December, 2013

President of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda has today left on a private trip to attend prayers in Nigeria

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 3:40pm

President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda has today left the country on a private trip to attend prayers in Nigeria.

Speaking to journalists upon her departure at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Banda said this was one of her private trips that she has been taking every year for the past five years.

“Some of you may be aware that I go for prayers…

Ernst & Young’s: Malawi tops the best permorming economy in Africa

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 12:33pm

VENTURES AFRICA – That Africa is set to become the world’s economic engine in the next 10 years or during the 21st century is no doubt a well-known fact. But that almost all the 54 countries on the continent compete fiercely to be in the top position of the 5 fastest-growing economies in Africa is little known. However, it becomes evident when the names of the top performing economies on the continent changes each year.

According to auditing firm Ernst & Young’s 2013 Competitive Survey, the projected GDP growth from 2012-2017 identify Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Ethiopia and Zambia as economies that…

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.

How Malawi’s President Joyce Banda Lives Mandela’s Legacy

Posted on 17 Dec 2013 at 10:45am

(IPS) – As South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, was laid to rest at his childhood home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, Malawi’s President Joyce Banda told mourners that it was Mandela who taught her how to forgive those who tried to keep her from becoming southern Africa’s first female head of state.

Speaking at the funeral on Sunday, Dec. 15, Banda said she had been deeply moved by Mandela’s life before she had even met him. She told mourners that she had a…

Video: President Joyce Banda Speaking at Nelson Mandela’s Funeral

Posted on 15 Dec 2013 at 3:09pm

Joyce Banda praised the life of anti-apartheid fighter, “his courage, determination, love and passion for his people.”

Airtel Malawi Licence renewed for another 10 years

Posted on 09 Dec 2013 at 4:06pm

By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi

Airtel Malawi’s application for a new operating licence has been approved by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and the company has since declared that the development will unlock its new investments in the country.

MACRA has announced in statement that the renewal of the licence means that the country’s second mobile phone operator is set to get permission to operate its services for another 10 years starting…

In Memoriam, When Nelson Mandela met Hastings Kamuzu Banda

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 4:37pm

After his release from prison Nelson Mandela travelled to many countries in Africa and abroad to thank those who had supported the ANC during the years of struggle and to implore them to continue to pressurize for democratic transformation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela shakes hands with His Excellency Hastings Banda, Life President of Malawi, during talks held at the Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, Malawi. Hastings Kamuzu Banda (15 February 1898 – 25 November 1997) was the leader of Malawi (formally Nyasaland) After receiving much of his education overseas, Banda returned to home to speak against colonialism and advocate…

AfDB Provides U.S. $73.6 million to Malawi and Zambia for Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Phase IV

Posted on 05 Dec 2013 at 7:14pm
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (, approved on Tuesday, December 3 a loan of US $65.0 million and a grant of US $900,000 to Malawi, and a loan of US $7.7 million to Zambia, respectively, for a total of about US $73.6 million, for the Multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project Phase…

Malawi: Ensuring that the rural masses have access to internet services

Posted on 03 Dec 2013 at 11:05pm

The Minister of Information and Civic Education, Brown Mpinganjira has called on information and communications technology (ICT) players in the country to join hands with government in ensuring that the rural masses have access to internet services.

Mpinganjira said this in Zomba on Monday during the official commissioning ceremony of the Television White Spaces (TVWS) Pilot Project.

TVWS is a project which has been established by the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and the University of Malawi (Chancellor College’s Physics department) with an aim of providing broadband connectivity to rural Malawi at affordable cost using the identified gaps (White Spaces) in…

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Posted on 02 Dec 2013 at 4:15pm


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