Malawi, Mozambique clash

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Malawi has clashed with neighbour Mozambique over the former’s decision to relocate Mozambican refugees to Luwani Refugee Camp.

The move, which received the backing of United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, has irked the Mozambican government who want their citizens to go back to the former Portuguese colony.

Over 12,000 Mozambican refugees are living in makeshift camps at Kapise in the border district of Mwanza after fleeing conflict in their home country.

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Home Affairs Minister Jean Kalilani confirmed the clash between the two countries saying the Mozambicans have forced Malawi to put on hold plans to relocate the refugees.

“Considering the adequate facilities and vastness of Luwani Refugee Camp, we believe that our Mozambican brothers and sisters would be comfortable there.

“The good news is that we are holding mutual discussions on the matter with our counterparts,” Kalilani said.

However, UNHCR representative in Malawi, Monique Ekoko, said his agency has not yet received official communication on the suspension of the refugee relocation programme to Luwani Camp.

Recently, authorities in Mozambique denied that the people who are at Kapise camp are refugees or Mozambicans.

“The people in the refugee camp are Malawians, rather than Mozambicans. Don’t talk to me about refugees, because there are no refugees,” governor of the western Mozambican province of Tete, Paulo Awade told journalists.

The conflict in Mozambique erupted last year after Renamo leader Alfonso Dhlakama threatened to seize power in six provinces of Manica, Sofala, Tete, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa. Mozambican forces are trying to disarm Renamo’s militia.

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  1. Amwene kuvomereza homosexuality simasewera mwene mlungu salankhula ndinkamwa koma mau amlungu ndiomweo. Just imagin mvula,zuwa njala zonse zagwa chakachimozi kumalawi

  2. LET THEM OPRESS U MALAWI AND WHAT U SHLD DO IS, LEARN HOW THEY R DOING IT TO LEAD THEM WELL IN THE NEAR FUTURE.FOOLS WHO CANNOT COPERATE IN THEIR OWN NATION.

  3. Angoesela amozambikio aone. Akulephelana uko timagulu tao. Eya komaso kuno mumanga anthu zilizobse izitu ndiye zofunika kugwila onse akugulugushao kwamanga ife phee

  4. The more we are good and soft to our neighbours,is the more they are bad and hard to us.Let us also be bad and hard to them.They think when we are good to them it means we are afraid of them which is contrally to our views.

  5. Kodi iwo akufuna anthu awowo tikawasiye ku sanjika kt adziwe tawalandira.azigonabe munsasa momwemo kufikira athese mapokoso awowo.zachamba eti.

  6. this is political issues paja amalawi ena ndiopusa amakayimba dala kt boma lolamula lioneka lofoira , mudzazimva patsogolo issa , ikakhala mozambique chidani ndichakale malawi ali kaleso ndi zika za mozambique zinatchona coz of war

  7. Chibwana iwowo akumenyanakodala kwaoko aleke kukangana mmesa dzikolawo ndilalikulu komanso lochitikako bwino akufuna azitisowesa ntendele malawi dziko lamavuto amgonagona plz God help us.

  8. Chibwana iwowo akumenyanakodala kwaoko aleke kukangana mmesa dzikolawo ndilalikulu komanso lochitikako bwino akufuna azitisowesa ntendele malawi dziko lamavuto amgonagona plz God help us.

  9. Malawians are too soft,dat is wy we,re these problem.we always trusting ppl without knowing dem,from now on we need to learn to b selfish.cuz sometimes we do favour to someone and he return rubish its unfair.plz my fel open ur eyes and smel coffee.

  10. Shaa ndekuti Malawi analakwa chani? Ndi Mozambique mkangano nkhani yake ma refugees, Zambia nayo yaletsa kuti ufa wawo usamagulitsidwe ku Malawi, nayo Tanzania nde nanji..ndekuti kwathu kuno tinalakwanji kwenikweni? Mmm Lord have mercy