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  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIEN VANG, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry warned about the risks of climate change and the environmental consequences of China’s upriver dam building on the Mekong during his visit to Vietnam this week. Speaking to a group of students and
  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UK-based Petroleum company Surestream Ltd. is making progress in its exploration on the disputed Lake Malawi, according to local reports. A report aired on November 19 by Malawi’s prominent, privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The effort to resolve the long-standing border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania took a step forward last week when the Malawian government announced it was ready to provide mediators with a response to Tanzania’s case. Former heads
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Climate change will cause an increase in frequency and severity of storms and rising sea levels, which in turn will increase flooding risks for Bangkok, according to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) Adviser Bhichit Rattakul.
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Former heads of state in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have given Malawi and Tanzania until early October to submit positions based on one another’s documentation in their territorial dispute. The SADC is mediating
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi’s opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has vowed that if it is voted into power in next year’s general elections, it will “fully reclaim” the disputed Lake Malawi, part of which is also claimed by neighboring Tanzania. “Once
  • 16 Aug 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will not discuss the dispute between member states Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) during itsmeeting in the Malawian capital this week. “The issue of the
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The head of Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Peter Mutharika, this week criticized President Joyce Banda’s handling of the country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Speaking
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DA NANG, Vietnam The central Vietnamese city of Da Nang is facing a potential water shortage of 1 billion cubic meters during the upcoming dry season, according to government officials. The city is actually very rich in water resources, but it has
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawian human rights activist Billy Banda this week called on Malawians to hold vigils and mass demonstrations against the 15- member Southern Africa Development Corporation (SADC) if the regional bloc does not find a solution to the
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi President Joyce Banda on July 4 summoned members of the Malawian opposition to discuss, among other issues, the ongoing border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Malawian Lands and Housing Minister
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 21 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi A Malawian expert in water and sanitation issues this week advised African countries to adopt water-sharing mechanisms with their neighbors to reduce the risk of conflict. “Countries in Africa and even beyond are now more interested in

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