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Coronavirus crisis punctures Tunisia tourism rebound

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  As the novel coronavirus pandemic wipes out a recovery from jihadist attacks in 2015, Tunisia’s vital tourism sector is trying to find ways to avoid going under. “Normally, the season starts now. But there is nobody,” said Mohammed Saddam, who owns an antiques shop in the …

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Egypt’s fragile tourism sector braces for virus impact

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Just when Egypt’s crucial tourism sector was recovering from years of political tumult and jihadist attacks, the industry finds itself bracing for a potential buffeting by the new coronavirus. The guesthouse where Bassam Hamimi works in archaeologically rich southern Egypt usually hosts numerous tourists from China, …

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Burkina tourist hub loses Western visitors to jihadist threat

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso | AFP | “They’ve placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren’t coming like before. Even the aid workers don’t come,” said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso’s Hauts-Bassins region. The “red zone” refers to the risk of jihadist attacks — a top-end warning by …

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