Mawali protests en Malawi protests: An African spring? <p>Just as when Tunisians first rose up against their government, few outside are paying much attention.</p><p>The same basic forces &mdash; unemployment, high food prices, human rights abuses and mistrust of government &mdash; which sparked the revolt in Tunisia and then led to today&rsquo;s widespread popular revolution across the Arab world, is now at play in this small, southeastern African nation.</p><p><a href=""><strong>Read more</strong></a>.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:24:21 +0000 Tom Paulson 2184 at Malawi protests: An African spring?