Gregory Gondwe
Malawi: NPL launches SMS facility

Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has launched a short message service (SMS) in order to reach out to its readers and advertisers.

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Jul 2009 10:03

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Mutharika likens Malawi economy to ‘Asian Tigers'

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika likened the run-away Malawi economy to that of the ‘Asian Tigers' of Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia in his state of the nation address when he opened the 41st parliament session on Tuesday, 23 June 2009.

By Gregory Gondwe 25 Jun 2009 10:43

African music goes digital
African music goes digital

Recordings of rarely heard traditional African music collected over a period of 50 years by music historian Hugh Tracey are now available to anyone on earth via the internet. The International Library of African Music (Ilam), based at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of digitising the music, which Tracey recorded in the southern, eastern and central regions of Africa.

By Khanyi Magubane 23 Jun 2009 10:52

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US$1.2m cigarette company to open in Malawi

In a move to add value to Malawi's green gold, the tobacco crop, a local investor has said a cigarette manufacturing company is to go full throttle into manufacturing business in two months time.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Jun 2009 12:03

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Malawi parliament sets tough media conditions

With a new parliament poised to meet for the first time today, 22 June 2009, new tough media conditions have been set up and the Media Council of Malawi has since given the new set of rules its seal of approval.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Jun 2009 11:55

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Malawi's Mutharika sticks to his guns on currency devaluation

Malawi is now ranked world second from Qatar as the fastest growing economy. To achieve this it has, to an extent, been deaf to some of the dictates from the Bretton Wood Institutions; the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

By Gregory Gondwe 15 Jun 2009 11:55

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Malawi's AGOA exports tumble

Malawi's exports to the US through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) have fallen for the last two years and government has said it will jack up its actions to improve the situation.

By Gregory Gondwe 10 Jun 2009 12:53

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Malawi's mobile phone rates highest in the region

Information Communication Association of Malawi (ICTAM) interim President Derek Lakudzala has observed that Malawi's mobile phone tariffs are too high in Malawi as compared to other countries in the region.

By Gregory Gondwe 10 Jun 2009 11:27

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Court orders police to vacate Joy Radio premises

The Magistrate Court in Blantyre yesterday, 9 June 2009, ordered the Malawi Police Service to vacate Joy FM Radio premises it has been ‘guarding' since last month.

By Gregory Gondwe 10 Jun 2009 11:01

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Malawi to identify seven wonders for tourism industry

Malawi is set to identify seven amazing wonders that will be used to promote its tourism industry, according to Access Communication Limited, a company which is developing the concept.

By Gregory Gondwe 5 Jun 2009 14:36

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi hopes to benefit from 2010 FIFA World Cup

Malawi's Director of Tourism Isaac Katopola has said the country stands a good chance to benefit from South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He said, since Malawi is only two hours and ten minutes away by air from South Africa, it could host some of the 55,000 FIFA delegates.

By Gregory Gondwe 4 Jun 2009 12:36

Big Brother Africa 4 doubles prize money
Big Brother Africa 4 doubles prize money

A new season of the reality show, Big Brother Africa will begin in September 2009, according to M-Net. Big Brother Africa: The Revolution has undergone a makeover with the prize money doubled, now standing at US$200,000. Open castings are planned for 18 cities in the 14 participating countries.

3 Jun 2009 11:36

Malawi opposition radio station still off the air

A magistrate in Malawi should allow an opposition radio station sealed by police during general elections on 19 May 2009 to reopen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also called on authorities to drop criminal charges against two station presenters.

28 May 2009 14:20

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