Africa: Travel advisory advises tourists against all travel, northern province of Mali

Posted on February 3, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Warning

The situation in Bamako is calmer following the disturbances of 2 February. Shops and businesses in Bamako are re-opening. The Embassy has resumed operating a normal service. However, there may be further demonstrations. You are advised to remain vigilant when moving about Bamako and to avoid all demonstrations. Areas where demonstrations may take place include the areas in the centre of the city, around Koulouba and Kati, and near Government buildings. We advise against all travel to the northern provinces of Mali. This includes the provinces of Kidal, Gao, Koulikoro (north of Mourdiah), Ségou (north of Niono), Tombouctou (including the city of Tombouctou (Timbuktu)), Mopti, and areas bordering Mauritania east of Nioro in the Kayes province. Attacks by Tuareg rebels have taken place since mid January 2012 in a range of areas across the north of Mali, all of which lie within the areas where we advise against all travel. Read article

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