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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 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
  • 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

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