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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Malawi operator TNM's profit increases by 3% to K5.4bn
Malawi operator TNM's profit increases by 3% to K5.4bn

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the country's integrated mobile and internet operator, has reported an increase in net profit by 3% for 2015, the company said on Wednesday...

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Apr 2016

Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio
Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio

One of Malawi private radio stations, Star Radio has re-branded to Timveni Radio following the purchase of the financially struggling radio station by Timveni Child and Media Organizations...

By Chancy Namadzunda 3 Feb 2016

Malawi's Mutharika outraged at social media
Malawi's Mutharika outraged at social media

Malawian President Peter Mutharika's recent remarks against the country's use of social media could be an indication he is planning to regulate social media in the country, a social commentator says...

2 Feb 2016

The Women in News editors and senior journalists from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Rwandan Women in News journalists will join the programme soon.
Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...

21 Jan 2016

©Francesco Dibartolo via 123RF
Five African tech hubs you didn't know about

2015 has seen the rise of vibrant tech hubs in places even we didn't expect them. The growth of the pan-African innovation ecosystem...

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2015

Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards
Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards

Journalists from Malawi dominated the 2015 SADC Media Awards that were presented Monday at the opening of the 35th SADC Summit heads of state meeting.

By Chikondi Chimala 19 Aug 2015

Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards

The first female president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BWASA) on 3 September 2015...

9 Aug 2015

Malawi artists to benefit from Facebook video platform
Malawi artists to benefit from Facebook video platform

No one ever imagined that the battle between two multinational technology giants could directly benefit the music industry in Malawi by providing it with the platform to penetrate the global industry...

By Mike J. Kangwele 3 Aug 2015

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015

Facebook ignores Malawi
Facebook ignores Malawi

A decision by Facebook which has opened its first office in Africa suggests Malawi is not a conducive environment for stronger social network investment.

By Temweni Nga'mbi 30 Jun 2015

Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards
Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards

As a way of building interest of writing business and economic news stories among journalists and improving best services for consumers, Association of Business Journalists - ABJ is to introduce Annual Business Awards...

By Geoffrey Banda 15 Jun 2015

Malawi to meet the June 17 digital migration deadline - Minister
Malawi to meet the June 17 digital migration deadline - Minister

LILONGWE: Malawi will meet the June 17 digital migration deadline in phases with the first phase covering Mzuzu and Zomba and the remaining parts...

By Stanley Nkhondoyachepa 15 Jun 2015

Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media
Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015

Malawi: Government calls for massive awareness on digital migration
Malawi: Government calls for massive awareness on digital migration

ZOMBA: Government has emphasised the need for massive awareness on digital migration in order to provide a smooth transitioning of the initiative...

By Memory Kutengule and Sungeni Nyoni 1 Jun 2015

Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org
Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org

In a bid to promote penetration, affordability and accessibility to internet services in the country, Airtel Malawi has partnered with Facebook on its internet.org initiative...

14 May 2015

Airtel, Nexva to launch Malawi's mobile app store
Airtel, Nexva to launch Malawi's mobile app store

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Malawi, has announced a strategic partnership with neXva to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Malawi...

8 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

MRA releases Anchor Magazine
MRA releases Anchor Magazine

BLANTYRE: The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has released its Anchor Magazine to keep the nation abreast with tax issues being undertaken by the Authority...

By Joseph Mtingwi 16 Apr 2015

Government to train journalists in economic reporting
Government to train journalists in economic reporting

Government plans to train journalists in economic reporting to improve their data interpretation skills...

By Gladys Kamakanda 26 Feb 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

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