Category: Malawi

With Norway support Malawi reinforces fish conservation in Lake Malawi; Unesco

Photo: Radek Borovka

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Murky future for Malawi’s freshwater fish; Jeffrey Barbee; Getaway


A new fish species discovered in the warm waters of Lake Malawi in the last four decades, the play-dead fish’s only home is now in danger.

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10 out of this world African tourist destinations in 2019; George Tubei; Pulse Live

10 out of this world African tourist destinations in 2019…

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Malawi rolls out US$10 million AfDB funded tourism project; Harold Kapindu; Malawi Nyasa Times

Source: Malawi rolls out US$10 million AfDB funded tourism project – Malawi Nyasa Times – News from Malawi about Malawi

Beyond the Safari in Africa’s Other National Parks; Afar

Lions, elephants, and zebras are great, but you don’t have to go on safari to fall in love with these less-visited parklands in countries across the continent.

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5 Reasons to Add Malawi to Your Travel Bucket List; The Points Guy

Malawi – Lake Malawi National Park

I just got back from an incredible trip to Malawi. Here’s why you need to think about planning a visit to this amazing African country for yourself.

There’s nothing like visiting countries that are “off the beaten path,” especially within Africa. After going gorilla trekking in Rwanda, sandboarding in Cape Town, doing a safari in Tanzania and boxing with the locals in Ghana, the urge to explore even more of this fascinating continent has just about consumed me. I’d heard about Malawi and after reading about TPG Contributor Eric Rosen’s trip there, it was high on my list.

Malawi even made our list of best places to visit in 2017 so I knew this was the year I needed to go.

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British government uses aid money to back oil in UNESCO site; Maeve McClenaghan, Joe Sandler Clarke & Lawrence Carter; GreenPeace

British officials are using aid money to support oil drilling in a World Heritage Site in Africa, according to an Energydesk investigation.

Government documents, obtained through freedom of information (FOI), reveal that the Foreign Office pledged thousands of pounds in aid to support drilling in Lake Malawi, where the UN warns that a spill could wreck the fragile ecosystem.

UK oil company Surestream has a stake in two oil blocks overlapping the lake, while United Arab Emirates firm RAK Gas holds the rights to explore in the UN protected zone itself.

UN environmental agency UNESCO warned in a previous statement that: “An accidental spill anywhere in the lake would pose a potentially severe risk to the integrity of the entire ecosystem, including the aquatic zone and shoreline of the property.”

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UK aid money spent trying to boost British role in Malawi oil sector; Alice Ross; The Guardian

Project aimed to make UK ‘partner of choice’ in industry, but campaigners warn of potential for ecological disaster.

The British government spent thousands of pounds of aid money on a project aimed at “establishing the UK as the partner of choice” in the nascent oil and gas sector of one of the world’s poorest countries.

Malawi is believed to have substantial oil deposits, including under Lake Malawi, a pristine freshwater lake – the third largest in Africa – whose southern shores are a protected Unesco world heritage site. Unesco has warned that any oil activity near the lake risks causing an ecological disaster.

Kate Osamor, the shadow international development secretary, said the project raised “real concerns” about development spending being geared towards boosting British trade, potentially at the expense of sensitive habitats.

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