Deadly anti-government protests in Malawi

Children at Malawi's Millennium Village School

As many as 18 people have reportedly been killed and many others injured during clashes between anti-Government demonstrators and security forces in Malawi this week.

Protesters were demonstrating against shortages of fuel and foreign exchange and calling for greater freedoms and human rights.

Martin Nesirky is the spokesman for the Secretary-General.

"The Secretary-General is concerned by news of violence in Malawi, where clashes between demonstrators and police caused many deaths and injuries. He is saddened by the loss of life and reiterates his call for all differences to be resolved through peaceful means."

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