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Vol 44 No 14

Published 11th July 2003


Malawi

Kidnapped I

Churches, the governing United Democratic Front, the United States' Save the Children Fund and the Muslim Association of Malawi were early casualties of Malawi's 'war on terrorism'. Muslim crowds attacked them after police arrested five foreign citizens and handed them to US officials, who claimed they were linked to Al Qaida. Two days later on 23 June, the five were apparently flown to US facilities in Botswana (see Pointer).

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