Malawi

MALAWI – CENTRAL – LILONGWE – PROTEST 2023/01/09 14:40

Civil Service Trade Union (CSTU) and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) have agreed to postpone their planned nationwide sit-in planned for today, 09 January 2023, following negotiations with authorities. The Government has agreed to salary increments applicable from April 2023. The unions had originally announced their intention to strike following the collapse of negotiations on 26 December 2022. The unions also received the support of the Nurses and Midwives Organisation of Malawi (NONM) and the Physicians Assistants Union of Malawi (PAUM).

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MALAWI – NORTHERN – MZUZU – PROTEST 16 NOV 2022 08:00

Protest expected in Mzuzu from Wednesday, 16 November 2022, until Friday, 18 November 2022, by the National Congress Movement civil society group. The protestors are demanding that the President organise a referendum on his Presidency or resign. The protest has received the approval of the Mbelwa council. Protestors plan to gather at the Katoto grounds, and march along the M1 to the Clock tower before returning to the grounds. Security forces will be deployed to monitor the march.

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MALAWI – SOUTHERN – MACHINGA – PROTEST 31 OCT 2022 (10:00)

Protest reported on the M3 Road between Liwonde and Michonge. Students from the Machinga Teachers Training College are protesting against school authorities on claims over their unpaid training allowances. The students alleged that the authorities owed each student K120 000. The demonstrators are burning tyres and debris along the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use an alternative route. Police are aware of the situation.

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MALAWI – CENTRAL – LILONGWE – PROTEST 28 OCT 2022 (09:50)

Protest reported in the vicinity of the State House in Lilongwe, Malawi. Demonstrators are marching to the State House to deliver a petition for the resignation of President Lazarus Chakwera. The protesters are being led by activist Joshua Chisa Mbele. Police and Malawi Defence Force soldiers were deployed at Kamuzu Central Roundabout. The authorities have prevented the demonstrators from proceeding to Kamuzu Palace. The public is advised to avoid the area.

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MALAWI – NORTHERN – MZIMBA – ANNOUNCEMENT 26 SEP 2022 (06:00)

Malawi is scheduled to host the Ngoni event, known as Mfecane, from today, 26 September 2022, until Friday, 30 September 2022, in the Mzimba district. The event will be held in commemoration of 200 years of a conflict between King Dingiswayo of Mthethwa and King Zwide of Ndwandwe in Zululand. The event will be held under the theme, Mfecane?200 Years of Regional Impact, and will be jointly facilitated by Khaya Heritage Foundation, the African Indigenous Young Leaders, Mzimba Heritage Association and Mzuzu City Council. Mzimba General Secretary Ndabazake Thole has added that delegates from Botswana, eSwatini, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania are expected to participate in the event.

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MALAWI – SOUTHERN – ZOMBA – PROTEST 23 SEP 2022 (16:15)

Students at the University of Malawi are expected to embark on a protest on Monday, 26 September 2022 from 10H00. Students under the aegis of Concerned Unima Students will be protesting against the Police brutality that occurred at the university on Friday, 23 September 2022. According to the President of the Students Representative Council, Charles Dokera, the demonstrations will be held to condemn the action of the Police and the denunciation of the academic calendar. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Police are aware of the planned protest.

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MALAWI – SOUTHERN – BLANTYRE – SERVICE DISRUPTION 23 SEP 2022 (12:00)

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) has announced a planned power reduction for the duration of 14 hours on Sunday, 24 September 2022, in the country. The disruption will be due to a power supply deficit with power producer Egenco carrying out emergency maintenance work at Nkula A and B power stations. The company has noted that only 115 MegaWatts (MW) will be available for essential loads, which include central referral hospitals and water boards in all regions. However, domestic customers will be subjected to a 14-hour load-shedding, while industrial customers will experience 19-hours load shedding.

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MALAWI – NORTHERN – MZUZU – FIRE 23 SEP 2022 (12:15)

Fire reported at the Zigwagwa Market in Mzuzu. Local reports have indicated that the fire ignited at about 03H00 today, 23 September 2022, and destroyed several goods. The Chairperson of the agriculture section, Allan Masiya, noted that the fire had affected at least 47 business owners. Meanwhile, the Mzuzu Police Spokesperson, paul Tembo, stated that investigations will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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MALAWI – SOUTHERN – ZOMBA – PROTEST 23 SEP 2022 (12:20)

Protest reported at the University of Malawi (UNIMA) in Zomba. Students under the aegis of Concerned Unima Students have staged a protest over their denunciation of the academic calendar. Unima Communications Officer Alfred Banda stated that the university administrators have not engaged with them and are seeking answers concerning the situation. The students have further announced plans to embark on a march to the District Commissioner’s office to present a petition. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.

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MALAWI – SOUTHERN – ZOMBA – PROTEST 23 SEP 2022 (12:30)

Police are on the scene and are attempting to disperse the crowd by firing teargas. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. The security situation remains volatile.

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