The purpose of the expedition was to explore the unvisited area between Dar es Salaam and Lake Nyasa
Summary: The government of Tanzania is set to construct a railway line from the Indian Ocean port of Mtwara to Lake Nyasa
, opening a new gateway for landlocked Zambia, Malawi and DR Congo cargo.
The government of Tanzania, acting through Reli Assets Holding Company (RAHCO), has invited firms to bid for a feasibility study and preliminary design for the construction of a railway line from the southern port of Mtwara on the Indian Ocean to the port of Mbamba Bay on Lake Nyasa
, with spurs to the Liganga and Mchuchuma iron-ore and coal deposits in the Njombe region.
Enhanced with extensive notes and commentary by Roderick Sutherland Haynes (James Sutherland was Haynes' mother's great uncle), Before the Scramble: A Scottish Missionary's Story is a fascinating primary source and a descriptive window through time--for example, a section in which Sutherland describes an encounter with slave trade operations in Lake Nyasa
reveals how allegations of the slave trade's demise were premature, even decades after the American Civil War removed the U.S.
Tanzania and Malawi are embroiled in a bitter dispute over oil reserves on Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa
, according to Tanzania);
Tanzania calls it Lake Nyasa
, taken from Malawi's colonial name.
A fisherman plies the waters of Lake Nyasa
in a canoe crafted from a hollowed-out tree trunk.
The Kyela PSA has an area of 1,934 sq/km covering the northern onshore area of the Lake Nyasa
These environmental changes, which were observed in Lakes Victoria, Malawi (another African Great Lake, also known as Lake Nyasa
), and Tanganyika, could have affected the dynamics of cholera.
Lake Malawi (formerly referred to as Lake Nyasa
) comprises about 20% of total area.