Malawi
  • IMF Board enables Malawi to draw US$15.4m from Extended Credit Facility
    22 november 2018 19:10:51
    Washington, US (PANA) – Malawi is now able to draw about US$ 15.4 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), after the Fund’s Executive Board on Thursday completed the first review of the country’s performance under its programme supported by a three-year arrangement. Full text...
  • Malawi giants hire ex-Zimbabwe coach, Pasuwa
    21 october 2018 00:51:44
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, have signed former Zimbabwe coach, Callisto Pasuwa, on a short-term contract. Full text...
  • UN official welcomes latest dev'ts in ‘landmark’ Malawi albinism murder case
    06 september 2018 05:20:55
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The top United Nations representative in Malawi is urging the Government to promptly prosecute those allegedly responsible for the death of a young man with albinism whose butchered body was found earlier this year. Full text...
  • IFC, partners to boost macadamia nuts production in Malawi
    05 july 2018 12:27:59
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme have announced a $4 million loan to support the expansion of Global Tea Full text...
  • Rights group says impunity fuels killings of people with albinism in Malawi
    28 june 2018 21:06:04
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - A human rights group on Thursday asked the Malawian authorities to urgently overhaul the criminal justice system to protect people with albinism, who face the persistent threat of being killed for their body parts in a country where the vast majority of these horrific crimes remain unresolved and unpunished. Full text...
  • Malawi football legend Chamangwana dies
    09 may 2018 15:04:05
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Former Malawi football coach and captain, Jack Chamangwana, died in the commercial capital Blantyre on Sunday. Full text...
  • IMF commends Malawi for macroeconomic stability, cautions over risks
    04 may 2018 18:35:53
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive directors have commended Malawian authorities for achieving macroeconomic stability, noting that economic activity in the southern Africa country has rebounded after two consecutive years of drought, driven by a recovery in agricultural production. Full text...
  • IMF approves US$112.3 million for Malawi
    01 may 2018 04:45:08
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved a new three-year arrangement for Malawi under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for SDR78.075 million (about US$112.3 million) to support the country’s economic and financial reforms. Full text...
  • Malawi youth striker Mwakilama dies in Portugal
    21 april 2018 14:01:15
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Malawian youth international footballer, Abel Mwakilama, died on Friday in Portugal of suspected cerebral malaria. Full text...
  • FIFA president salutes new Malawi football champions, "Mighty Be Forward Wanderers"
    25 december 2017 14:42:53
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - President of world soccer governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has saluted Malawi top football league champions, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, for winning the TNM Super League after 11 years of title drought. Full text...
  • Malawi’s capital gears for better water supply, sanitation
    21 december 2017 18:41:24
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Half a million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a US$100 million project financed by the World Bank. Full text...
  • Wanderers win Malawi league championship, first time in 11 years
    17 december 2017 13:27:28
    Balaka, Malawi (PANA) - Be Forward Wanderers have, for the first time in 11 years, won Malawi’s top-flight league with a game in hand after defeating Masters Security 4-1 at the Balaka Stadium on Saturday. Full text...
  • US: World leaders' action must offer hope of better future - Mutharika
    21 september 2017 09:06:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Arthur Peter Mutharika, the President of Malawi, has underscored that it is the responsibility of the current generation of world leaders to ensure that their actions offer hope of a better future to the next generation. Full text...
  • Malawi: IMF, stakeholders take stock of Malawi’s economic performance
    30 august 2017 07:09:32
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – Any future economic programme engagement for Malawi with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should focus on increasing growth and reducing poverty, while consolidating the hard-won achievement of macroeconomic stability, a high-level international stakeholders’ conference on the southern Africa country has agreed.Full text...
  • Malawi: 'Joint FIFA-FAM under-16 regional leagues yielding fruits in Malawi'
    23 august 2017 14:34:49
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says the joint FIFA-FAM under-16 regional leagues have started to bear fruits. Full text...
  • Malawi: FIFA consoles Malawi football victims
    19 july 2017 06:43:27
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - The world football governing body, FIFA, has consoled the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and victims of the tragedy that occured on Thursday, 6 July, 2017, at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi, which caused the death of eight people and injured more than 60 others.Full text...
  • Malawi: Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi
    29 june 2017 05:07:36
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – The Government of Malawi and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Full text...
  • Malawi: IMF extends US$ 26.9m credit to drought-shocked Malawi
    22 june 2017 09:23:15
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi has secured a US$26.9 million loan under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, after the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday completed its ninth and final review of the country's economic performance. Full text...
  • Malawi: AI raises red flag on new wave of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi
    13 june 2017 08:16:00
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - A new wave of killings and attacks targeting people with albinism over the past six months is being fuelled by systemic failures in Malawi’s criminal justice system which leave members of this vulnerable group at the mercy of criminal gangs, Amnesty International (AI) said on Tuesday on International Albinism Awareness Day. Full text...
  • Malawi: AfDB, partners support Songwe River Basin Programme with US$829 million
    24 may 2017 05:48:51
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed in Lilongwe, Malawi, has now given rise to a deal between Malawi and Tanzania to work together for the development of the Songwe River Basin Programme (SRBDP). Full text...
  • Congo: WHO selects Ghana, Kenya, Malawi for first malaria vaccine
    24 april 2017 16:20:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in the pilot implementation programme for the world’s first malaria vaccine beginning in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Malawi: FIFA to cover Malawi's financial expenses in CHAN, AFCON matches
    10 april 2017 14:20:34
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - FIFA will financially support Malawi in its participation in the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) and the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Full text...
  • Malawi: Malawi set on recovery path after El Niño-induced drought
    22 march 2017 18:49:35
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Solidifying the gains in macroeconomic stability, by limiting spending to available resources and safeguarding external and financial sector stability, will continue to be Malawi's key policy objectives in the near term, according to staff level understandings reached on Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the government in Lilongwe.Full text...
  • Malawi: Rights group urges Malawi to end ritual murders of people with albinism
    12 march 2017 05:04:39
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International has asked the Malawian authorities to step up action to protect people with albinism who are being targeted for ritual murders. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$69.6m for infrastructure in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique
    01 february 2017 19:51:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday announced approval of two transport sector investment risk participation in projects amounting to US $69.6 million under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF). Full text...
  • Zambia: Zambia probes alleged corruption in Zambia-Malawi maize deal
    17 january 2017 00:00:01
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Zambia has disclosed that investigations have been instituted into alleged corruption relating to the Zambia-Malawi maize deal. Full text...
  • Kenya: Rights body blames Malawi albino killing on criminal justice failures
    12 january 2017 11:06:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Malawian authorities to promptly investigate the horrific killing of a 19-year-old man with albinism in Thyolo District on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Malawi: UNICEF, Malawi to test first humanitarian drone in Africa
    16 december 2016 05:46:38
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in cooperation with the Government of Malawi, will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known as drones, for humanitarian purposes, the agency announced on Thursday. Full text...
  • US: US envoys visit Malawi to support adolescent girls
    07 december 2016 18:18:18
    New York, US (PANA) - US Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah Birx, and US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Cathy Russell will travel to Malawi from 8-10 December to explore ways to better support the health of adolescent girls. Full text...
  • Malawi: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador spotlights efforts to end child marriage
    11 october 2016 05:52:34
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Thanks to growing implementation of a law passed last year, child marriage may soon be a relic of Malawi’s past. And on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson visited the country to celebrate the achievements of UN Women, the Malawian Government, local chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having their marriages annulled. Full text...
  • UN: WFP launches smartphone app to raise funds for school meals in Malawi
    03 august 2016 19:42:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a smartphone app in drought-hit Malawi to fundraise for school meals in the country's southern district of Zomba, where El Nino-induced drought has reduced crop supplies. Full text...
  • UN: WFP offers food aid to 6.5 million people in Malawi affected by severe drought
    21 july 2016 14:29:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched what is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi, where an unprecedented El Nino-related drought has left nearly 40 per cent of the population in need of emergency assistance. Full text...
  • Malawi: Rights group asks Malawi to investigate brutal attack against albino
    20 july 2016 06:06:21
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has asked the authorities to investigate the gruesome attack last Saturday on a woman with albinism and bring those suspected of the crime to justice. Full text...
  • Kenya: AI wants discrimination against Malawian albinos tackled
    13 june 2016 12:23:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Malawian officials must live up to their promises to end violence against people with albinism and tackle discrimination against this group, Amnesty International (AI) said Monday as the world marked the International Albinism Awareness Day.Full text...
  • Malawi: Albino killing spree fuelled by ritual practices, policing failures - Amnesty Int'l
    07 june 2016 08:21:37
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - A surge in killings of people with albinism, whose body parts are used in ritual practices, has exposed a systematic failure of policing in Malawi and left this vulnerable group living in fear, Amnesty International, the human rights organisation, reveals in a new report published on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Rwanda: 2 Malawian women killed car mishap
    02 june 2016 15:27:42
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least two people, all Malawi nationals, were killed after a Rwandan military saloon car they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge on the main highway connecting Kigali to the Northern Rwanda, a police source revealed Thursday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Malawi: Rights group urges Malawi authorities to end killing spree of albinos
    06 may 2016 11:30:52
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Malawian authorities must take immediate action to stop the ritual killings of people with albinism following the discovery of two more mutilated bodies in the past week, Amnesty International said on Friday. Full text...
  • UN: UN expert says people with albinism in Malawi face 'systematic extinction'
    29 april 2016 16:23:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights expert on the rights of persons with albinism, Ms. Ikponwosa Ero, on Friday warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them as "an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done." Full text...
  • Switzerland: UN rights office expresses concern at surge in Malawi mob killings
    06 april 2016 05:51:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed concern over the increased number of mob attacks in Malawi since the beginning of this year and called on Government agencies to support police and strengthen the rule of law in the country to combat such violence. Full text...
  • Malawi: High food prices, weak kwacha fuel inflation in Malawi
    24 march 2016 09:15:50
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - An estimated 2.8 million people in Malawi remain at risk of food insecurity while the prolonged adverse effects of the El Niño-induced drought, a strengthening dollar, and lower-than-expected export receipts have hit the economy hard, a team of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reported. Full text...
  • Malawi: Southern Africa urged to build internal capacity to push industrialization process
    18 march 2016 13:49:46
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – A meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa has called on countries in the region to build internal capacity to enable them provide the necessary leadership to drive the industrialization process in the region. Full text...
  • Malawi: Govts urged to take advantage of AUC’s support to mainstream Agenda 2063
    18 march 2016 09:57:10
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – As member states of the African Union plan for the implementation of Agenda 2063, an official of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) has urged a meeting of high level government officials and experts from Southern Africa gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi, to take advantage of the African Union Commission's (AUC's) support to facilitate mainstreaming of Agenda 2063 in national frameworks. Full text...
  • Malawi: Southern African countries borrow to close budget gaps
    17 march 2016 15:28:59
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – An official with the UN Economic Commission for Africa has warned that a combination of borrowing to close the widening budget gaps and the increased foreign debt stock, caused by currency depreciation, is threatening to take Southern Africa to debt unsustainable levels. Full text...
  • Malawi: Minister sets tone for meeting on SADC industrialization strategy
    17 march 2016 11:45:11
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – Malawian Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister on Thursday set the tone for a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa, challenging the experts to depart from confining themselves to “textbook” theories but instead think “outside the box” to come up with practical solutions to implement successfully the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap.Full text...
  • Malawi: Meeting calls for cost reflective tariffs over power crisis in Southern Africa
    15 march 2016 13:29:35
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – Energy experts who were meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss the Energy Crisis in Southern Africa has implored governments in the region to introduce cost-reflective tariffs and develop mechanisms to cushion the disadvantaged from the high tariffs. Full text...
  • Malawi: Power crisis in Southern Africa, threat to SADC integration agenda
    15 march 2016 10:24:54
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – The crippling energy crisis that has affected Southern Africa region is said to be threatening the Southern African Development Community (SADC) economic bloc integration agenda as it is derailing the economic regional industrialization roadmap. Full text...
  • Malawi: Experts meet to explore ways of tackling energy crisis in Southern Africa
    14 march 2016 16:57:05
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – As Southern Africa contends with the energy crisis, governments in the region have been urged to show political will and make the bold decisions required, such as migrating to cost reflective tariffs to attract private investment in the energy sector. Full text...
  • Malawi: Southern Africa energy crisis at centre stage of ECA meeting
    14 march 2016 11:30:37
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) – The Director of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) sub-regional office of Southern Africa, Said Adejumobi, has challenged experts meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, for a meeting on the energy crisis that Southern Africa is facing by turning the challenge into an opportunity.Full text...
  • Malawi: Malawi establishes modern collateral registry system
    07 february 2016 11:06:49
    Lilongwe, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi has become the third country in sub-Saharan Africa after Ghana and Liberia to establish a modern online collateral registry system to enable businesses and individuals access loans using movable assets, according to the World Bank. Full text...
  • Kenya: Rights body calls for end to ritual killings of Albinos in Malawi
    04 february 2016 10:02:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The killing of a woman with albinism in Malawi highlights the government’s shocking failure to protect the right to life and personal security of this vulnerable minority, said Amnesty International on Thursday.Full text...

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