Thematic map: No-go areas in Africa, March 2017

In November 2014 the ASCL published a thematic map about Africa’s ‘no-go areas’. It was a contribution to a debate among Dutch universities (and universities for Applied Sciences) where university leaders had formulated policies to prevent their students and staff from going to Africa. It was the era of Ebola and of growing anxiety about the risks of being kidnapped by terrorist organizations and warlords.

Between November 2014 and March 2017 universities in the Netherlands formulated policies and protocols that prevent their students from visiting ‘red and orange areas’, and staff from visiting ‘red areas’ (codes refer to the travel advice by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs). This new thematic map shows what has changed in Africa between late 2014 and early 2017. Clearly, the no-go areas in Africa have increased. The map also contains an overview of the Fragile States Index 2016 (Fund for Peace).

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Author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz, Nel de Vink

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz is director of the ASCL.
Nel de Vink is owner of DeVink MapDesign.