We just got back from a lovely holiday in Tanzania. Despite leaving the day after the protests, we were eager to return home and be back in Malawi.
Things have calmed down here – there is petrol (!) in the petrol stations, but very little diesel. The protest leaders have issued a petition with a list of demands (having a steady supply of dieseland petrol, for example) to the President and await his response. Should he not respond or not address the issues, further protests and demonstrations are planned for August 17th.
Many thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers for Malawi. It was an important day in Malawian history as people stood up for themselves and their rights. Sadly, at least 19 people lost their lives and millions of kwacha in damage was done.
We will keep you all posted and keep writing about all of the things we love about living here…