Malawi: Lake Dispute Affects Livelihoods


The territorial dispute that goes back five decades has been reignited by oil and gas exploration and is affecting the income of local communities.

Lake Malawi.

  • Africa:  Africa's Borders - Porous, Unprotected and Blocking Trade and Economic Development

    African Arguments, 12 February 2013

    Africa inherited its borders - they were not created by those who live within them, are divided by them or who cannot easily trade across them. The many straight lines on the map ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Tanzania Submits Report On Lake Nyasa

    Tanzania Daily News, 11 February 2013

    TANZANIA has submitted a document to the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Governments stating the country's position on the Lake Nyasa's dispute. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Border Dispute Goes to African Forum

    Tanzania Daily News, 29 December 2012

    MANY will remember the year 2012 as yet another point in time when the Lake Nyasa border dispute became a thorny issue. The historical mix-up on the legal border line had created ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Churches Cannot Solve Border Dispute - Minister

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 December 2012

    THE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe, has ruled out the possibilities of mediation on the Lake Nyasa dispute within the interested ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Chissano Asked to Mediate Over Lake Niassa

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 17 December 2012

    Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano is being approached to mediate in the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania. read more »

  • East Africa:  Who Owns Lake Nyasa?

    ThinkAfricaPress, 21 August 2012

    Oil exploration in Lake Nyasa has rekindled disputes between Malawi and Tanzania over who owns the lake. read more »

  • East Africa:  Oil Under Troubled Waters

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 21 August 2012

    There are fears that conflict might be looming between Malawi and Tanzania over the ownership of a portion of Lake Malawi - or rather of the oil reserves that are believed to lurk ... read more »

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