Northern Mali / Niger and Police Blockages
Aside from the general threat of being kidnapped, the very real impediment posed by the police can make it difficult to travel -- and I want to know where I can or cannot go...
Wondering if anyone has been around Gao, up to Kidal, or through Niamey, Zinder, etc. recently and can report back on the police situation -- are they turning people away?
I was recently "ordered" to return to Bamako when I met some police in Niafounke, but I was able to bribe my way out of it. Word on the street though is "no whites" allowed in Kidal. Can anyone confirm this?