John Kapito

Malawi: Consumer rights boss blasts telcos over high data costs

‘Shocking that most of the companies in the country were pushing consumers to the edge by raising tariffs instead of improving internal inefficiencies’ - CAMA Executive Director.
Michael Malakata
1:40
May 13, 2022

Malawi losing MWK120m monthly to mobile fraud

Malawi is losing approximately MWK120-million monthly to mobile money fraud, according to Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
2:00
Mar 23, 2022

Malawi centralises handset registration to combat digital fraud

Industry regulator MACRA outlines plan to register mobile handsets using Central Equipment Identification Register.
1:40
Mar 8, 2021

Malawi targets 80% internet connectivity by 2025

About 14% of Malawians use the internet says the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
1:30

Rise in demand for Digital Financial Services in Malawi

Latest statistics based on Reserve Bank’s quarterly National Payment Systems report.
2:00
Nov 13, 2020

Time running out for Malawi’s operators over data bundle expiry dates

Consumer, tech organisations lobby government to intervene as regulator remains tight-lipped on the matter.
1:40
Oct 8, 2020

Malawi urged to reach rural with mobile money services

Lack of incentives, adequate information on services impacting on usage in remote regions.
2:20
Jul 21, 2020

Tax stifles mobile money growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Certain taxes on mobile money transactions have had a distortionary impact claims GSMA report.
2:20
May 26, 2020

7.9% increase in mobile banking subscribers in Malawi

Channel is most widely used, according to Central Bank report.
2:20
Feb 14, 2020

Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Country's Reserve Bank introduces new regulations finalised in October 2019.
1:20

Malawi backtracks on 1% mobile money tax

TNM, Cama among companies and organisations that lobbied government.
1:40

Malawi introduces 1% tax on mobile money transactions

Critics believe administration has changed or abandoned its original agenda.