General News - February 2009
Madagascar Travel advice downgraded - 25 February 2009
The advice issued by the British Foreign Office last month as per below, has been downgraded.
"We advise against all but essential travel to Madagascar. We strongly advise British nationals in Madagascar to avoid any political rallies, demonstrations or large gatherings and to monitor the situation in the local media".
Travel to Madagascar is insurable and the security situation has returned to normal levels in Madagascar.
Heads up - its an Easter special! - 12 February 2009
The offer does not include flying doctors, park and community fees, flights, transfers, fly-camping, diving, fishing, spa activities at Vamizi Island and gratuities, items of a personal nature.
Current age restrictions on activities apply!
South African Presidential Elections - 11 February 2009
The governing African National Congress is expected to win the ballot, but its majority may be reduced as supporters follow a breakaway party set up after Thabo Mbeki was ousted from the presidency last year.
Kgalema Motlanthe the interim president is likely to be succeeded by ANC leader Jacob Zuma
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