Cape Verde: Tourists complained about being robbed, or mugged in isolated spots

Posted on October 19, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Robbed, Tourist Warning, Tourists Attacked

One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo. Several travellers spoke of being mugged or robbed, particularly on dark roads at night and in isolated spots. The “darkness” element is actually more widespread than one might think — street lights are scarce in many public places and intermittent electricity blackouts can cause whole city sections to go dim. Marketplaces and festivals also attract pick pocketing. Read article

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