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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Apr 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The site of Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam is located near active fault lines, making it highly susceptible to seismic activity and putting the entire Mekong ecosystem in danger, according to a Thai geologist. Dr. Punya Charusiri of
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 Mar 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Laos’s plan to construct another dam on the Mekong River does not include measures to reduce impacts on those living downstream, according to international environmental watchdog WWF. WWF reviewed research commissioned last year by
  • 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

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