Sunday 25 February 2018
(Malawi today 03/04/13)
Three former presidents from the Sadc region, including South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki, are expected to form a panel to mediate in the Lake Malawi border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania Nation Online has learnt. The revelation has come barely one week after Tanzania submitted its position on the dispute to the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Governments, which is currently being chaired by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano. In an interview on Monday, Malawi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Principal Secretary Patrick Kabambe said the forum proposed that the mediation process would be done by a panel of three former presidents comprising Chissano, Mbeki and Botswana’s Festus Mogae. Kabambe, who also confirmed that Malawi has...
( 03/04/13)
Dar es Salaam. A section of the Malawian media has intensified a war of words on the Lake Nyasa border dispute, accusing Tanzania of manipulating and lobbying the international community to sway towards its favour. In a series of editorials and reportage a section of the media has also accused Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Bernard Membe of contravening a mediation agreement by talking to the Tanzanian media on the dispute. The online Nyasa Times has been at the forefront. In a ‘special editorial’ published in its edition of last Thursday it called on Malawians to stand up to ‘defend Lake Malawi from Tanzanians’. Arguing for the respect of the Anglo-German Heligoland Treaty of 1890 that placed the lake...
( 03/04/13)
Dar es Salaam. A section of the Malawian media has intensified a war of words on the Lake Nyasa border dispute, accusing Tanzania of manipulating and lobbying the international community to sway towards its favour. In a series of editorials and reportage a section of the media has also accused Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Bernard Membe of contravening a mediation agreement by talking to the Tanzanian media on the dispute. The online Nyasa Times has been at the forefront. In a ‘special editorial’ published in its edition of last Thursday it called on Malawians to stand up to ‘defend Lake Malawi from Tanzanians’. Arguing for the respect of the Anglo-German Heligoland Treaty of 1890 that placed the lake...

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