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  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The government of Malawi has suspended oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi, over which it is currently locked in a territorial dispute with neighoring Tanzania. The move is part of a broader effort by the new to re-evaluate all
  • 5 May 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi John Chisi, the presidential candidate for Malawi’s opposition Umodzi Party, has pledged that if he wins in the May 20 general elections his government will “defend Malawi’s  boundaries” and stop “wasting time” on negotiations with
  • 9 Apr 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Davis Katsonga, head of Malawi’s opposition Chipani Cha Fuko party, has promised that his government will halt oil exploration on Lake Malawi if he is elected president in the upcoming May 20 general elections. "It's not a
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The latest round of talks between Malawi and Tanzania to resolve their dispute over Lake Malawi ended in deadlock last week. At a two-day meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, mediated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) forum
  • 19 Mar 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi SacOil, one of the firms hired by the Malawian government to search for oil in Lake Malawi, said last week that it has successfully completed its environmental assessment study on the water body. Last April, SacOil initiated a satellite
  • 14 Mar 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Malawi government is confident that discussions on its territorial dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi will resolve the issue in its favor, Foreign Affairs Minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume said this week. "We are confident
  • 6 Feb 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Recent public hearings on oil exploration on Lake Malawi reveal that most Malawians, including environmentalists and members of civil society groups, oppose the move. Participants at the hearings expressed concern that oil exploration
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Billy Banda, executive director of human rights group Malawi Watch, said this week that the people most affected by the country’s dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi should be part of the ongoing talks to resolve the issue. The
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UK-based Surestream Petroleum pledged this week to protect the environment and respect borders when it carries out oil exploration activities on Lake Malawi. Ownership of the lake is currently disputed between Malawi and Tanzania, where
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Malawian government plans to hold public hearings on an environmental and social impact assessment report by UK-based Surestream Petroleum on its proposed oil exploration on Lake Malawi. The Ministry of Environment and Climate