Central Bank Skeptical on Use of Crypto-currency

Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor, Dr. Dalitso Kabambe, says the country is not ready to embrace use of cryptocurrencies as an acceptable medium of exchange or legal tender.

Spanners in AfCFTA Agreement

Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to commence January 2020 but expert opinion suggests there are obstacles that stand in the way of successful operationalization of the historic agreement by African Heads of State.

Vison 2020 in Still Birth

One of the architects of Vision 2020, Professor Adamson Muula, says failure of implementation of the vision is as a result of government failure to adhere to the plan.

Transporters reject proposal for truckers’ perks

Back to square one; The Transporters Association of Malawi has thrown out a government proposal of K100, 000.00 as minimum monthly salary for truck drivers, the proposal which quelled an unprecedented truck drivers’ protest.

Malawi Land Management Rot under Microscope

The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament says there appears to be more rot in the management of public land in the country’s cities besides alleged sale of Livimbo School.

Trade Agreements ‘costly’ for Malawi

Dr. Moses Tekere, Director of Trade and Development Studies Centres in Zimbabwe says Malawi could lose eight billion Kwacha (approximately 11 million US Dollars) of its total revenue, after ratifying the Tripartite Free Trade Area TFA and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area ACFTA agreements.

Ultra poor not reached with public safety net programs

SOS Children's Village says close to 7 million ultra poor people are not being reached by government safety net programs hence failing to provide for children in their families.

ACB explains K145M police-ration-case delays

Close to one year after the Lilongwe Magistrate Court committed the controversial 145 million Kwacha Police Food Ration Corruption case to High Court, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is yet to file disclosure of evidence documents with defence lawyers for commencement of trial.

Taps run dry at Dedza health facilities for years

Three public health centres in Dedza, a district in Malawi, are operating without potable water a development that chiefs and villagers there says is worrisome and disappointing.

Livimbo School Saga: Government in a Fix

On Tuesday November 12 2019, parliamentarian for Lilongwe City South West, Nancy Tembo capitol city of Malawi, stunned the nation when she suggested that a plot on which a very old school stands in Lilongwe could be on sale to business entities.

Human Rights on Protection of Elderly, Children after ConCourt Judgement

Human rights activists said campaigners need to utilize the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in sensitizing families to protect the elderly and children in the aftermath of the presidential election case.

Heat Wave: Farmers Slowly Losing Hope

Since early and mid-October some parts of the country have been receiving first rains, with some farmers planting maize.

Dowa District Council Suspends Mining Activities

Authorities in Dowa have suspended all mining and exploration activities that are currently taking place in the district until proper procedures are followed.

100,000 Students Graduate from Free Christian College

In a historic move, over 100,000 students based in Southern Africa recently joined tens of thousands of students from other countries in graduating from Religious Studies, thanks to the Zion Christian Mission Center

Debate on the “Digital SADC” Dream

Come 2027, the SADC region may truly earn itself the title “Digital SADC” if plans to improve the sector currently being outlined in the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan ICT Sector Plan are implemented.

Inequality Worse than Poverty in Malawi - Analyst

A professor in economics says only when Malawi addresses her glaring inequality crisis will efforts to reduce poverty yield results.

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