Malawi, Tanzania lake wrangle talks stall

Malawi and Tanzania talks over the dispute of Lake Malawi have stalled for two years now as the two border countries awaits the mediation team headed by Mozambique former president Joachim Chissano to set the date.

Rejoice Chaponda Shumba:  Malawi ready for talks

Spokesperson for the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Rejoice Chaponda Shumba said the two countries are just waiting for the mediation team to set the date for the talks.

“We are all ready. What we are waiting for is for the retired former heads of state who are heading the talks to set the date. After that, we will go for the talks,” said Shumba.

Last year, Malawi and Tanzania led by their respective presidents failed to agree and Malawi decided to take up the matter to the International Court of Justice.

Lilongwe says the whole Lake Malawi belongs to Malawi whilst Dodoma claims part of the lake and the dispute nearly came out of hand in 2013 when Tanzania stationed its marine on the lake and chased away Malawian fishermen.

The issue came to light after the discovery of oil in the lake.

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Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Muswahili Mambo Sana

This guy we have this time is busy stealing while during campaign time in 2014 he was busy telling Malawians that once he was to be the president of Malawi it was not an issue which needs discussion because Lake Malawi belongs to Malawi, this time he is afraid of even approaching John Pombe Mangufuli because the Tanzanian president is of not of Peter who is a thief class .

NKhalamba Zokuba
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NKhalamba Zokuba

Basi siyani, azamalizitsa chilima

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YOU THIEVES AND LOOTERS OF MALAWI LEAVE OIL DRILLING IN LAKE MALAWI ALONE. LET BOTH TANZANIANS AND MALAWIANS ENJOY FISHING LIKE THEY USED TO DO. LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO KARONGA PEOPLE WITH THE MINING. RIVERS HAVE BEEN POLLUTED WITH URANIUM AND MORE PEOPLE WILL HAVE CANCER. NOW THEY WANT TO KILL ALL THE FISHES IN LAKE MALAWI FOR THE FEW TUMMIES. NYIKA PEOPLE MUST SUPPORT TANZANIA THAT NO OIL DRILLING IN LAKE MALAWI.

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