Pac backs Cama demos

Influential quasi-religious grouping, the Public Affairs Committee (Pac), is backing the Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) on its plans to hold a second round of mass demonstrations in the country against President Joyce Banda's economic ....

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Joyce Banda sues fierce critic John Kapito

President Joyce Banda has written a letter of demands to Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) Executive Director John Kapito, demanding a retraction of his remarks that the country’s current maize scarcity is her creation or ....

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Malawi runaway inflation surges, now hovering at 40%

Malawi’s year-on-year inflation has continued its upward surge, hitting 37.9 percent in February, a 2.8 percentage point increase from 35.1 percent in January. The National Statistical Office (NSO) has attributed the overall rise in inflation ....

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Government to blame for the kwacha plunge, 7% depreciation in a week

Over-expenditure in government has been blamed for worsening the depreciation of the Malawi kwacha whose rollercoaster fall saw it slipping to a record K395 to one United States dollar yesterday in various banks in the ....

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CAMA boss Kapito backtracks on vigil

Consumer rights activists have reversed their earlier plans of holding a vigil at the statehouse after the lapse of a 21-day ultimatum they gave to the government to respond to their petition. Consumers Association of ....

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CAMA to announce next move once deadline elapses

Consumers Association of Malawi –CAMA – has said it will announce its next step once the 21 day ultimatum it gave government to address its concerns expires on Thursday, February 7. “I don’t want to ....

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Democracy won on Thursday, January 17

The fact that Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) successfully led demonstrators on the streets of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu against rising cost of goods on Thursday should be an indication to the PP government that ....

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JAN 17 Demos Petition: CAMA Warns to take Further Steps

The Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has put its foot down that it is eagerly waiting for a quick response from the Malawi Government on the petition which was presented to State President of the ....

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Malawi Central Bank powerless on managing kwacha

As the countdown to a 21 day ultimatum to the government by the country's consumers continues, the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) says it will not respond to calls by the Consumers Association of Malawi ....

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Peoples Party abusing public resources

Ruling People's Party (PP) has gone against its word and is now exploiting public resources for political interests. CAMA's Kapito was therefore on the right track in organising protests against the administration. For the three ....

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Govt, CAMA impressed with peaceful mass protests

Both government and organizers of Thursday’s mass protests in Malawi said were impressed with how peaceful and orderly the demonstrations progressed. Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu described the situation as rebirth of democracy while Consumers Association ....

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January 17 protesters deliver petition without major incidents

Malawian consumers are today protesting against high cost of living but quietly and silently unlike the previous demonstrations on July 20, 2011 that led to 20 deaths. In Lilongwe, where the police only allowed four ....

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Organising chair for Jan 17 demos resigns

The much touted and anticipated January 17 nationwide demonstrations organized by Consumer Association of Malawi (Cama) executive director John Kapito have been dealt with a great blow following the resignation of the demonstrations' organising chairperson ....

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