Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/MALAWI – Covid-19 and election campaign for the presidential elections: tensions increase
Blantyre – “Tension due to the election campaign and serious episodes of violence are being registered”, writes to Agenzia Fides the missionary, Anna Tomasi of the Franciscan Auxiliary Lay Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception , that deal in particular with health, education, assistance in prisons in Malawi. The President of the Republic, Peter Mutharika, had ordered the confinement of the population due to the coronavirus, but the judiciary has collected the appeals of civil society by suspending its entry into force. Indeed, the restrictions would put the lives of the poorest at risk, given the absence of food aid from the government.