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HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 1:30pm

A number of British-based companies will be visiting Malawi this week at the invitation of the Malawi Government to view for themselves the potential for trade and investment with Malawi. The British High Commission greatly welcomes this initiative by the Government of Malawi, and has been working with the Government to stimulate private sector interest in Malawi. This is in addition to DFID support to help create the conditions for economic growth and to improve the business environment in Malawi, including…

UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 4:10pm

The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water, sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

The Department for International Development (DFID)’s £4.1 million funding is also supporting early recovery efforts to enable people to rebuild their livelihoods which have been devastated by the floods. Justine Greening said:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Malawi due to…

Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

Posted on 03 Feb 2015 at 12:16pm

Ireland will today dispatch thousands of blankets, tents, mosquito nets, soap, jerry cans and other urgent supplies to assist families affected by the recent severe flooding in Malawi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.

58 tonnes of Irish stocks will be distributed by Irish Aid partners, Concern Universal, GOAL, Trócaire, Concern Worldwide and the Evangelical Association of Malawi. The supplies will be directed to help displaced families in the worst affected districts in the Southern Region of Malawi.

The airlifts, worth…

Speech by HE Peter Mutharika at the 69th UN General Assembly

Speech by HE Peter Mutharika at the 69th UN General Assembly

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm

Mr. President Allow me to begin by congratulating you, Mr. President on your election to preside over the 69th Session of the General Assembly, and to wish you all the success in this position. I have…

Norway grants education funding to Malawi

Norway grants education funding to Malawi

Posted on 02 Jul 2014 at 7:47pm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who’s been traveling with Foreign Minister Børge Brende in South Africa and Malawi this week, signed an agreement with officials from the UN and Malawi on Wednesday to fund schooling in Malawi. The country is among the world’s poorest, where only 35 percent of all girls and 41 percent of boys complete the eighth grade.

“Norway will contribute NOK 100 million a year to strengthen the educational sector…

£59 to use the UK Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe

£59 to use the UK Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 10:55am

From 31 March our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of our Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Lilongwe. They have subcontracted to the current supplier – FedEx – so there will be no change in the day to day management of the VAC.

The Visa Application Centre will remain at its current location at Unit 2, Teveta House, City Centre, Lilongwe. We are making the following changes to the visa service that we offer:

User Pays charges. From 31 March, there will be a charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe….

A Malawian Family missing in the UK

A Malawian Family missing in the UK

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 7:12pm

An urgent appeal has been launched after an entire family was reported missing from Nottinghamshire.

Stella Ngundende and Fred Pondelani, both aged 33, and their two children – Michaela Pondelani, three, and Tiffany Pondelani, two – have not been seen since they left their home in Commercial Road, Bulwell, on March 3.

The family are African and came to the UK from Malawi. Anyone who believes they may know where they…

How Malawi got tricked on the Sale of the presidential Jet!

How Malawi got tricked on the Sale of the presidential Jet!

Posted on 06 Mar 2014 at 12:21am

Malawi government has finally confirmed Bhonnox Group of Companies (a subsidiary of paramount group of companies) tricked them on the sale of the presidential jet.

And it has also confirmed that money realized from the controversial presidential jet didn’t reach either Treasury or the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM).

But instead the Presidential Jet was sold in the old batter type of trade.

Speaking to journalists in Lilongwe, Finance Minister Maxwell Mkwezalamba said the presidential jet was sold to Bhonnox Limited at US$15 million.

Mkwezalamba said the money was not deposited into government’s consolidated account but highest bidder Bhonnox paid directly to…

A big dream for a United Africa – 2063

A big dream for a United Africa – 2063

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 12:15pm

Agenda 2063: an e-mail from the future Presentation by Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission to the Retreat of Foreign Ministers held at Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on 24-26 January 2014.

Date: 24 January 2063 To: Kwame@iamafrican.com From: Nkosazana@cas.gov Subject: African Unity

My dear friend Kwame, Greetings to the family and friends, and good health and best wishes for 2063.

I write to you from the beautiful Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar, located on Lake Tana, as we finalize preparations for the Centenary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity, which became the African Union in 2002 and laid the foundations for what is now our Confederation of African States (CAS).

Yes, who would have thought…

A passenger train to run between Chipata and Lilongwe

A passenger train to run between Chipata and Lilongwe

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 at 9:59pm

ZAMBIA Railways Limited intends to run a passenger train between Chipata and Lilongwe District in Malawi. Presenting a paper on the Chipata-Mchinji Railway line at a business forum organised by the Rotary Club of Chipata at Luangwa House on Tuesday, ZRL regional manager for the Nacala Corridor, Moses Sipumo, said ZRL wants to increase the passenger traffic to 400, 000 people per year from the current 200, 000.

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