The Daily Times (Malawi)

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The Daily Times
PublisherBlantyre Newspapers Limited
EditorBrian Ligomeka
Founded1895; 124 years ago (1895)
HeadquartersBlantyre, Malawi
Sister newspapersMalawi News (weekly, published on Saturday);
Sunday Times (weekly, published on Sunday);
The Weekend Times (Friday afternoon tabloid)

The Daily Times is a daily newspaper published in Blantyre, Malawi. It is the oldest newspaper in the country, founded as the monthly Central African Planter in 1895. Around 1900 the title Central African Times was adopted, and weekly publication. Later the title was changed again, to Nyasaland Times.[1] With Malawian independence in 1964 it became simply The Times (then published bi-weekly), and finally the Daily Times in 1972.

The publisher is Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL), a subsidiary of Blantyre Printing & Publishing Company Ltd., which publishes four sister newspapers: The Daily Times (Monday-Friday), and the weeklies The Weekend Times (Friday afternoon), Malawi News (Saturday), and Sunday Times (Sunday).

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  1. ^ Kevin Shillington (ed.), Encyclopedia of African History, vol. 1 (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005), p. 723.

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