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
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).
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.
Mar 8, 2021

Malawi targets 80% internet connectivity by 2025

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

Rise in demand for Digital Financial Services in Malawi

Latest statistics based on Reserve Bank’s quarterly National Payment Systems report.
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.

Malawi backtracks on 1% mobile money tax

TNM, Cama among companies and organisations that lobbied government.

Malawi introduces 1% tax on mobile money transactions

Critics believe administration has changed or abandoned its original agenda.

Lack of regulation impedes Malawi's financial inclusion strategy

Country records increase in mobile money users and agents, but there is no regulation to extend reach to rural regions.
Jul 3, 2019

Malawi bemoans low number of rural mobile money agents

Consumer Association says the situation challenges the country's financial inclusion agenda.

Malawi records Q1 drop in mobile money activity

Despite an increase in the number of subscribers, claims latest Reserve Bank report.
Jan 29, 2018

Malawi toughens stance on mobile SIM card registration

Communications regulator confirms 31 March 2018 deadline.