The Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe have reviewed and added products to their Common List which will be traded between the two countries using the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR).
UbuntuNet Alliance has signed a contract agreement with the Government of Malawi to provide affordable, fast and dedicated Internet connectivity and other research and education networking tools and services.
UNICEF announces the opening of the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi, to promote the use of drones in programmes and services that will impact the lives of children and young people.
Airtel Malawi plans to raise $37.5 million (Rs267 crore) from an initial share sale, even as the parent Bharti Airtel prepares for a $3 billion fund raising exercise to pay of thousands of crores of statutory dues in India.
One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD.
Telecommunications and mobile services provider Airtel Africa has announced the intention to undertake an initial public offering of its local business, Airtel Malawi plc.
[Malawi] World Bank economic analysis urges for more investments in nutrition for stronger human capital
Malawi’s high levels of stunting and under-nutrition have led to estimated losses of $597 million per year due to increased healthcare costs and lower labor productivity and will continue to lead to lower wages and lost economic output in the future.
The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) has approved US$310 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) concluded a two-day workshop for its pilot phase of Quality Infrastructure for Trade Facilitation (QI4TF) e-tool in Tanzania.
Malawi receives $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management project
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi.
Malawi’s national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
Malawi’s national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness.
Clinton Foundation, AIF extend partnership to reduce hunger, support livelihoods in Malawi and Rwanda
The Clinton Foundation announced an expansion of its partnership with AIF to help source soybeans from farmers in Malawi that supports farmers’ livelihoods, strengthens local agricultural economies, and makes progress toward Zero Hunger.
Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice weekly service to the city of Beira in central Mozambique via Malawi effective September 3, 2019.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi is deeply concerned about the worsening food situation for approximately 40,000 refugees and asylum-seekers following a cut in the amount of food assistance they receive.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching new international mobile money services through a partnership with MFS Africa in five countries across the region.
[Column] Michael Arum: Sugar industry faces exacerbated decline and extinction on proposed regulations in Kenya
Kenya’s sugar industry has many natural advantages, almost all of which have been undermined by policy and public mismanagement that has seen its productivity slump.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The Exchange or NSE) is pleased to announce the Cross Border Secondary Listing of 3,758,151,504 ordinary shares of Airtel Africa Plc on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
Regional countries are set to increase market access for their agricultural products following the commencement of a new capacity building project.
Malawian operator TNM has signed an agreement with Mukuru to enable beneficiaries of international remittances to redeem their vouchers at any TNM Mpamba agent.
Clinton Foundation, CIMMYT partner to improve access to climate-resilient maize seed in Eastern and Southern Africa
The Clinton Foundation and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are launching a partnership to improve access to and availability of climate-resilient maize varieties in Eastern and Southern Africa.
South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24 April to 24 July 2019, the airline’s operations have been affected.
Malawi has become the latest country to launch a health situation room, a software platform designed to help the government make informed decisions about policies and programmes related to health, including HIV.
Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.
Vivo Energy has announced its conclusion with Engen Holdings transaction, leading to expansion of its service station network to 8 new countries in Africa.
Standing inside his wholesale shop in Blantyre, Malawi, Asuman Mbalaga is busy checking his stock.
Catalyst Principal Partners, a Nairobi-based private equity firm has acquired three top tier mattress manufacturers in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya.
Malawi has been named a distant 10th of the top 15 African Exporters of Apparel to the United States under the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade preference programme.
Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) says there are policy alternatives that can protect borrowers from excessive interest rates instead of introducing interest rate caps.
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a US$12 million public sector loan agreement with Malawi for a project aimed at improving health and living standards for circa 125,000 people.
Rare earths exploration and development company focused on Malawi Mkango Resources Ltd., has announced that the Government of Malawi has granted a further two-year renewal.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Golomoti JCM Solar Corporation (JCM), a Malawi-registered special purpose vehicle owned by JCM Power.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries.
The Malawi Bureau of Standards has obtained the accreditation of its testing laboratories through the technical assistance provided by UNIDO and UNDP.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch has marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at a ceremony to commemorate the official hand-over.
Malawi is the latest beneficiary of two regional integration projects expected to spur the leather and textile industry in the country. These are: a state of the art Leather Design Studio and a Garments and Textiles Incubation Center.
The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$15 million grant from the African Development Fund for a water supply and sanitation project in Malawi, expected to provide jobs and boost the livelihoods of nearly 300,000 people.
Through the African Development Fund’s recent envelope of financial instruments, Malawi has received US$14 million for scholarships and infrastructure for its Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) program.
The IMF team reached a staff-level agreement with the authorities of Malawi on the completion of the first review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which is subject to the approval of the IMF Executive Board.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has signed public sector loan agreements with Côte d’Ivoire and Malawi to help boost socio-economic development and living standards.
58,500 smallholders in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia will benefit from outgrower programmes backed by AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit , with farmer incomes set to collectively increase by $8.8 million per year.
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program have announced a $4 million loan to support the expansion of Global Tea & Commodities and its subsidiaries.
COMESA has successfully launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project, a women economic empowerment initiative, in Malawi.
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
Exploration company has announced the start of a diamond drilling programme at the Songwe Hill Rare Earths Project in Malawi.
The Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement project supported under the COMESA RISM programme has procured equipment worth €320,710 for the setting up of a leather design studio to be based in the city of Blantyre.
Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative, R4.
Malawi’s six-year maize export ban increased consumption by 6 percent, achieving its objective of increased food security, measured narrowly in terms of availability of maize at lower prices, in the short term according to a study by Karl Pauw et al.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved a new three-year arrangement for Malawi under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for $112.3 million.
The Republic of Malawi has become the second Southern African member country of Africa Finance Corporation, Africa's leading infrastructure development finance institution.
FINCA Malawi, the microfinance operations of FINCA Impact Finance in Malawi, and KfW, the German state-owned development bank, signed a $3.4 million long-term subordinated debt facility with a loan tenor of 8 years.
Malawi has officially launched its iGuide, an electronic investment platform developed by the Malawi Investment Trade Center (MICT) assisted by the ECA and UNCTAD acting in line with the United Nations principle of “Delivering as One”.
Half a million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a $100 million project financed by the World Bank.
[Malawi] Mkango Resources and Talaxis in deal to fund development of the Songwe Hill Rare Earth project
Mkango Resources Ltd has entered into an agreement with Talaxis Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Group Limited to fund development of the Songwe Hill Rare Earths Project in Malawi and commercialisation of new magnet technologies.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other participating co-lenders has signed agreements for the financing of the Nacala Corridor project.
Aon Plc the global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk has confirmed it has completed the sale of its shareholding in its employee benefit, insurance and reinsurance brokerage operations in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia.
The World Bank has approved $166 million to transform Malawi’s agricultural productivity through irrigation, lay the foundations for commercialization, and improve management of natural resources in the Shire Valley.
The Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement (MEPE) is set to open two cooking oil centers of excellence in Mchinji and Phalombe districts.
Five hundred COMESA Virtual Trade Facilitation System (CVTFS) kits have been supplied to the government of Malawi to support trade facilitation.
The World Bank says Malawi needs to better manage its urbanization process as this will be critical to the country’s efforts to boost resilience, reduce poverty, and achieve sustainable, inclusive growth.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four years.
Barclays has received a firm offer for one of the African operations it intends to sell.
A new $11.5m investment in Jacoma Estates has been announced by CDC, the UK's development finance institution, and AgDevCo, a social impact investor targeting sub-Saharan Africa.