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25 Apr 2019 | 09:45 AM UTC

Malawi: Tanzanian president Magufuli to visit Lilongwe April 24-25

Malawi News Alert

President John Magufuli is making an official visit to Lilongwe on April 24-25; heightened security measures and road closures expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Blantyre). COUNTRY/REGION Lilongwe

Event

Tanzanian president John Magufuli is making an official state visit to the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25. Malawi state officials said Malawian president Peter Mutharika and Magufuli will discuss bilateral cooperation and will inaugurate the 2019 tobacco marketing season together. A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are expected during the visit. Temporary road closures are likely.

Context

This is the first official visit to Malawi by President Magufuli since he took office in 2015. It comes as a border dispute remains between the two countries over Lake Malawi dating back to the colonial era.

Advice

Individuals in Malawi, particularly in Lilongwe, are advised to monitor situational developments, anticipate a heightened security presence and traffic disruptions, allow additional time to travel, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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