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20 Sep 2018 | 11:43 AM UTC

Malawi: Nationwide anti-corruption protests September 21

Malawi News Alert

Nationwide anti-corruption protests to take place on September 21; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Malawi

Event

Civil society organizations are planning to stage nationwide anti-government protests on Friday, September 21, to denounce corruption issues. Supporters of the United Transformation Movement party (UTM) are planning to participate as well. A heightened security presence is likely in major cities throughout the country, notably in the capital Lilongwe. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Corruption is widespread in Malawi and has led to several scandals at the highest level of the state apparatus, resulting in various protests.

Advice

Individuals in Malawi are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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