Despite challenges stemming from a lack of information, Malawi is one of the most promising mobile money markets in Southern Africa, due both to an enabling regulatory environment and the potential for commercial scale in a country with 15 million people.
By Kenneth Mbewe 3 Mar 2014 10:22
It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.
By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23
Gregory Gondwe, writing on BizTech Africa, says that Malawi rushing into digital migration prematurely has led to the country having to switch off the digital broadcasting network within a week.
21 Jan 2014 14:02
Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.
By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57
A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.
11 Dec 2013 09:42
In an aim to provide rural communities with internet connections at affordable cost using the identified gaps (White Spaces) in the TV UHF Band, a television white spaces (TVWS) pilot project is being run in Malawi.
4 Dec 2013 10:15
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Airtel Malawi announced late last week that it has entered into a partnership with Total, offering Malawians the option to purchase fuel, lubricants or groceries in the service shop using Airtel Money services.
20 Nov 2013 10:28
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Internet and mobile phone services were first introduced in Malawi in the late 1990's, though after
decades of flagging economic development, the impact of information and communication
technologies (ICTs) has been limited for most Malawians compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
By Gregory Gondwe 14 Oct 2013 11:02
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Malawi, on Saturday, 29 June 2013, hosted a day-long annual board meeting of directors of Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) at Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Salima. The meeting, among others, discussed issues of digital migration and the beaming of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
1 Jul 2013 12:08
The Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements.
1 Jul 2013 10:54
Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in countries across Asia and Africa has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which will further ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling.
6 May 2013 10:10
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.
11 Feb 2013 10:54
As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, The ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching an initiative to make sure the world's poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.
31 Jan 2013 10:34
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
Once again Malawi finds itself in a tight spot. A food crisis set off by erratic rains, rising food prices and economic hardships is slowly unfolding. Sadly and unexpectedly, Malawi has lost its hard-earned status as an agricultural success story. Many are now wondering what went wrong and whether there could be lessons for other African countries.
By Masimba Tafirenyika 18 Dec 2012 10:56
The Ministry of Information and Civic Education which is implementing digital migration in Malawi has demanded extra resources from government to ensure that by 31 December 2013 Malawi has shifted from analogue to digital.
By Gregory Gondwe 26 Nov 2012 10:22
Times Group Limited has said it will engage another gear in its media pioneering role in Malawi when in the next 18 months it is going to introduce the first independent national television station.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:57
Malawi government on Friday asked graduating students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) to be innovative and to try self-employment instead of waiting on Malawi's small media industry to take them on board.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:33
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:59
Malawi will host the seventh annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) from 17-18 November 2012 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. This year's theme "I am African" is in tune with the African Union's (AU) new campaign launch encouraging participation in the global initiative.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:14
Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has made a bold move by purchasing a brand new 'Hong Hwa 'Newsfaster' Web Offset Press', a printing machine that has given room to more newspaper business innovations set to transform the newspaper industry in Malawi to stand shoulder to shoulder with the global standards.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 12 Nov 2012 11:17
An American multimedia expert has been training with media practitioners in Malawi in social media, earning himself praise from the local media fraternity which describes the undertaking as very enlightening.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Nov 2012 11:09
The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 5 Nov 2012 10:10
The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012 16:05
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