Malawi refers lake border dispute with Tanzania to UN

Malawi has formally protested to the international community including United Nations (UN), government has confirmed.

Shumba: Tanzanis act of provocation taken to UN

Shumba: Tanzanis act of provocation taken to UN

President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli: His country claiming portion of Lake Malawi:

President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli: His country claiming portion of Lake Malawi:

The border of Lake Malawi , which is potentially rich in oil and gas, is a subject of conflict between Malawi and  ith Tanzania .

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

Tanzania is promoting a new map showing that the east African country owns part of the Lake Malawi.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation has advised international community to disregard Tanzania’s new map.

“Malawi government would not have just remained silent  because that would mean acknowledgeing the purported new map,” said spokespeeson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation.

The neighbours have disagreed over their border since independence, and report that the lake had vast oil and gas reserves has reignited the ongoing dispute over the boundaries on Lake Malawi.

Malawi has awarded oil exploration licences to international firms such as Hamra Oil of United Arab Emirates to search for oil in the lake, which Tanzania calls Lake Nyasa.

Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa has advised the officials to disregard the “half truth”s by Tanzania by rejecting use of any document bearing such misinformation.

“Malawi will never, and has never, at any time, acquiesced to Tanzania’s unwarranted and unjustified territorial claims,” Mkondiwa said.

Mkondiwa added:“Malawi government would like to call upon all officials in government ministries,  departments, and agencies to be alert on this matter and to continue rejecting and refusing to use all such maps appearing in any form or media including calendars, diaries, official documentation or other documents for any purpose or business.”

Meanwhile, Malawi wants the international community, including the UN to resolve the dispute.

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Mhaliki
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Mighty Tanzania shall take over whole of Malawi by 2050. (Its a secret, don’t kiss and tell). We are coming!

Denis Mbepera
Guest

What If Tanzanian decide to redirect the Rivers that feed lake Nyasa and create its own man made lake , do you think the River will exist any more? TANZANIANS ARE KEEPING THE LAKE BY NOT CUTTING TREES TO ALLOW RIVERS FLOW TO LAKE NYASA. MAKING IT AHALF IS AN OBVIOUS DEAL.

zebron Henry Banda
Guest

if tanzania wants to make any claims to lake malawi,that will only mean one thing: the second partition of Africa by “I don’t know”. these boundaries were done by colonialists and,not by africans themselves. Ta
tanzania’s claim is plain stupid and dangerous to all african countries who accepted those boundaries unwillingly though settled for such for peaceful sake. they have gone bananas. deport their people as well.

Joseph Kambarage
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Tanzania haitakubai inchi kama Malawi kuchokoza Lake Nyasa. Whoever will dare to attack Tanzania will see how both Lilongwe, Blantyre and other towns will fail down in one day. Be careful

Ken Zuma Nyirenda
Guest

Lets just leave this lake to the Tanzanian may be we can also benefit from them, we Malawi must bussy with politic, we are tired of hearing that our lake has fuel & gas until when

chitutu phiri
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NKHANI YILI APA NDIYAKUTI A BOMA MWANYANYA KUBA,MULIBIZE KUBA NDALAMA ZA BOMA MMALO MOTI INUSO MUKHALE BIZE KUPANGA INVEST MU MILITARYEQUIPMENTS.AZANU AZIWA KUTI MULIBE KALIKONSE.TAONANI TANZANIA POMPA POMPA APA IMALONJA MA HELICOPITER OPANGA OKHA PAMENE TIKADALI NDI OMWE AJA AKAMUZU.

warrior
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nyasa times chithunzi cha mkaziyo mudachitenga bumbu litanyawa chani? kukamwa ngati wadzadza ndi nyere choncho mkaziyo, atolankhani ndi chifukwa chani mumakhala odolola zimakhala ziwanda kapena uhule, mumudziwe yesu wa ku nazarette

nancy
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You are such an idiot

Nankununkha
Guest

If the so called president fails to solve problems crippling country universities, do you think he has the know-how to tackle a border wrangle of this magnitude? That’s what a country pays for electing dimwits to challenging positions

Lt. Frazer Chakhaza
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The issue about Lake Malawi border with Tanzania is non-negotiable. I am repeating, the issue about Lake Malawi border with Tanzania is non-negotiable. Why is that Tanzania is claiming its portion this time around? It’s because of weak leadership. Tanzania has noticed that we don’t have strong leadership which is stemming from failure to resolve domestic issues i.e. university fee hike, recruitment of doctors and nurses, judiciary salaries, alleged 7 rotten cabinet ministers implicated in cash gate, tractor gate, Embassy gate, etc. The best Malawi can do is to prepare for war. Government should press for an advert calling for… Read more »
Braise
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Just negotiate.We are brothers and sister in God.

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