Disasters

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  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a study titled “Improving Relief and Development Responses to Climate Variability: Lessons from the 2015- 2016 El Niño in
  • 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- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 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
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARONGA, Malawi Paladin Energy Limited this week denied reports that the tailings dams at its Kayerekela Uranium Mine in Karonga had flooded, polluting nearby water sources. Malawi’s Nyasa Times reported last week that the tailings dams were releasing
  • 18 Apr 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report KARONGA Nyasa Times The continuing heavy rains in Karonga have resulted in the flooding of Paladin's Kayerekela Uranium Mine tailing dams, a development that has sent shivers of apprehension among water users in the district. The dams empty into the
  • 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
  • 14 Jan 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Tanzania’s stance on ownership of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) will not change until mediators release a final report on the issue, according the country’s foreign affairs ministry. In an interview with Tanzania’s Daily
  • 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 Jul 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi Tanzania will not change its stance on ownership of Lake Malawi, a Malawian news outlet reported this week, quoting unnamed “top officials” representing Tanzania in negotiations on the territorial dispute. "Just like Malawians, we
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi Malawi needs $494 million USD to support reconstruction efforts in the wake of the floods last February that killed 176 people and damaged crops and infrastructure, President Peter Mutharika said this week. "I would like to appeal
  • 28 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARONGA, Malawi Residents and NGOs in the Karonga District in Northern Malawi have accused Paladin Energy Ltd. of deliberately endangering their lives by discharging wastewater from its Kayelekera Uranium Mine into the nearby Sere River. Acting Director

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