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Advice on Africa from our man in the Foreign Office:

Mozambique: "Armed banditry has sharply increased. While robbery has been the main motive, attacks have been unnecessarily vicious and in some cases fatal. Travel by road only between 8am and 3pm, if possible in the company of two or more vehicles."

Uganda: "Do not travel to the area north of the Nile and west of Gulu. Before travelling up country, consult the Consular Section of the British High Commission in Kampala (257054)."

Cameroon: "If you are travelling between Maroua and the border with Chad, seek advice from local police and be prepared to travel with a military escort."

Central African Republic: "The British Honorary Consul in Bangui can give only limited assistance in an emergency. The French or German Embassies will offer help in an emergency."

Foreign Office travel advice is available on 0171-238 4503; on BBC- 2 Ceefax from page 564 onwards and on the Internet at