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Demonstration Alert September 19-22 – U.S. Embassy Malawi (September 16, 2022)
September 16, 2022

Location: Lilongwe, Blantyre, potentially other cities throughout Malawi

 Event: Demonstrations/strikes/protests September 19-22 in Lilongwe, Blantyre, and in other cities throughout Malawi.  

  • The Professional Drivers Union of Malawi scheduled a nationwide strike September 19to increase truck drivers’ salaries.Previous trucker strikes have affected primary roads in and out of major cities.
  • The Human Rights Ambassadors (HRA) and the Concerned Citizens Timely Voice (CCTV) are scheduled to protest the high cost of living, fuel shortages, and economic difficulties on September 21 at 9:00 a.m. in Lilongwe.
  • Penjani Kalua has organized a “Free Mussa Parade” against selective justice.It is expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. on September 22 in Blantyre.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid protest areas in Lilongwe and Blantyre and other areas as they arise.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Review personal security plans.
  • Gather essential supplies should the strike become a prolonged event.