Apart from electricity being more expensive and that Escom is now more efficient at disconnecting non-paying and clients who have paid through a technology the body introduced but appears to have no competences to manage it, what else has changed? That Escom has miserably failed to meet the country’s energy needs is a no brainer.…

There is good news from Malawi’s money market. Local banks have started trusting each other again. This means that the lending institutions can now start trusting you and me with other people’s money, which is essentially what banks lend to firms and households. You see, when banks don’t trust each other anymore, the interbank rate—the…