More kidnappings in Mali
Yet more kidnappings in Mali - this time 7 Algerian diplomats - consular staff, including the consul, from Gao. Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa have claimed responsibility.
Algeria kidnapped diplomats doing well | News24
Kidnappings are rife serving a dual role as political tool and money spinner. It is hard to imagine how tourism will return to normal in these parts.
[to clarify, the abduction was reported nearly 3 weeks ago. CS]
Last edited by Chris Scott; 24 Apr 2012 at 14:01.