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Malawi strategises to unlock unbanked $1bn
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Malawi strategises to unlock unbanked $1bn

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Collins Mtika MUZUZ - Malawi has unveiled a three-year blueprint that seeks to incorporate about USD1.3 billion which it believes is circulating outside the formal financial…

Malawi the last country standing on national identity cards
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Malawi the last country standing on national identity cards

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Penelope Paliani Kamanga The move to give Malawians identity cards has entered its second month with only 200,000 people registered out of the ambitious move to…

Malawi sends investigators to SA to probe 250 missing passports
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Malawi sends investigators to SA to probe 250 missing passports

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Penelope Paliani Kamanga Malawi’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security has sent a team of investigators to South Africa to probe a syndicate that led…

Malawi to participate in malaria vaccine trials
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Malawi to participate in malaria vaccine trials

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Penelope Paliani Kamanga Malawi has been chosen as one of the three African countries to participate in malaria vaccination trials in 2018, the Ministry of Health in…

Zambia, Malawi sign tax deal
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Zambia, Malawi sign tax deal

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By  Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Zambia and Malawi have resolved to harmonise trade barriers that affect trade between the two neighbours through the signing of the Double…

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Malawi to build diplomatic offices to cut costs

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga The Malawi government has said it plans to acquire permanent structures in all its diplomatic missions abroad in order to cut costs. Principal Secretary…

Shakira’s honour in Zimbabwe cheers spirits of Malawians
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Shakira’s honour in Zimbabwe cheers spirits of Malawians

Staff Reporter - Apr 13, 2017

By Robson Sharuko Harare - The decision by a leading Zimbabwean newspaper to honour Malawian international midfielder Joseph “Shakira” Kamwendo as the best foreigner to grace the…

Malawi’s electoral reform plans way overdue
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Malawi’s electoral reform plans way overdue

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Jimmy Kainja LILONGWE - Malawi is set for a major overhaul of its winner-takes-all electoral system with far-reaching implications for the country, if ongoing efforts to…

Mutharika clocks 30 days in US
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Mutharika clocks 30 days in US

Staff Reporter - Oct 17, 2016

By Staff Reporter MALAWI threatened to jail anyone speculating about President Peter Mutharika’s absence this week as a perplexed nation sought answers over his whereabouts. Mutharika, thought…

IMF extends Malawi loan
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IMF extends Malawi loan

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

Harare – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of US$76.8 million to Malawi, bringing total disbursements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement to…

Kora awards postponed
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Kora awards postponed

Staff Reporter - Apr 21, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu The much-awaited Kora All Africa awards ceremony, which was supposed to be held on March 20 in Windhoek, Namibia, this year, has been postponed to…

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Malawi tests first unmanned aerial vehicle flights for HIV early infant diagnosis

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

> Southern Times Staff Writer Lilongwe- The government of Malawi and UNICEF have started testing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) to explore cost…

Easter brings back real football into spotlight
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Easter brings back real football into spotlight

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2016

By Robson Sharuko Harare- After weeks dominated by off-the-field shenanigans – including another explosion of match-fixing allegations and the suspension of a number of officials – the action…

Southern Africa wins four AMVCA awards
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Southern Africa wins four AMVCA awards

Staff Reporter - Mar 19, 2016

> Sharon Kavhu Southern African region has scooped four awards on the fourth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) which was held at Eko…

AfDB hints at scaling up Malawi’s rural economic growth project
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AfDB hints at scaling up Malawi’s rural economic growth project

Staff Reporter - Mar 14, 2016

> By Charles Mkula After touring African Development Bank (AfDB) funded infrastructure works designed to strengthen economic growth at Monkey Bay in the lakeshore district of Mangochi,…

African stocks in red zone
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African stocks in red zone

Staff Reporter - Dec 04, 2015

Most African stocks on Tuesday 17 November played in the red zone. The shakers included Nigeria, Egypt, Mauritius, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The Nigerian bourse continued its bearish…