COMESA Secretariat and the Government of Malawi have signed a 3.54 million Euros agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of coordinated border management activities
Andersen Global establishes a foothold in the Malawi market through a Collaboration Agreement with Knight & Knight, bolstering its platform on the African continent and adding additional coverage in the eastern region.
[Malawi] NBS Bank launches e-commerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International
NBS Bank, a commercial bank in Malawi, launched its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed $20 million development loan agreement with Malawi to improve the livelihoods of around 1.3 million people living in rural areas.
FDH Bank signed a partnership agreement with health insurance provider Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) to simplify digital payment processes.
New economic analysis for Malawi calls for efficient public investment management to improve service delivery in water and energy
Malawi faces an infrastructure investment gap in the energy and water and sanitation sectors of approximately $332 million per year due to limited fiscal space combined with weak public investment management and inefficient State Owned Enterprises.
Telekom Networks Malawi selects Globe Teleservices as exclusive partner for International Voice and Messaging
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the telecom operator of Malawi, has chosen Globe Teleservices exclusive partner for International Voice and A2P messaging aggregation in the country.
Standard Bank, UN Women equip women farmers in South Africa and Malawi with financial literacy skills
Standard Bank and the United Nations Women (UN Women) are currently providing financial literacy training to thousands of women farmers in African key markets including Malawi and South Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa, electricity access stands at just 43%, or roughly half the global access rate. While challenges remain, COVID-19 is also revealing the importance of increasing more affordable renewables within the energy mix.
Telekom Networks Malawi selects Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack to modernize its telecommunication infrastructure
Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, has announced that its Charmed OpenStack has been selected by Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM), to modernise and virtualise its entire telecommunications infrastructure.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in this week's WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
Mukuru and WorldRemit announced a deepening of their existing partnership, with the aim to expand their collaboration for cash remittances into Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana.
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
Pearl Dairy Farms is now exporting its range of milk powder products to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
The World Bank approved an $86 million credit for the Malawi government to increase access to financial services and promote the entrepreneurship and capabilities of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Malawi.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a new contribution of €800,000 from the European Union (EU) to help provide food assistance to the most food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi.
Integrated mobile network and ICT services provider TNM Plc, has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to launch the most affordable 4G KaiOS-enabled smart feature phone in Malawi.
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
The World Bank approved a total of $157 million for the Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project composed of a $78.5 million credit and $78.5 million grant from the International Development Association.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is providing its multi-award-winning managed VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a pioneering new social enterprise in Malawi.
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges chief of whom is lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population in the country.
Malawi and Zambia recorded reduced trade flows in March and April according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on COVID 19 Impacts on Trade.
Tanzania is well-positioned to integrate into the global digital economy, thanks to its growing economy and a rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, a new UNCTAD assessment says.
The World Bank approved a $100 million grant for the Malawi Governance to Enable Service Delivery Project with the objective of strengthening Local Authorities’ institutional performance, responsiveness to citizens, and management of resources.
Phatisa Food Fund and a group of co-investors, Norfund, Mbuyu Capital and DEG have acquired Southern African integrated agricultural solutions provider, Farming and Engineering Services Limited.
Governments and development agencies need to give greater consideration to conflicting objectives of different types of smallholder farmers when promoting sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, IIED reports.
Malawi is set to benefit from the enhanced market access for its products through a new COMESA led programme known as the Prioritizing Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Investments for Market Access (P-IMA).
The World Bank approved $7 million in immediate funding to support Malawi’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic under a new Malawi COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness project.
Diet diversification and food security in Malawi are distinct challenges as most farmers are used to growing and consuming cereals, especially maize.
Corporate sustainable sourcing commitments of leading food manufacturing companies are increasing demand for voluntary sustainability standard (VSS)-compliant sugar.
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.
Nestlé Zimbabwe has appointed Eunice Ganyawu-Magwali as its new Managing Director for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
Southern Africa in throes of climate emergency, 45 million people facing hunger across the region, WFP
A record 45 million people, mostly women and children in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.
Malawi launches Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation to drive private sector participation
The newly established Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC) is now in full force to drive private sector led economic development in the country.
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.
President Peter Mutharika has officially launched the $95m Agriculture Commercialization Project (AGCOM) project in Malawi.
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.
At least 300,000 highly vulnerable Malawian families will benefit from a new US$125.4 million programme that aims to increase their productivity and strengthen their market access.
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.
Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa have learned how conservation agriculture nurtures the soil of their 2.5-acres farm in Lemu, Malawi, and helps them to better cope with regular dry spells and storm rains.
Maher Maghraby, head of the Project of African Farms Egypt has announced that the country has started to establish three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries.
The United Nations WFP welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$4.5 million from the Government of the United States that will support 217,000 people facing severe hunger in Malawi during a region-wide food crisis.
Farmers in 12 districts are expected to benefit from climate resilience technologies and new crop varieties through an additional $4.4million provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
[Malawi] EIB partners with FDH Bank to expand private sector financing, confirms new agriculture investment scheme
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and FDH Bank formally agreed their first loan agreement that will support private sector investment and open new agriculture schemes across Malawi.
A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned.
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.