Monday, 4 March 2013

IPS – Two Million People Hold their Breath Over Lake Malawi Mediation | Inter Press Service

IPS – Two Million People Hold their Breath Over Lake Malawi Mediation | Inter Press Service

LILONGWE, Mar 3 2013 (IPS) - Over two million families who solely depend on Lake Malawi for their livelihoods are anxiously putting their hopes into an upcoming mediation between Malawi and Tanzania intended to put an end to a longstanding ownership dispute.
The mediation will start this month after both parties agreed in December to engage the assistance of the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government, which is chaired by Mozambique’s former President Joachim Chissano.
“After several attempts to settle the dispute, we came to the realisation that we have failed and we needed a third party to help us,” principal secretary in Malawi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Kambabe, told IPS...
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