Malawi, Tanzania border dispute talks fail: Africa ex-presidents to mediate


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Agree to disagree! Malawi and Tanzania on Saturday confirmed talks collapsed on the long-running border dispute over Lake Malawi, thought to sit over rich oil and gas reserves, on matters of principle.

hird-largest lake, while Tanzania says it is entitled to 50 percent of it. Lake Malawi is known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania.
Malawi government spokesman Moses Kunkuyu told Nyasa Times on Saturday in a statement that both countries have agreed "to file a request for mediation from former Heads of State from the SADC Region to be assisted by a panel of eminent jurists."

Kunkuyu said Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the two countries have agreed to file the request for mediation by 26th November 2012.

Chiume: No war


"It has further been agreed that the Former Presidents and eminent jurists should try to resolve the matter within the period between January and March 2013."

According toKunkuyu, the Malawi and Tanzania have further agreed that if the mediation was not successful, the two countries would take their case to the International Court of Justice for final determination.

No war
Malawi government has since said there will be no military action on the matter and assured Malawians that it is respecting this process "with diplomacy and good neighborliness at heart and that respecting this process, it must be stated, is in no way under representing the wishes of Malawians that the whole Lake belongs to Malawi."

"The Government is of the view that the integrity and sovereignty of Malawi comprising the vast expanse of the entire Lake Malawi cannot be violated."

And Malawian Foreign Minister Ephraim Chiume also stressed that there will be no exchange of gun fire over the lake.
"We don't believe that we can afford to go to war," Chiume is quoted to have told a news conference with his Tanzanian counterpart Bernard Membe.

Membe also assured that the matter will not escalate into war as widely feared.
"We are not going to use one bullet … This is a diplomatic crisis, which needs a diplomatic solution," Membe said.

Last year Malawi awarded oil exploration licences to UK-based Surestream Petroleum to search for oil in Lake Malawi.
In July, Tanzanian authorities asked Surestream Petroleum to postpone any planned drilling on its side of the lake. The company has not yet started to drill.
 
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We are ready for war :target::target::target::target::target::target::target:bring them on :target::target::target::target::target::target::target:
 
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On a serious note; this is the legacy of European colonialism. Its in everyone's interest, Tanzania an Malawi, that the matter is resolved diplomatically.
We've lived in harmony for a very long time and now that the old colonial masters are involved again in their "oil exploration mission" Africans have to shed blood to enrich those criminal, cruel old imperialistic slavers.

One thing I can assure Malawians is that, once we become enemies we will remain enemies for very long time and its not the british who will suffer from this,its mostly Malawians and to some extent Tanzanians.
 
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Tangu lini mazungumzo yakafanikiwa kwa pande mbili kila moja ikienda kwa lengo la kushinda? Tanzania haiko tayari mpaka upite mwambaoni na Malawi hawataki kuliachia ziwa na mwisho wa siku itakuwa kama ule mpango wa Koffi Anan wa kuwapatanisha waasi na Serikali kule Syria. Kwa kuwa kila upande haukuwa tayari kukubali, ilibidi aondoke na vita pekee ndiyo itatoa mshindi.
 
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Jamani wapeni tu Malawi hilo ziwa. Manake hata kama kuna mafuta hakuna faida yoyote ya kuwa nayo sababu watafaidika wachache tu
 
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The term "No War" is a contradiction in terms after careful analysis of statements in color.


And Malawian Foreign Minister Ephraim Chiume also stressed that there will be no exchange of gun fire over the lake.
“We don’t believe that we can afford to go to war,” Chiume is quoted to have told a news conference with his Tanzanian counterpart Bernard Membe.
Membe also assured that the matter will not escalate into war as widely feared.
“We are not going to use one bullet … This is a diplomatic crisis, which needs a diplomatic solution,” Membe said.
Last year Malawi awarded oil exploration licences to UK-based Surestream Petroleum to search for oil in Lake Malawi.
In July, Tanzanian authorities asked Surestream Petroleum to postpone any planned drilling on its side of the lake. The company has not yet started to drill.[/QUOTE]

It is Diplomatic Crises that have led to war throughout history!
We need to be preparing for it.





Agree to disagree! Malawi and Tanzania on Saturday confirmed talks collapsed on the long-running border dispute over Lake Malawi, thought to sit over rich oil and gas reserves, on matters of principle.
Malawi claims sovereignty over the entirety of Lake Malawi, Africa’s third-largest lake, while Tanzania says it is entitled to 50 percent of it. Lake Malawi is known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania.
Malawi government spokesman Moses Kunkuyu told Nyasa Times on Saturday in a statement that both countries have agreed “to file a request for mediation from former Heads of State from the SADC Region to be assisted by a panel of eminent jurists.”
Kunkuyu said Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the two countries have agreed to file the request for mediation by 26th November 2012.

Chiume: No war


“It has further been agreed that the Former Presidents and eminent jurists should try to resolve the matter within the period between January and March 2013.”
According toKunkuyu, the Malawi and Tanzania have further agreed that if the mediation was not successful, the two countries would take their case to the International Court of Justice for final determination.
No war
Malawi government has since said there will be no military action on the matter and assured Malawians that it is respecting this process “with diplomacy and good neighborliness at heart and that respecting this process, it must be stated, is in no way under representing the wishes of Malawians that the whole Lake belongs to Malawi.”
“The Government is of the view that the integrity and sovereignty of Malawi comprising the vast expanse of the entire Lake Malawi cannot be violated.”
And Malawian Foreign Minister Ephraim Chiume also stressed that there will be no exchange of gun fire over the lake.
“We don’t believe that we can afford to go to war,” Chiume is quoted to have told a news conference with his Tanzanian counterpart Bernard Membe.
Membe also assured that the matter will not escalate into war as widely feared.
“We are not going to use one bullet … This is a diplomatic crisis, which needs a diplomatic solution,” Membe said.
Last year Malawi awarded oil exploration licences to UK-based Surestream Petroleum to search for oil in Lake Malawi.
In July, Tanzanian authorities asked Surestream Petroleum to postpone any planned drilling on its side of the lake. The company has not yet started to drill.
 
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Jamani wapeni (wewe sio mtanzaia) tu Malawi hilo ziwa. Manake hata kama kuna mafuta hakuna faida yoyote ya kuwa nayo sababu watafaidika wachache tu


Hatujaamua kutafuta mpatanishi bado. Muda ukifika tutakutafuta kama tutaona unatufaa
 
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Jamani wapeni tu Malawi hilo ziwa. Manake hata kama kuna mafuta hakuna faida yoyote ya kuwa nayo sababu watafaidika wachache tu
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MEDIATION TEAM MALAWI VS TANZANIA
1.Keneth Kaunda
2.Joachim Chisano
3.Masire
4.**Salim A.Salim/Mama Mongela
5.**Dr. Lamwai/au mzee wa Vijisenti
6.++2*Malawian Statemen/Legal adv
 

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