The African Union Commission (AUC) convened a Joint Technical meeting of the Lake Tanganyika riparian Member states (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia) from 10-12 April 2017. The objective of the meeting was “to agree on the methodology that would culminate in the reaffirmation of the international boundaries in Lake Tanganyika”. The invitation was also extended to Malawi and Mozambique to share their experiences in the delimitation of their boundary in Lake Malawi/Lake Nyassa. Participants requested the African Union Commission through the AU Border Program (AUBP) to support capacity building efforts, agreed on an implementation roadmap and committed to finalize delimitation and reaffirmation process of the Lake Tanganyika within eighteen months. In its press release, the AU Commission stresses that ‘he delimitation and demarcation of land and maritime boundaries is in line with the decision by the 28th ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union for the extension of the deadline for the completion of the delimitation and demarcation of African boundaries by 2022’.

Continue reading the full article in Issue 2 of the International Law Gazette (15 June 2017).


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Sovereignty, Territory, Land Boundaries