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Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera is in negotiations with Econet Global Chairman, Strive Masiyiwa regarding access to more affordable internet. Although there is little detail available over what is being discussed, in a statement released last week, Chakwera said he had engaged with the Zimbabwean billionaire to assist in resolving his country’s “connection to the network...

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TNM has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to launch an affordable 4G KaiOS-enabled smart feature phone in Malawi. Priced at $34, the TNM Smart 4G will offer customers access to essential and popular apps such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Google Maps, YouTube and Facebook. “These devices will help people to entertain and educate themselves or have...

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Minister of Information, Gospel Kanzako has advised Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) to seriously engage mobile telecommunications companies to reduce the cost of internet data to enable more Malawians enjoy services in the communication sector. The minister said this on Monday when he toured Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority Offices in Blantyre. Kanzako said Information Communication...

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Malawi civil society organisations (CSOs) have asked the government to reduce the cost of ICT services, especially internet and mobile service, in view of the suspension of physical meetings, Nyasatimes reported. Leaders of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Youth and Society (YAS) and Rights Education Programme and Collaboration on International ICT policy...

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Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera has dissolved the board of directors managing the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and that of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), barely a week after his election. According to a statement from the office of the Chief Secretary Zangazanga Chikhosi, the action is with immediate effect. Chikhosi said Chakwera has...

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…mbora’s community Wi-Fi hubs provide affordable and reliable internet access and essential services and content to people living and working in rural areas… Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom today announced that it is providing its multi-award-winning managed VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a pioneering new social enterprise in Malawi. mbora providespeople living and working...

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The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) plans to roll out a mobile network, leveraging the Universal Services Fund (USF), to ensure at least 2G connectivity in under-serviced rural areas. According to MACRA head of universal services Emily Khamula Lungu 16% of Malawians live in areas that are under-served by mobile phone coverage of any kind....