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Uganda

Uganda

Terrorism
There is an ongoing threat from terrorism in Uganda. Previous large-scale attacks have killed dozens of people in the capital Kampala. Recent attacks include:

Yemen

Yemen

Security Advice
New Zealanders who choose to remain in Yemen against our advice should avoid any unnecessary travel, keep a low profile, maintain a high degree of personal security awareness and take all possible security precautions to ensure their safety. 

Peru: Demonstrations

Protests and demonstrations have been taking place across Peru following the change of government on 7 December 2022, including in the tourist hubs of Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. Some demonstrations have turned violent, and clashes between protestors and security forces have resulted in casualties. These have the potential to continue and spread further. Protests can escalate quickly. 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has stabilised somewhat since the widespread shortages and associated large protests and consequent changes in political leadership in mid-2022. There are still sporadic shortages of basic goods (including medicines and some food) due to the economic position of the country and living conditions of Sri Lankans, which have significantly deteriorated in the past year. 

Angola

Angola

Violent Crime
There is a high level of crime in Angola, especially in the capital Luanda, and often involve violence. Armed robbery, assault, carjackings and muggings are common. Incidents of rape have occurred. Armed criminals target stationary or slow-moving cars for smash and grab robberies. Incidents can occur at any time of the day but are more prevalent at night. Areas frequented by foreigners are particular targets.