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Britain Wants Flight Ban till Threat Eases – Kenya

Kenya said on Friday that Britain would keep a ban on flights to the east African country until intelligence showed the threat of militant attacks had decreased. Britain stopped its airlines flying to and from Kenya on May 15, citing “terrorist threats,” and the British Foreign Office advised against travel to Kenya. Tourism is a mainstay of the Kenyan economy and Britain is its largest market. Speaking after a visit to London, Kenyan Tourism Minister Raphael Tuju said both countries hoped for an early end to the ban, which he said had been devastating for Kenyan tourism. “We are in agreement that if the threat is substantial, then it is better to hold back than to reverse the (travel ) advisory or (flight) suspension because of the economy,” Tuju told a news conference. Full Story

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