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Lake Nyasa dispute: Malawi to hire British lawyers

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by EMT, Oct 24, 2012.

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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    Malawi Government plans to hire a team of lawyers that will include an unspecified number of British lawyers to help draft a legal paper to back her claims on Lake Malawi border dispute with neighbouring Tanzania.

    The legal paper to be drafted shall be used by Malawi in the forth-coming round table talks with Tanzania, senior government sources said.

    The sources confided in The Daily Times yesterday that the government has not yet settled for the exact number of the British lawyers to be hired, but it acknowledged that the foreign lawyers are expensive to acquire.

    In a separate interview on Monday, Solicitor General and Principal Secretary for Justice Anthony Kamanga said he would not immediately give the names of the British lawyer, but was aware of the development.

    "I can confirm that. We are in process of assembling the team. However, I can not divulge the names of the people who will make up the team," Kamanga said.

    Malawi is expected to come up with a legal opinion for use during the next round of talks with Tanzania expected to resume soon.

    Our government sources said besides the British lawyers, the Malawi legal team will also comprise the Attorney General and Justice Minister, the Solicitor General, a senior lawyer from Justice Department and a law expert from the academia.

    The talks were suspended earlier as government reacted to Tanzania's decision to issue a new map in the middle of the talks and placing of a patrol boat on the lake which allegedly chased Malawian fishermen.

    Despite assurances from Tanzania that the boat was from its fisheries department and will not interfere with Malawians, Tanzania's Prime Minister Mizenga Pinda went on to tell the BBC that Malawi and its citizens must ensure that they only concentrate on their side of the lake during fishing and oil exploration activities.

    Recently, Lilongwe also announced it will be taking the wrangle to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

    Tanzania is reported in the media to have requested for further talks on the border issue.

    Meanwhile, Malawi Government has insisted it will do everything within its powers to defend its territorial boundaries that were duly laid down at the time when country gained independence in 1964.

    A Malawi News Agency report quotes Minister of Defence Ken Kandodo as making the assurance in Kasungu last Thursday.

    Kandodo said Malawians living along Lake Malawi in the border district of Karonga need not fear for their safety as the wrangle between Malawi and Tanzania over the lake rages on, saying government is ready to protect them.

    "We are ready to defend our territory. The boundaries were already duly set at the time of independence," Kandodo said.

    Malawi's border with Tanzania spans to the shores of the northern and north eastern part of Lake Malawi.

    However, Tanzania is agitating to share half of the lake at the northern tip.

    Tanzania this month surprised Malawi when it issued a new map eating into the lake, saying it marked establishment of new regions of the country, prompting Malawi to suspend talks until Tanzania clarified the issue.

    According to The Journal of African Studies published in 1973, founding Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere did not pursue the border issue further after his Malawian counterpart Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda insisted that the matter was not open for negotiations and that any decision by Tanzania to authorise demarcations on the lake would be considered as an invasion.


    Source: TZ-MALAWI BORDER WRANGLE:Govt to hire UK lawyers
     
  2. Father of All

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    Neo colonialism and hooliganism. Solve your own problems instead of giving your head a vacation.
     
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    Mfamaji haachi kutapatapa
     
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    Na Membe wetu ndo huyo wa kusaini mkataba bila kusoma,kaaazi kwelikweli
     
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    Hivi hawa mawaziri wa JK, wana matatizo gani jamani?? Tatizo ni wao au Rais dhaifu aliyewachagua??? Kila kukicha wanatutia aibu tuu huko nje ya nchi.
     
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    Aisee! hapo tutatolewa knock-out kwa lugha. Hii approach ya Wamalawi ni nzuri
     
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Are we now supposed to shake in our Rockport chukka boots?
     
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    Siku moja waziri S'bu Ndebele wa Afrika kusini naye alikuwa busy aki-refer predecessors wake as "the late" hata hivyo wote alowataja ambaye hayuko hai ni mmoja tu. Ndo Motlanthe akamsahihisha

    Kiingereza kina wenyewe. Wenyewe ni Waingereza. Good approach by Malawi
     
  9. Rapha

    Rapha Tanzanite Member

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    Malawi is gonna be a headache..
     
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    Huu ndio uhuni wa Waingereza. It is very obvious who is hiring who. Kampuni ya Waingereza ndio walipewa deal na Malawi kutafuta mafuta. Sasa wameona wajiingize kwa kuleta wanasheria toka kwao Uingereza! Hawa wazungu are treating Tanzania kwa madharau sana, kazi nyingine za kibalozi wamepeleka Nairobi meaning Tanzania ni ki-office tu sasa.
     
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    Hapa issue siyo kiingereza, ni Legal Interpretation ndiyo itakayotumika kuhalalisha mambo, ukisoamA comments za wana Nyasa kwenye Nyasa Times, wanawakashifu wa Tz kuwa hawajui kiingereza, leo imekuwaje wao wakimbilie kwa Waingereza, hii inaitwa Mfa Maji haachi kutapatapa, kumbuka kuwa, Tz haitakuwa tayari kuloachia hili ziwa!
     
  12. EMT

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    Sie twaweza kepeleka disaini ya yule naibu waziri wa elimu.
     
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    Sijui Tanzania inajiandaaje kwa swala hili. As always tutatuma politicians instead of technitians and professionals, au?
     
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    Murrah Senior Member

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    Cheka na gays and house boy uone
     
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    Tunaweza kumpeleka huyo niliyemweka kwenye signature yangu hapo chini.
    Atakachofanya ni ku-substitute "Zimbabwe" for "Malawi kumaliza mchezo.
     
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    Katika swala hili hawahitajiki wasomi saaaana! Kwani logic na common sense zinatosha! Wamalawi wameuziwa mbuzi kwenye gunia!
     
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    I still can't believe he said that kwa kweli. If i didn't get it from you ninge-doubt! And he is in charge of the National education!
     
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    Mkuu umeweka huo mfupa wa legal interpretation nikajua lawyer tunaye hapa. Hata hivyo nashanga lawyer ambaye anashindwa kuamini kwamba sheria among other things ni lugha
     
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    Logic na common sense vinaweza kutosha kwa kuelewa ukweli ulipo ila ultimately wasomi na wataalam wa haliya juu ndio wataeleza why despite the fact that it looks obvious there are "other factors to be considered". Na Tanzania isipojipanga sawa sawa inaweza ikashindwa hoja.
     
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    Ukicheka na kima utavuna mabua!
     
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