Sunday, April 1, 2012

Britons urged to leave Mali as rebel gunmen attack northern city of Gao ten days after claiming capital

British citizens currently in Mali, in west Africa are being urged to leave.

The Foreign Office has changed its travel advice, urging all but those who have urgent business there to leave.

The new advice follows an attempted coup last week and specifically warns those in the capital, Bamako, to be cautious.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said: 'We advise against all travel to Mali and you should leave if you have no pressing need to remain.'

It said a curfew that had been imposed from 6pm to 6am had now been lifted, but added: 'We continue to advise British nationals in Bamako to exercise caution and stay away from crowds and demonstrations when travelling around the city.

'There have been reports of some shops beginning to run low on supplies and of long queues forming outside some banks. Read More