The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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The Tuareg are an historically nomadic people living in remote desert regions
Tuareg rebels fighting the government in Niger say they are laying down their arms, as part of peace talks brokered by Libya.
The announcement was made by the Tuareg rebel leader, Aghaly ag Alambo, following a meeting in Libya with the country's leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
Mr Alambo said he was also speaking for Tuareg rebels in neighbouring Mali - they would disarm too, he said.
The revolts by Tuareg nomads broke out last year in the two Saharan countries.
The government of Niger has welcomed Mr Alambo's statement and Libya's peacemaking efforts.
Following his meeting with Mr Gaddafi in southern Libya, Mr Alambo said he also spoke on behalf of the leader of the Tuareg rebellion in neighbouring Mali, Ibrahim Ag Bahanga.
The Tuareg are an historically nomadic people living in the Sahara and Sahel regions of North Africa.
Tuareg militants in Mali and Niger have been engaged in sporadic armed struggles for several decades.
But analysts are divided over whether the Tuareg revolts have been driven by genuine political grievances or efforts to defend control of drugs, arms and migrant-smuggling routes.
looking through all the available info online on this topic, I would have to say that things are definitely looking up. There was undoubtedly a recent hand in of arms by the MNJ (at which event a mine held in the stockpile accidentally exploded, thus killing one and wounding twenty when it set off a number of the other weapons - wonderful Nigerienne efficiency at work there) which would indicate at least a willingness to negotiate. In addition, Areva mining have recently signed a 5 billion $US deal to further mine uranium in Niger, and the country is under tremendous pressure to resolve the conflict given that the mining concessions are near Arlit and employ several thousand local workers. The problem remains the minister for the interior, my old mate Albade Abouba, who continues to dismiss the MNJ as drug smuggling bandits (They, incidentally, accuse him of being exactly the same thing....) and flatly refuses to negotiate.
Interesting to note that the Malian President recently managed to resolve the Tuareg issues there, to a degree. The Tuareg do have a right to increased services and representation in government, and the racial inequality will need to be addressed before the country can move forward.
I do think that the latest developements bode well, but there will need to be significant alterations in Nigerienne government policy to ensure any kind of lasting peace, regardless of the great Leader's input.
Fingers are crossed - this region has enough to cope with, without dealing with full blown civil war yet again.
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