Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe (July 25, 2019)

Location: Nationwide Event: Demonstrations are planned in several cities and districts throughout Malawi on Thursday, July 25. The U.S. will remain open for normal operations during that time. The Human Rights Defenders Coalition called for mass demonstrations to continue until the Malawi Electoral Commission Chair resigns. Looting and violence have occurred during recent demonstrations throughout Malawi’s major …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe – July 11, 2019

Location:  Nationwide Event: The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) called for mass demonstrations to occur every Tuesday and Friday until Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chair Jane Ansah resigns.  Though organizers consistently have called for peaceful protest, looting and violence have occurred during recent demonstrations throughout Malawi’s major cities. The first demonstration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17.  …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe (July 10, 2019)

Location:  Nationwide  Event: The U.S. Embassy Lilongwe has received reports of potential vigils in vicinity of Area 3 Police Station and Maula Prison in Area 6.  U.S. Embassy personnel are being advised to avoid these areas.  Embassy travel outside of Lilongwe is permitted with security office approval through Friday, July 12. Past protests have been predominantly peaceful, …

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Alert: Nationwide Demonstrations Update

Alert: Nationwide Demonstrations Update – July 7 Event: During last week’s demonstrations, organizers called for protests to resume on Monday, July 8.  At this time, the U.S. Embassy has recommended mission personnel avoid non-essential travel on Monday. Due to skirmishes and looting associated with ongoing protests, all U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid public gatherings as the security …

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Alert: Nationwide Demonstrations Update

Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe July 6, 2019 Event: As of this morning, July 6, the situation in Lilongwe appears stable.  However, this is subject to change with little notice.  The U.S. Embassy anticipates demonstrations to resume throughout the country on Monday, July 8. In preparation of the anticipated demonstrations, essential travel within Lilongwe is authorized for Embassy …

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Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe will be curtailing operations tomorrow, July 5, 2019 due to ongoing demonstrations.  Demonstrations are expected nationwide to include the cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba, and Mzuzu.  All Embassy personnel are required to remain in Lilongwe’s areas 10, 12, and 43 or at their hotel or other overnight location if …

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ALERT: Nationwide Demonstrations July 4-5

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe  July 3, 2019 Locations:  Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu Event:  Nationwide protest demonstrations and vigils are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 04-05, 2019, in major cities around Malawi to include Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Mzuzu.  It is likely these demonstrations will be large in scale and predominantly peaceful.  However, the heightened tensions …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe June 21, 2019

Location:  Lilongwe Event:  Significant civil disorder is being reported in Lilongwe, specifically Area 3 and Old Town. Avoid the area if possible. Actions to Take: Exercise caution moving around the city this weekend. If you see a barrier or individuals blocking your path, turn around and find an alternate route. If you are unable to depart the area, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe June 20, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe June 20, 2019 Location:  Countrywide Event:  On Thursday, June 20, nationwide protest marches are scheduled in major cities around Malawi. Specifically, in Lilongwe, it is recommended to avoid Area 3, City Center, Lilongwe Community Grounds, Kenyatta Avenue and Capitol Hill. The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy will be open on Thursday, …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi (March 11, 2019)

Location: Impacted districts include: Dedza Balaka Machinga Zomba Neno Blantyre Chiradzulu Mulanje Phalombe Mwanza Chikwawa Thyolo Nsanje Event: The Government of Malawi has declared a state of emergency due to severe flooding in the south, affecting thirteen districts.  This flooding has resulted in significant loss of life, substantial property damage, and the widespread displacement of …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi

United States Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Safety of Travel to Mulanje District, Malawi July 26, 2018 The United States Embassy in Lilongwe is implementing temporary restrictions on its staff when traveling to Malawi’s Mulanje District out of an abundance of caution due to a resurgence of rumors of attacks by human …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 5, 2018  Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information U.S. Embassy Lilongwe – On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will …

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