First line of a Reuters story on the situation ahead of mass protests in Malawi:
Gangs of machete-wielding pro-government youths took to the streets of Malawi’s commercial capital on Tuesday, a day ahead of planned protests against President Bingu wa Mutharika, who is accused of autocracy and mishandling the economy.
And on the demonstrations could we wait a little and see if there is really anything there? Maybe? Just for a day? Is there no way a protest in an African country could conceivably happen without bloodshed and revolution, at least until it has actually happened?