Malawians living in Egypt safe –Gov’t

Malawians should not despair as their relations living in the now politically unstable republic of Egypt are going to be safe, Malawi government authorities have assured.

“At the moment government hasn’t yet received any reports of Malawians being affected by the violence,” deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Abel Kayembe said on Monday.

He added: “We’re closely monitoring the situation and we will act accordingly should our citizens come under any threat.”

Violence continues to escalate in Egypt’s cities of Cairo and Alexandria following anti-regime protests which forced the military to topple the country’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi from power.

Kayembe: No worries
Kayembe: No worries

Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt’s first freely elected leader, was removed from office by the army last week after mass protests.

His supporters accuse the military of staging a coup, but his opponents say the move is the continuation of the revolution that deposed President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

The South African government recently made a decision to evacuate some of its personnel living at its embassy in Cairo, media reports show.

Meanwhile, the United States has condemned the violence in Egypt, calling for “maximum restraint”.

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