Consulted? (21 June 2016), 27 June 2016

Lafarge Cement Malawi transforms delivery service with major investment – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 25 June 2016

Malawi EITI Study recommends transparency in Nacala Railway concession proceeds – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 24 June 2016

Study uncovers bad mining practices for Malawi communities, as Mkango Resources gets thumbs up for CSR – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 22 June 2016

Editorial: Malawi desperately needs new mines law – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 21 June 2016

World Bank financed Malawi Mining Governance and Growth Support Project, 20 June 2016

Malawi-focussed Mkango Resources starts trading on London Stock Exchange’s AIM, 16 June 2016

French-financed Geological Mapping and Minerals Assessment Project Launched in Malawi, 16 June 2016

Mining Fiscal Regime Bill to be Presented; Mining in Malawi’s State of the Nation Address and Budget Statement, 14 June 2016

Mist dogs Malawi’s Mines Bill – Mining & Trade Review (June 2016), 14 June 2016

Africa Mining Vision Communications Workshop Held in Lilongwe, Malawi, 10 June 2016

Link Roundup for Extractive Industries in Malawi: May 2016 9 June 2016

Event: Launch of the Malawi Geological Mapping and Mineral Assessment Project, Lilongwe (15 June 2016), 8 June 2016

Minister Msaka launches Malawi’s Mining Contract Negotiation Capacity Building Project, 2 June 2016

Reports and Publications

Norwegian Church Aid/Institute for Community Mobilisation & Empowerment, Report on Theatre for Development Exercise in Karonga (Eland Coal Mine), Phalombe (Mkango’s Songwe Rare Earths Project) and Ntcheu (Nyala’s Chimwadzulu Ruby Mine), 2016

World Bank, Malawi Economic Monitor, May 2016: Absorbing Shocks, Building Resilience, May 2016


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