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Tanzania hits out at travel warnings

Tanzania’s President, Benjamin Mkapa, has accused Western countries of attacking the economies of the developing world by issuing indiscriminate warnings of danger from terrorism. “Terrorist attacks in their own countries do not generate travel advisories aimed at discouraging citizens of other countries from visiting,” Mr Mkapa told a state banquet to honour a visit by Mwai Kibaki, President of neighbouring Kenya. “Why is it that only when threats of terrorist attacks are perceived in our kind of countries are travel advisories issued?” The upshot was severe economic damage, Mr Mkapa said, triggered by what were often “baseless suspicions”. Full Story

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