Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Kidnapping in Africa

The Independent’s Traveller published a small news report on Saturday 6th August 2011 saying “Warning of the week

According to the information the Australian Government had warned of a “high threat of kidnapping against Westerners in north, west and east Africa”

Countries that are considered high risk include Kenya. The Australian Government report says that “in the past, foreigners have been kidnapped from their vehicles and road travel should be undertaken in convoy in daylight using a local guide.”

In the north west “foreigners are advised not to attend major festivals like the Tuareg Festival in the Desert and the Sahara Nights festival in northern Mali and the Tamadach Festival in Eastern Mali” (Source The Independent)

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