TNM await decision from potential partners
TNM await decision from potential partners

Shareholders of Telecoms Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), one of Malawi's two mobile phone companies, await a decision on the mobile service provider after it received an expression of interest from a potential strategic equity partner.

By Gregory Gondwe 5 Oct 2011

Gregory Gondwe
Old Mutual Unit Trust Company launches

BLANTYRE, MALAWI: Last week Thusday, 29 September 2011 was a special day for local investors when Old Mutual Malawi launched its new subsidiary company, Old Mutual Unit Trust Company.

By Gregory Gondwe 5 Oct 2011

Gregory Gondwe
Media defender demands damage claims from journo

Collins Mtika, the deputy president of Journalists Union of Malawi (JUMA), a body mandated to protect media practitioners, has threatened to take a journalist working for Nation Publications Limited (NPL) to court if the company does not pay him K2m in damages.

By Gregory Gondwe 5 Oct 2011

Malawi hit by counterfeit money
Malawi hit by counterfeit money

Malawi's central bank has issued a warning to the country after being severely hit by counterfeit notes of its biggest bill of 500 kwacha, a situation the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) governor Dr. Perks Ligoya has described as undermining the integrity of the national currency.

By Gregory Gondwe 30 Sep 2011

Gregory Gondwe
Fired Malawian radio journo gets death threats

Joseph Mwale, the radio journalist fired for allegedly publicising a recorded audio interview with Peter Mutharika, Malawi's foreign affairs and international cooperation minister and brother to President Bingu wa Mutharika, is said to be receiving death threats.

By Gregory Gondwe 30 Sep 2011

Christopher Bauti
Journos train to report on non-communicable diseases

Thirty journalists from across Malawi grouped together in Salima where they are undergoing training in reporting on diabetes and non-communicable diseases (NCD).

By Gregory Gondwe 26 Sep 2011

Gregory Gondwe
[Highway Africa 2011] Making the media work with the civil society

A meeting of senior media gurus from five African countries, took place on Saturday 17 September 2011 at the Highway Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, agreed to disagree on whether the media needs to be bed fellows with civil society to achieve either parts' objectives or not.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Sep 2011

Malawi: Human rights body seeks court protection from MBC
Malawi: Human rights body seeks court protection from MBC

The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), an umbrella of over 90 civil society organisations, has sought court protection from the state-controlled broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which is said to be attacking the body and its chairperson, Undule Mwakasungula.

By Gregory Gondwe 4 Apr 2011

Mining to become main FDI source - World Bank
Mining to become main FDI source - World Bank

The World Bank has projected that minerals would become one of Malawi's main sources of foreign direct investment and generate up to 25% of export earnings in the next few years.

By Gregory Gondwe 4 Apr 2011

Court battle over repressive media law begins
Court battle over repressive media law begins

The High Court in Blantyre on Tuesday, 29 March 2011, started hearing the case where a newly enacted piece of legislation that empowers a cabinet minister to ban any publication viewed against public interest is being challenged.

By Gregory Gondwe 31 Mar 2011

Malawian cotton farmers ecstatic over high prices
Malawian cotton farmers ecstatic over high prices

LILONGWE: An ardent listener to the radio, small-scale cotton farmer Mercy Kaduya from Chikhwawa in Nsanje in southern Malawi has just heard an item during the international news segment that cotton prices have hit a record high on the international market.

By Claire Ngozo 30 Mar 2011

Gender Justice and Local Government summit in Johannesburg
Gender Justice and Local Government summit in Johannesburg

The second annual Gender Justice and Local Government summit will take place in Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni from 28-30 March 2011. More than 265 participants from ten Southern African countries are expected to attend the event, which showcases examples of local efforts to end gender violence and empower women across Southern Africa.

29 Mar 2011

PR Worx wins IABC African Gold Quill
PR Worx wins IABC African Gold Quill

In the media relations category of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) African Gold Quill Awards, PR Worx won for its Anglo American's CSI publicity activities. It received the highest publicity category score in Africa, after the first tier of judging, so the entry will be submitted to the second round of international adjudication in the US.

28 Mar 2011

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