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#Tanzania President says Army ready to defend country

July 26, 2013

Tanzanian President Kikwete has warned that his armed forces are ready to protect the country against any foreign threat to its territory, indirectly referring to the border dispute with Malawi. Tanzania is embroiled in a territorial wrangle with Malawi over the ownership of Lake Nyasa, which is known as Lake Malawi in the neighbouring country…. Read More ›

Judge Rosalyn Higgins

UK top judge backed #Malawi in lake dispute

A Legal opinion by the former President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)—which may handle the Malawi-Tanzania lake dispute if diplomacy fails—backs Malawi’s claim that it owns the entire lake. The highly respected British judge Professor Rosalyn Higgins, QC, authored the opinion in 1988 as a consultant for Mobil Oil Corp which wanted to… Read More ›

President Banda

President Banda says #Malawi not ready for any interim deal on Lake dispute with #Tanzania

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Sunday told mediators on the border dispute with Tanzania on Lake Malawi that she will not accept any interim deal over the lake until the wrangle is resolved. “My government is not, at this time willing to entertain any interim agreement on say, the environmental issues or Tanzania usage of… Read More ›

Quenching South Africa’s thirst

This story was first published by Africa in Fact, a good governance magazine. Lesotho is a tiny mountainous country completely enclosed by South Africa. One of the world’s poorest, its economy is almost entirely dependent on South Africa’s for employment and for the purchase of its main natural resource, water. Its inhabitants, the Basotho, share… Read More ›

Amnesty on lack of gay rights and harassment in Africa

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
BBC Amnesty International condemns ‘homophobia’ in Africa Homosexual acts are outlawed in most African countries Gay rights: Africa, the new frontier South Africa’s lesbians fear ‘corrective rape’ Uganda leader: Don’t kill gays Homophobic attacks have reached dangerous levels in sub-Saharan Africa and must stop, Amnesty International has…

#Malawi: late President had over US$175 mln explained wealth

Malawi’s Bingu wa Mutharika portrayed himself as the all-knowing “economist-in-chief,”after he presided over unprecedented economic growth in the eight years he was in power in one of Africa’s most poor nations. A former World Bank Economist,Mutharika had the free-market credentials to get the mainly agricultural economy moving – and for most of his years in… Read More ›

Former Brazilian President da Silva

Brazil’s da Silva to grace UNAIDS first ever summit in Malawi

UNAIDS and the Lancet Commission will this month hold the first ever summit in Malawi to be graced by world leaders among them, former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Other commissioners who have already confirmed to attend the summit include the Benin President Boni Yayi, former president of Bostwna Festus Mogae, President… Read More ›

Amnesty International accuses Chinese firms of abuse in the DR Congo

Chinese mining companies operating in war torn DR Congo are the leading human rights abusers, a latest report by Amnesty International has revealed. The report titled Profits and Loss: Mining and human rights in Katanga, examines the impact of the mining industry in south-eastern DRC. In a statement released on June 19, 2013, Audrey Gaughran,… Read More ›

Zimbabwe – the opposition shouldn’t be distratced by election date

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
Think Africa Press The MDC has been joined by SADC in calling for the election to be delayed slightly, but is this really a victory for the opposition? By Simukai Tinhu From left to right: President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Robert Mugabe, PM Morgan Tsvangira,…

Kenyans oppose taxing of the poor

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
The Star/allAfrica On a side street in Nairobi’s bustling neighbourhood of Shauri Moyo, Faisal Ngila shouts to street vendors, motorbike taxi drivers and pedestrians. “Do you know taxes are increasing in Kenya?” he asks, handing out flyers urging Kenyans to say “no to Unga (maize flour) tax”…


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