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In many instances election management resembles crises management. This is simply because of the huge significance of elections as access to national resources and power; the personalization of state powers by elected officials and the reluctance of politicians to play by the rules.

There are fears that conflict might be looming between Malawi and Tanzania over the ownership of a portion of Lake Malawi – or rather of the oil reserves that are believed to lurk beneath its waters. The dispute arose 55 years ago but receded after Malawi made it clear that Tanzania did not have any rights over any section of the Lake. However, tensions remained – and Tanzania has steadfastly stuck to the old colonial name for the lake, referring to it as Lake Nyasa.

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