Disasters

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  • 12 Aug 2016- 06:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka pledged this week that the country would proceed with oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa). Msaka dismissed the July 29 request by the
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UNESCO’s World Heritage Center has requested that the Malawi government suspend oil exploration in Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. The decision to act was reached at the World Heritage Convention’s 40th Session meeting in
  • 29 Jun 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi is planning to tap water from Lake Malawi for a massive irrigation project, Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda told the country’s parliament this week. The project aims to prevent food shortages like the ones the drought
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The presidents of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, on April 25th to discuss ways to address the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector in southern Africa. “Climate change is affecting
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Poor regulatory mechanisms have allowed manufacturing companies to continue polluting rivers and streams in Malawian cities, a recent study has warned. The study by Emmanuel Kaitano of the Malawi College of Health Sciences, released
  • 9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Growing urbanization in Africa means a greater need for disaster planning specific to urban areas, according to experts who participated in a disaster risk conference in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, last week. The event was organized
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Oil exploration activities could have major negative impacts on Lake Malawi, a local environmental group warned this week. The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi warned in a new report that Malawi already lacked the capacity to
  • 6 Apr 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Malawian government’s decision to issue oil exploration licenses, including some on Lake Malawi, violated the country’s Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, according to Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale. In a legal opinion
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediators have proposed a resource-sharing agreement between Malawi and Tanzania in order to resolve their dispute over Lake Malawi, saying economic integration is the solution to the
  • 30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Tests of the Sere River and other water bodies around the Kayelekera Uranium Mine following a wastewater spill back in January 2015 found no contamination, Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Dr.
  • 4 Mar 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi A survey carried out recently by Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) found that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in disaster-affected areas of the country are inadequate, raising the risk of water
  • 8 Jan 2015- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Malawian government this week denied that fish kills in the disputed Lake Malawi were the result of wastewater discharges from Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine in Karonga, a northern region district that borders Tanzania.
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) announced this week that it has resumed pumping water into its reservoirs to supply consumers in the capital. Lilongwe residents have been experiencing water shortages after a fire destroyed the
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Perth-based miner Paladin Energy has come under fire from Malawian civil society organizations and traditional and religious leaders following its decision to discharge water from the tailings dam at its Kayelekera Uranium Mine into the
  • 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

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