No dates yet for Mutharika, Magufuli talks over Lake Malawi dispute

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli are yet to be communicated on the proposed dates to meet and have talks on solution to Lake Malawi boundary dispute.

President Magufuli and President Mutharika: To come face to face on lake row

The High Level Mediation Team (HLMT) from Pretoria South Africa led by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano and former South African president Thabo Mbeki,  proposed that Mutharika and Magufuli should be briefed and consulted for further guidance on the resolution of the dispute.

They stated that the two heads of state should meet not more than three months from 12 July 2017, after which further directions shall be availed by the HLMT.

Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Coopertaion, Rejoice Chaponda Shumba said HLMT  will organise the dates of the meeting but that nothing has been set so far.

Malawi government has stuck to its  position  on the Lake Malawi Boundary Dispute with Tanzania, re-affirming its position that the Lake Malawi boundary is the shoreline of Lake Malawi as established by Article 1(2) of the 1890 Anglo-German Treaty and that it owns the whole lake.

Tanzania, claims it owns half of the northern area of the lake which it call it Lake Nyasa.

The oil and gas which is said to be found in the Lake Malawi have made the 50-year-old row over territory between Tanzania and Malawi more intense.

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Nganiza Muthulika
5 years ago

Its greedy from TZ side. NO shame to even pick up this now. Its that oil which Tanzanian want. Why Mozambique has asked for their part? How do u make a bourdary in the lake? . The whole Africa was divided wrong. If African want to correct boardaries it will lead to war that is what TZ want. Why can TZ Explorer oil in ocean, lake Tanganyika and Victoria. Did they wait until Malawi explored this oil? Supposing it is not much. Africans are failling to build their nations because of greednes. They still beg from West. Its a shame.… Read more »

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
5 years ago

Muthalika is wasting precious and valued time on Lake Nyasa/Lake Malawi instead of revamping and bolster the hitherto devastated national economy with present natural resources.The real truth is that,the extraction of oil from the lake,will never ever improve the country’s economy which has been destroyed beyond repair through reckless and corrupt leadership.I have time and again endeavoured to warn Muthalika of the dangers of drilling oil from the lake,but to no avail and sticks to his opportunistic ambitions.On this piece,I will try to accentuate on Nigeria as a quintessence.Nigeria is the fourth oil producing nation in the world and,regrettably,its people… Read more »

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