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French Foreign Ministry warning to travellers

Travel instructions posted on the French Foreign Ministry website on Tuesday include a warning to avoid the border with Liberia because of the presence of refugees whose situation has not been totally stabilised. It also warned against the risk of armed burglaries, and attacks on pedestrians and motorists. Its advice was not to resist armed robbers, to refrain from wearing expensive jewellery and avoid carrying large sums of liquid cash but "always have something with which to calm the aggressor
(30,000 CFA for example)" and thus avoid any violent reaction.

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