Charles Pensulo

Malawi adopts tech to manage elections

The electoral commission introduced 720 hand-held Electoral Management Devices, which will be utilised for voter registration, photo verification and results administration.
Charles Pensulo
Mar 14, 2024

Malawi recovers 'hijacked' passport system following cyber-attack

The system was hacked by unknown ‘mercenaries' who wanted a ransom, constituting a ‘major violation in Malawi's national security,' according to the president.

Experts offer Malawi govt help to fight hackers

President Lazarus Chakwera announced last week that hackers had taken control of the country's passport printing machinery, demanding an undisclosed payment.
Feb 26, 2024

Malawi's budget supports mobile money agents

Minister of finance said this is being done to comply with the current withholding tax rate for banks and insurance brokers, which is 1%.
Feb 16, 2024

COMESA investigates ATC, Airtel Africa

The Commission said it received a complaint alleging anti-competitive agreements between American Tower Corporation and Airtel Africa.
Feb 12, 2024

PayChangu seeks to transform Malawi payments ecosystem

The company has introduced a new solution that allows locals to make domestic and international payments with cards and mobile money.

Malawi Science University establishes AI centre

The centre aims to provide solutions to the country’s contemporary challenges which requires IT and tech solutions.
Oct 19, 2023

Malawian start-up promises to use AI to ease editorial duties

AiDitor App, which is slated to be released in November, aims to improve news text by reviewing and enhancing grammar, clarity, style, legality, and ethics.

Malawi introduces first fleet of electric vehicles

Sky Energy, an early adopter of renewable energy solutions in Malawi, is introducing electric vehicles today.
Aug 25, 2023

Malawi, Zambia partner to make internet more affordable

Malawi's communications regulator declared that the Diplomatic Data Corridor represents a big step forward for both countries.
Aug 10, 2023

MultiChoice withdrawal frightens Malawi government

Malawi says MultiChoice's withdrawal will have a crushing impact on the economy, including taxes paid to the government.
Aug 8, 2023

Malawi's Alonda connects the community to vital service providers

In a country where acceptance is slow, the Alonda platform has been hailed as transformational.
Aug 4, 2023

Musk’s Starlink launches in Malawi

Starlink says users can expect ‘typical high speed internet with brief periods of intermittent service and high latency'.