Mutharika dates Tanzania’s Magufuli at UN as Lake Malawi border dispute rages on

Government says it has asked the Tanzanian government to facilitate the meeting of President Peter Mutharika and President John Pombe Magufuli on the sidelines of the UN meeting in New York to discuss the Lake Malawi issue which has further soured the relationship between the two countries.

President Magufuli: Tanzania claim to half the Lake Nyasa known also as Lake Malawi

President Magufuli: Tanzania claim to half the Lake Nyasa known also as Lake Malawi

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Francis Katsaira said Tanzania has released a new Lake Malawi map which shows the east African country has taken a chunk of Lake Malawi, which is potentially rich in oil and gas..

“We have already reported them to the African Union and very soon we will be reporting them to Comesa and Sadc,” he said.

Kasaira said Tanzanian authorities have threatened to beat up and arrest Malawians who will disregard the new map.

The old map, drawn up by Germany and Britain gives the whole Lake Malawi, except a small part to Malawi.

Tanzania has taken much interest in the lake after oil was discovered in the lake popularly known as lake of stars.

Katsaira said both Malawi and Tanzania were supposed not to interfere with the Lake Malawi issue as the matter was with the African Union and a mediation team.

He therefore said the government is waiting for a response from Tanzsnia on the proposal for Mutharika and Magofuli to meet inorder to iron out the misunderstanding over the lake.

Malawi disputes Tanzania’s claim to half the lake – Africa’s third biggest.

It has accused Tanzania of raising tension by allegedly intimidating Malawian fishermen on the lake.

Malawi awarded oil exploration licences to firms to search for oil in the lake, which Tanzania calls Lake Nyasa.

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Issakwisa
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Issakwisa
11 days 18 hours ago

I am afraid this is going to be another annexation of Malawi by the Government of Tanzania

MALAWIANS iN DIASPORA
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MALAWIANS iN DIASPORA
12 days 13 hours ago
TANZANIAN BROTHERS,On behalf of Pan-Africanist Malawians,we extend our profound gratitudes for keeping thousands of Malawians in your country myriad of them without legal status.Right now the government of Malawi is demanding Lake Nyasa/Lake Malawi as its lake and that Tanzania has no rights to part of the Lake.Tanzanians,you might remember the former invidious tyrant and an imperialist dupe Hastings Banda ,claimed the lake,and parts of mainland areas such as Iringa,Njombe,Mbamba Bay,Songea,Mbeya,Tukuyu and Kyela and furthermore,he claimed part of Eastern/ Northern Zambia and part of Northern Mozambique.So the present damands from the current President Peter Muthalika who once lived in Tanzania… Read more »
ALFRED FUTEH
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11 days 23 hours ago
It’s misfortune for our Malawi contemporary leaders of the 21st Century to have colonial minds of taking a piece of land of another country. It is now the time to think as neighbor Africans to the natural resources given by God in Lake Nyasa for the benefit of the two countries instead of thinking utopia. We are living at a time mostly guided by law and in this case international law for the case of Lake Nyasa issue. Are Malawians happy to border Tanzania at the Livingstone ranges in Tanzania and border half way in the lake with Mozambique? We… Read more »
The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
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The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
12 days 16 hours ago

Just arrest any fucking Tanzanians trying to enforce their “law” on Malawians

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
12 days 16 hours ago
Malawians you are a misguided lot and your so-called leaders are shortsighted.The Lake Nyasa has been there for billions of years created by the Supreme being.He did not creat it for a certain people or nation,but for his human beings.There is Lake Vitoria that is shared with Tanzania,Uganda and Kenya,citizens of these three countries have lived together in peace for thousands of years peacefully and each State claims ownership of part of the lake.As far as Lake Nyasa is concerned,it belongs to also three nations: Malawi,Tanzania and Mozambique astonishingly,Muthalika having totally failed to run the country,he has hatched up the… Read more »
Mgift
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12 days 18 hours ago

what wll Pita discuss with mskufuli? the lake ? no need for that mukunyengerera chan? Nanunso awuzeni chabe kuti siyawo ngatickuli kuweka zisweke.

Pax Romana
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Pax Romana
12 days 23 hours ago

Kwanunkha Osati kulimbana ndi anthu amakala.muyambepo kupukuta agogodera anuwo

prof. Odiyayo
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prof. Odiyayo
13 days 3 hours ago

Tanzania should stop the madness that Arab countries did to Israel. If Magufuli continues with this madness will make Tanganyika part of Malawi by 2017. I will personally teach him what Israel taught Arab countries.

ALFRED FUTEH
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11 days 18 hours ago

Has Malawi ever been in war? Is the issue paramount for the two friendly countries members of SADC and COMESA enter into conflict? Remember, relationship between Nyasa people in Tanzania and Malawi is more strong than thinking of a war. Many Malawians stayed and worked in Tanzania than vice versa. When in Tanzania Malawians feel more freedom than those going to South Africa, Mozambique or Zimbabwe. We should not break this relationship.

Paul William
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Paul William
12 days 2 hours ago

YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! FOR YOUR INFORMATION TANZANIANS ARMY ARE SO STRONG ENOUGH TO PUT YOU IN OUR TROUSER’S POCKETS.

HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?
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HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?
11 days 23 hours ago

Paul William, what? strong? Ask about imperical evidence.

Dume
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Dume
12 days 18 hours ago

Your dreams will never come true,.,.!

Karrim
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Karrim
13 days 3 hours ago

allan, if International Treaties on Water bodies bordering two sovereign nations are as clear as u insinuate, what’s the basis for the current disagreement? Should we believe you (hence) that Malawians handling the matter are ignorant of ua seemingly obvious reasoning?

kezi
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kezi
13 days 3 hours ago

We and the whole world and God is watching your actions Tanzania. Your actions are not peaceful. Think twice and regain your senses!!!

Melisa
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Melisa
13 days 6 hours ago

Is Tanzania claim half of the lake. Mind the way you write. Be accurate.

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