There was a mini revolution today on the other side of the Lake, in Malawi (see hashtag #July20). I did not hear anybody mention this here in Lichinga, capital of the province Niassa. I didn’t watch all of the newscasts on Mozambican TV but I doubt it was even reported. The government must fear showing images of popular revolt in a neighboring country. I will pay special attention in the morning newscasts tomorrow.

Update: a lunchtime poll revealed that nobody from Niassa (of about 10) had heard of the events in Malawi. Except one, who said “Malawi is burning”. His cousin, who lives there (he didn’t know what city) sent an SMS saying he was crossing the border back into Mozambique with everything he could cram into a truck.