Malawi published its first EITI Report for 2014/2015 in April 2017. The mining sector in Malawi accounts for less than 1% of the country’s GDP and about 1% of government revenue, but developing the sector has become a government priority. The petroleum sector is at exploration stage. Continue reading
The inauguration on Friday of the coal terminal at the port of Nacala-a-Velha and the railway line to transport ore mined at Moatize is expected to increase exports and even make coal the main product exported by Mozambique, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reported recently. Continue reading
The coal terminal at the port of Nacala-a-Velha, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, will officially start operating on Friday, marking a new phase in the process of transportation and export of coal mined in Moatize, Tete province, the northern logistics corridor company CLN. Continue reading
SacOil has announced that an eight month extension of the current licence term of onshore licence, Block 1 – located in the northern part of Malawi – has been granted with the expiry date now confirmed as 12 August 2017.
To date, SacOil, as operator, is in the process of finalising the environmental and social impact assessments as well as the evaluation and processing of the countrywide gravity and magnetic data over Block 1. In addition, SacOil is in the process of performing a desktop study on the area, which is yielding encouraging results.
The extension allows to SacOil to complete its work program for the licence, which includes the acquisition of infill gravity and magnetic data and completing geological field work over the licence.(source: SacOil)
Young Kennedy is astonished. His face lights up in the single room in the straw-thatched house. So does the book he is reading with his friend, Nellie. The two excited nine-year-olds from the village of Gumbi in western Malawi have just done what about 600 million others in sub-Saharan Africa have never been able to do – switch on an electric light in their homes to read a book in the dark. Continue reading
Uranium miner Paladin Energy has slammed reports by non-government organisations (NGOs) in Malawi, implying that the company had begun discharging waste materials from the Kayelekera mine into the local river system. Paladin officially ceased uranium production at Kayelekera in May last year, placing the mine on care and maintenance. Mining operations were suspended in February, but ore processing continued. Continue reading
The feasibility studies for the Project for Regional Development of Energy Transport between the Centre and the South (CESUL) in Mozambique are almost complete and are due for submission in the first few months of 2015, said a source from the Norwegian Embassy in Maputo, quoted by Macauhub. Continue reading