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Malawi to benefit from global oil price drop

  Malawi is expected to continue benefiting from tumbling global crude oil price in 2016 as the situation will likely result into stability and possibly subsequent reduction in the local pump prices. Department of Energy Affairs spokesperson Joseph Kalowekamo expressed the optimism in an interview yesterday when asked to react to a latest Commodity Markets…

APM spits fire

  President Peter Mutharika on Thursday launched a spirited defence of his administration, particularly over what he sees as unfounded accusations of a bloated entourage to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Infuriated by accusations that he and members of his administration blow millions of taxpayers’ money on travel in form of allowances, for example,…

US ambassador swears in GHSP volunteers

United State of America (USA) ambassador Virginia Palmer, on Tuesday, presided over the swearing-in ceremony of nine Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) volunteers who comprise specialists in internal medicine obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, public health, adult medicine/surgery, and pediatrics.   At the ceremony, which took place in Lilongwe, Palmer also welcomed back two others who…

US cautions Malawi on health budget

United States of America (USA) Ambassador Virginia Palmer has urged Malawi to make bold decisions to ensure that the health sector does not suffer due to shortage of funding. Speaking in an interview after touring HIV and Aids facilities at Mzuzu Central Hospital (MCH) yesterday, Palmer said she noted that government has allocated little money…

IMF team in town, tackle economy woes

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington DC, USA, is in Malawi for two weeks to hold a series of discussions with various stakeholders on the economy. During its tour, the team will meet government officials, representatives of the business community, civil society organisations and Malawi’s development partners on recent macroeconomic…

APM proposed federalism in 2006

In an interesting turn to the federalism debate, The Nation has established that President Peter Mutharika publicly proposed federalism and proportional representation in the country eight years ago as “two possible ways of addressing concerns about regional marginalisation”. This is in sharp contrast to public statements the President has been making, a case in point…

Malawi explores US market for tobacco

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has asked the US-based Universal Leaf Tobacco Company (ULTC) to lobby their government through Congress to allow Malawi tobacco access the US market. Mutharika made the request to ULTC board chairperson George Freeman during a meeting they held with their respective officials in the US financial capital, New York. Majority shareholder…

US to continue funding Malawian entrepreneurs

Tradeline Corporation chief executive officer Calvin Kamchacha says the United States African Development Foundation (Usadf) will continue providing grants to various African communities and businesses as one way of ending poverty and bringing a positive impact in the communities. Tradeline Corporation has partnered with Usadf to provide technical assistance to all recipients of Usadf grants…