GAC UPDATE ISSUE 32 - DECEMBER 2013

By Vivienne Sandercock

Contents


1. Editor's Message
2. IATA calls for Africa to adopt global standards to improve aviation safety and connectivity
3. News from the SA CAA
4. Hazard, Incident and Accident Statistics
5. Henley/Global Training
6. Use of automation eyed in air crashes
7. ERP/AEMS
8. BOEING: 15 airlines warned over high-altitude ice
9. News from the Jo'burg Airports
10. Commercial Airlines/Airports Information
11. Security/Safety Tip of the Month
12. Advertisements




1. MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR


For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, December and January are a time of summer holidays which, in turn inevitably means a long drive, in heavy traffic, to a coastal resort or a flight to join families and friends. Transport in this part of the world opens travellers up to a higher level of safety risk than would be expected elsewhere on the globe and so if you are at the wheel (either up there or down here) take extra care and ensure that you join us in our many business and/or training ventures in 2014. Have a marvellous, peaceful and happy festive season.

Rethea Mitchell


2.
IATA CALLS FOR AFRICA TO ADOPT GLOBAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE AVIATION SAFETY, CONNECTIVITY


IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to adopt and adhere to global standards in the interest of aviation safety and efficient air transport.


IATA said that connectivity is critical for African growth and development, supporting some 6.7 million jobs and $68 billion in economic activity. "Aviation's economic and social benefits, however, can be undermined by the unintended consequences of government action which are not aligned with the established framework of global standards," the Association cautioned. "Global standards are the foundation upon which a safe, secure, and integrated global air transport system are built. The system is so reliable that we don't often think about the enormous coordination that makes it possible. That is why we need to remind governments of the value of global standards that support aviation and the vibrancy of their economies," said Tony Tyler, IATA's Director General and CEO. The remarks were made in an address to the African Airlines Association's 45th Annual General Assembly which is being held in Mombasa, Kenya.


Safety

"Improving safety is the biggest issue on the African agenda, and global standards play a crucial role in this area. Last year, nearly half of the fatalities on Western-built jets occurred in Africa. African governments recognized the need to improve safety in the Abuja Declaration's goal of reaching world-class safety levels by 2015. IATA is actively contributing its expertise and resources to all the Abuja Declaration's commitments," said Tyler.


Key elements of the Abuja declaration include the completion of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) by all African carriers, the establishment of independent civil aviation authorities and the implementation of effective safety oversight systems. To broaden the base of IOSA carriers (outside of IATA's membership), IATA is working with the International Airlines Training Fund to provide in-house training for ten African airlines.


"Governments must also up their game with more effective safety oversight. As of the end of 2012 only 11 African states had achieved 60% implementation of ICAO's safety-related standards and recommended practices (SARPS) according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP). There has been some significant progress. But, to be very frank, overall I have not yet seen sufficient urgency in dealing with this fundamental issue. Meeting the Abuja Declaration's 2015 commitment will require a major acceleration in the pace of implementation," said Tyler.


Connectivity and Regulation

"The overall profitability of the African industry is hovering around break-even, making $100 million in good years and losing $100 million when times are more difficult. Africa faces many unique challenges, but as Africa's economy takes-off, breaking even will not be enough to generate the investments needed for African aviation to seize the emerging opportunities and play the important role of stimulating development across the continent," said Tyler.


Tyler said that for Africa to have a thriving aviation industry that benefits local economies, it needs to ensure globally aligned regulation, taxation and the provision of infrastructure. "Today - possibly without realizing it - governments are weakening the integrity of the air transport system by introducing different and sometimes conflicting passenger rights regulations, overly onerous taxes and charges." Tyler pointed out several areas where government policies breech ICAO principles, notably regarding fuel. He said that the competitiveness of African aviation is being compromised by the exceptionally high price of aviation fuel on the continent. On average jet fuel is about 21% more expensive in Africa than the global average. Kenya and Ethiopia are key players in African aviation and both have onerous levies on international fuel which do not comply with ICAO policies and standards.


With regard to security, in several cases airport security charges recover more from users than is required to keep air transport secure. In Chad, for example, passengers pay $80 per round-trip. And similar situations exist in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea. Among the causes are private sector security companies who lobby governments to develop national security regimes with funding from air transport. Recently, IATA engaged the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority over proposed steep increases in air navigation and safety oversight charges. "By engaging in a dialogue we agreed on a much more reasonable increase that provides value for money. Dialogue is critical to reach mutually beneficial outcomes," said Tyler.


IATA was optimistic about the future of aviation in Africa, noting that Africa's 1 billion people are spread across a vast continent with a wealth of untapped resources. The African economy is rapidly developing, its people are growing wealthier and governance is more stable. "Africa is the continent of opportunity for aviation. The future is still being created. By keeping global standards at the heart of our efforts, I am convinced that the future will be bright," said Tyler.


SACAA Office Closure - Please note that the SACAA will close at 12:00 on 20 December for the festive season and will re-open again on 2 January 2014.


4. HAZARD, INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT REPORTS


Information on the SA CAA listings can be found on their website
www.caa.co.za .


FIXED WING ACCIDENTS IN AFRICA - 2013


DATE TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION
01 Jan Aeroprakt A-22 FoxBat 2 Phalaborwa Airport, Limpopo, RSA
10 Jan Windlass Aquila 2 R304, near Klipheuwel, WC, RSA
17 Jan CASA 212 0 AFB Bloemfontein, Tempe Airfield, RSA
03 Feb Jabiru SPT 0 N4 Motorway, South of Witbank, MP, RSA
05 Feb Cessna 0 East African Aviation Academy, Soroti, Uganda
05 Feb Light Aircraft 3 Niamey Airport, Niger
11 Feb Military 3 crew & 6 pax Monrovia, Liberia
23 Feb B733 0 RWY26L, Muscat, Oman
24 Feb Aeroprakt A-22 FoxBat 2 Initial climb out from Nanyuki Civil Airstrip, Kenya
28 Feb A321 0 Hurghada, Egypt
03 Mar Rally 2 Remote part of Namibia
04 Mar Fokker 50 5 Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
18 Mar MIL 1 500km N of Nouakchott, near Aoujeft, Mauritania
07 Apr B1900 1 In the area of the Gulf of Guinea
16 Apr Tiger Moth 2 Modimola Dam in Mmabatho, NW, RSA
13 Apr MT7 1 200 metres short of the runway at Arusha, Tanzania
27 Apr Cessna 152 1 Worcester, WC, RSA
6 May Alpha Jet 2 Dargol Village, 60km west of Niamey, Niger
9 May Military TBA UNK number Port Harcourt, Nigeria
06 Jun Dromader Fire Bomber 1 Piet Retief, MP, RSA
10 Jun Military Aircraft UNK number 1 km from Ngaoundere (Adamaoua Airport) Cameroon.
21 Jun Cessna 182 2 Close to Rand Airport (FAGM), GP, RSA
03 Jul Embraer Bandeirante 2Francistown, Botswana
16 Jul PA38 0 Close to Lilongwe's Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Malawi.
18 Jul Cirrus SR20 2 Lanseria International Airport, GP, RSA
25 Jul Cessna 206 3 Aberdares Mountain region of central Kenya
31 Jul SF340B 0 Lubumbashi, DRC
01 Aug Cessna 0 Arusha, Tanzania
09 Aug AN12 4 Mogadishu Airport, Somalia
21 Aug Cessna 182P 2 Drakensberg Mountains, Limpopo, RSA
29 Sep RV6A 2 P. C. Pelzer Airport, Klerksdorp, NW, RSA
02 Oct Cessna 172 0 Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya
03 Oct EMB-120 15 Lagos, Nigeria
12 Oct Red Bull Extra 300 1 Secunda Airport, RSA
13 Oct Mig21 2 (on the ground) Luxor, Egypt
24 Oct Light 4 seater 1 Nr Stellenbosch Flying Club, WC, RSA
01 Nov Antonov 72 0 Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo
30 Nov ERJ190 33 En-route Maputo (Mozambique) to Luanda (Angola) in the Namibian national park near the border with Angola
Source, amongst others, PlaneCrash info.com; News24, Aviation Herald, Flight Safety Information


ROTOR WING ACCIDENTS IN AFRICA - 2013


DATE TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION
18 Jan Bell 47G 3B.1 0 Hibberdene, KZN, RSA
07 Feb RH44 0 S 25° 49' 40"E 028° 13' 15, Kestell, FS, RSA
9 Mar MIL 2 35km from Bukavu, S Kivu Province, DRC
12 Mar Z9 1 Lusaka City Airport, Lusaka, Zambia
23 Mar Bell 206B 0 Mayors Walk, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, RSA
30 Mar Agusta A109 5 Kruger Park, South Africa (on rhino protection)
04 Apr RH44 1 Alongside N1 Nylstroom, Limpopo, RSA
05 Apr MIL 0 Nr US Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia
12 Apr MIL 5 Nr Ouro Modi, 56km southeast of Sevare, Mali
23 Apr RH44 4 Sondagskraal, nr Schoemanskloof near Nelspruit MP, RSA
31 May Military Helicopter 9 Abu Kershola, north east of South Kordofan State, Sudan.
06 Jun Military Training Helicopter 2 Damazin Town, Blue Nile State, Sudan
07 Sep R44 0 On a farm 10 nautical miles of Eshongwe Settlement, KZN, RSA



FIXED WING INCIDENTS AND HAZARDS REPORT TO GAC NOV 2013


INC HAZ DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATAL ITIES CIRCUMSTANCES OP TYPE
INC 01 Nov ULAC Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Engine power loss. A/C landed safely PVT
INC 07 Nov B737-800 En-route Mumbai (India) to Cairo (Egypt) 0 Cabin did not pressurise on departure from Mumbai COM
INC 09 Nov A380-800 En-route from Paris (France) to Johannesburg (RSA) 0 Descending towards Johannesburg the crew selected flaps position 1, when a Power Control Unit failed causing the green hydraulic system to fail as well. The crew used the alternate landing gear extension, continued the approach and landed the aircraft safely on Johannesburg's runway 03L at what appears a rather normal speed. The aircraft was able to vacate the runway, then it was towed to the apron. COM
INC 12 Nov B737-800 En-route from Cairo (Egypt) to Frankfurt (Germany) 100nm north of Alexandria (Egypt) 0 The crew squawked loss of communication due to a stuck microphone, descended the aircraft to FL305, turned around and set course to return to Cairo. COM
INC 13 Nov Aero Commander Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 No "Greens" indicated. A/C landed safely TRNG
INC 14 Nov PA28 Arrow Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Runway excursion after landing TRNG
INC 17 Nov Possibly B767 Outer Marker of Cape Town International Airport, RSA 0 A large spring sheared off an aircraft and then landed in a garden in Welgelegan, CP, RSA COM
INC 23 Nov Cessna 310 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 No "Greens" indicated. A/C landed safely COM
INC 24 Nov PA28 Archer Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Radio failure. A/C landed safely TRNG
INC 25 Nov Diamond Ilorin, Nigeria 0 The a/c crashed during a routine exercise. TRNG



ROTOR WING INCIDENTS AND HAZARDS REPORTED TO GAC NOV 2013


INC HAZ DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATALITIES CIRCUMSTANCES OP TYPE
NONE



AERODROME HAZARDS
DATE REPORTED AERODROME HAZARD
November Kadugli, N. Sudan Security Risk
November Cape Town, RSA Heliport - bird hazard
November Rand Airport, RSA Guinea Fowl hazard
November Lanseria, RSA Bird hazard
November O.R. Tambo, RSA Bird hazard



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02 Dec 2013 Dangerous Goods - Recurrent Verity Wallace R 750=00
09-13 Dec 2013 Integrated Safety Management Course Various R 5,130=00
13 Jan 2014 CRM - Recurrent Verity Wallace R 950=00
13 Jan 2014 Dangerous Goods - Recurrent Verity Wallace R 750=00
20-21 Jan 2014 Quality Assurance Dan Drew R 2,250=00


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6. USE OF AUTOMATION EYED IN AIR CRASHES



Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they are sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.



Increasing automation has been a tremendous safety boon to aviation, contributing to historically low accident rates in the USA and many other parts of the world. But automation has changed the relationship between pilots and planes, presenting new challenges.



Pilots today typically use their "stick and rudder" flying skills only for brief minutes or even seconds during take-offs and landings. Mostly, they manage computer systems that can fly planes more precisely and use less fuel than a human pilot can. But humans simply aren't wired to pay close and continual attention to systems that rarely fail or do something unexpected.



"Once you see you're not needed, you tune out," said Michael Barr, a former Air Force pilot and accident investigator who teaches aviation safety at the University of Southern California. "As long as everything goes OK, we're along for the ride. We're a piece of luggage."



The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day investigative hearing Dec. 10-11 on the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet that was flying too low and slow while trying to land at San Francisco International Airport in July. The plane struck a seawall just short of the runway, shearing off its tail and sending the rest of the airliner sliding and turning down the runway before breaking apart and catching fire. Three passengers were killed and scores of others injured. The hearing will focus on "pilot awareness in a highly automated aircraft," the board said. Investigators want to know how the three seasoned pilots allowed a passenger jet with no apparent mechanical problems in near-perfect weather conditions to lose speed so dramatically that it was on the brink of stalling moments before the crash. The pilot flying the plane was attempting to land without use of the autopilot. Normally, the pilot in the second seat is supposed to have his eyes on the plane's computer screens to monitor airspeed and other readings, rather than looking out the window. In this case, the second pilot was a training captain who was grading the performance of the pilot flying the plane. The training captain told investigators he thought the plane's auto-throttle was maintaining engine power and thus speed, but discovered that wasn't the case just moments before the crash.



The auto-throttle was "armed," or made ready for activation, investigators said in briefings after the accident, but they left open the question whether it was engaged and in idle or another mode. Aircraft systems can have many modes, or settings, and perform quite differently depending upon the mode. Pilot "mode awareness" is a more common automation-related problems showing up in accidents and incidents, according to an automation study released last month by the Federal Aviation Administration. Mode changes occur frequently during flight, often without any direct action by pilots. If pilots aren't continually paying close attention, they can lose track of which mode their systems are in. Pilots also make mistakes when selecting modes. Mode selection errors were cited in 27 percent of the accidents reviewed in the FAA study.



Less than six weeks after the Asiana crash, a United Parcel Service cargo jet flying too low while trying to land in Birmingham, Alabama, USA., struck trees and then a power line before crashing into a hillside near the airport. Both pilots were killed. In that case the autopilot was on, and seconds before the crash there was a loud automated warning that the plane was losing altitude too rapidly, according to investigators. The investigation is continuing, but some safety experts see a possible link between the two accidents.



"I think mode awareness is going to be very central in both investigations," said John Cox, an aviation safety consultant and former accident investigator for the Air Line Pilots Association. "In both cases the airplane appears to have been properly maintained, everybody is properly trained. A lot of the focus is on how the crew operated the airplane so that it ended up with the airplane short of the runway." The Asiana accident was the first fatal crash of a passenger airline in the U.S. since a regional airline pilot lost control of his plane during a landing approach in Buffalo, N.Y., in February 2009. In that crash, investigators found the two pilots weren't closely monitoring airspeed and failed to notice when the speed began dropping rapidly. The plane plummeted to the ground, killing all 49 people on board and a man in a house below. There was nothing mechanically wrong with the plane, and the captain should have been able to regain control of the plane if he had responded correctly to an automated stall warning, investigators said. Such "loss of control" accidents accounted for 43 percent of fatal passenger airline and air cargo accidents over the five years that ended in December 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association, which represents carriers around the world.



Last month, the FAA issued new pilot training regulations calling for more attention to teaching pilots how to recover from stalls.



By: JOAN LOWY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND REPRODUCED COURTESY OF CURT LEWIS.



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8. BOEING: 15 AIRLINES WARNED OVER HIGH-ALTITUDE ICE



Fifteen airlines have been warned about the risk of ice forming on Boeing's new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes.
The issue - affecting some types of engines made by General Electric when planes fly near high-level thunderstorms - prompted Japan Airlines to cancel two international routes.



There have been six incidents since April when aircraft powered by GE engines lost power at high altitude. The Boeing 747-8 series and the new 787 Dreamliner are the only types of aircraft affected by the high-altitude icing issue.



The new warning was given to airlines including Lufthansa, United Airlines and Japan Airlines. It says aircraft with the affected engines - GE's GEnx - must not be flown within 50 nautical miles of thunderstorms that may contain ice crystals. As a result, Japan Airlines (JAL) has decided to withdraw Dreamliners from service on the Tokyo-Delhi and Tokyo-Singapore routes.
"Boeing and JAL share a commitment to the safety of passengers and crews on board our airplanes. We respect JAL's decision to suspend some 787 services on specific routes," a Boeing spokesman said, according to Reuters news agency.



A GE spokesman told the agency the aviation industry was experiencing "a growing number of ice-crystal icing encounters in recent years as the population of large commercial airliners has grown, particularly in tropical regions of the world". He said GE and Boeing were hoping to eliminate the problem by modifying the engine control system software. British Airways use Rolls Royce engines on their Dreamliners. They are not affected by the warning, says the BBC's Ben Geoghegan.



Orders increase

Despite the issues, the Dreamliner is still considered to be one of the most advanced planes in the industry and remains popular. Boeing has received orders for more than 1,000 jets since its launch and last month, it announced plans to raise production of the 787 Dreamliner to 12 per month by 2016. That would be an increase from its target for the end of this year of 10 planes a month.



9. NEWS FROM THE JOHANNESBURG AIRPORTS



FAGM - RAND AIRPORT, GERMISTON

www.randairport.co.za
The 2014 Grand Rand Show will take place on the 17th August 2013



Rand Airport Management are looking for someone to assist with the removal of about 150 Guinea Fowl from the airport.

The next Safety Meeting will be held at 09.00 on Tuesday 5th February 2014



FAGC - GRAND CENTRAL AIRPORT, MIDRAND -
www.grandcentral.co.za


The runway will be closed on 27th December for urgent maintenance.

The next Safety Meeting is to be held at 12.00 on Tuesday 7th January 2013.




FALA - LANSERIA AIRPORT -
www.lanseriaairport.co.za
The next Safety Meeting will be held at 12.00 on Tuesday, 12th February 2014



10. COMMERCIAL AIRLINE / AIRPORT INFORMATION



The bottom line: The Supreme Court of Israel has ruled that El Al - Israel Airlines - can refuse to carry monkeys on board its flights for experimental purposes.


At the Dubai Airshow,
Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent to purchase 50 more Boeing 777-9Xs and 5 A330-200 Freighters.


Etihad continues its strategy of buying strategic stakes in foreign airlines, buying a 3rd of Darwin Airline SA (Switzerland-based) and rebranding the company "Etihad Regional".
Etihad is launching flights to Zurich from 1 June 2014, creating 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Zurich, via Abu Dhabi. The flights to Zurich will link Etihad up with Darwin's European flights.


African low-cost carrier
Fastjet will begin flying to Lusaka, Zambia from its home base of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Feb. 1, 2014, inaugurating its second international route. Flights on the new route will initially operate twice a week using the airline's Airbus A319 aircraft. Fastjet interim chairman and CEO Ed Winter said: "The launch of our second international route to Lusaka moves Fastjet further along the path to becoming a truly pan African carrier. We are incredibly pleased that, in accordance with our planned growth strategy, the roll-out of our international route network is now gaining real momentum and we are fulfilling our promise to the people of Africa to democratize air travel across the continent." The airline is also marking its first full year of flight operations from Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere airport. Winter said, "We see the end of our first year as just the beginning for Fastjet and we remain steadfastly committed to becoming the first true, pan African low-cost airline, launching more international routes and domestic networks." In its first year, the airline has carried more than 355,000 passengers on its domestic network in Tanzania and internationally to Johannesburg in South Africa, and early indicators point to a busy festive season.


The world's largest helicopter - the Utsky


The photograph is of the world's largest helicopter, which happened to be on the tarmac in Dease Lake, British Colombia recently It is to be used for taking mining equipment
and cargo out to a new mine called Galore Creek and is owned by a Russian company. The Utsky could not land at the air strip at Bob Quinn Lake because it wasn't a paved area so it had to land in Dease Lake until the landing site at Bob Quinn Lake could be inspected. Apparently its rotor wash will pick up and fling rocks, up to 12 inches in diameter, around like leaves


Some stats:

- Russian crew of 6, 2 Pilots, 1 Navigator, 2 Engineers
(mechanics) and 1 Cargo Officer. It can accommodate; - a semi-trailer; - 75 troops
It uses 2000 litres of fuel per hour, It has a 580 km range, it costs $30,000/hr to rent/hire, it is 40 metres long, it has 8 blades each of which is 2 feet wide


The Russian built 'Sky Crane', which is being used for lifting lumber out of inaccessible mountain areas, was big but this makes a 'Sky Crane' look like a mosquito by comparison. YouTube:



10. SAFETY/SECURITY TIPS OF THE MONTH



ATC and the Search and Rescue Team (S&R) ask that all GA/Private Pilots ensure that they file a Flight Plan (FPL) for their trips. If pilots deviate from their intended route and land somewhere else then they should let ATC know so that S&R teams are not sent out on a wild goose chase. Please let your NoK as detailed on your FPL know the telephone numbers for S&R in case of an emergency arising.



Kenya (Security threat level - 4):


On 27 November 2013 the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued updated travel advice for Kenya, which reads in part as follows: "Terrorist attacks may target official buildings like government offices and law enforcement personnel or facilities, and may also target Somali government interests in Kenya. Attacks could be indiscriminate and may occur in places frequented by foreigners like hotels, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, supermarkets, buses, shopping centres and beaches. Attacks have also previously targeted places of worship including churches and mosques. Be particularly vigilant in these areas.



"There has been a spate of grenade, bomb and armed attacks in Nairobi (especially the area of Eastleigh), Mombasa, and North Eastern Province by Kenyan domestic extremists.



Mali (Security threat level - 4):


The U.S. Embassy in Bamako issued the following Security Message on 27 November 2013, which reads as follows: "The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this message to alert U.S. citizens that several groups have called for demonstrations to take place over the next few days in Bamako. "The Groups 'SOFA' and 'APPEL DU MALI' are planning a march to demonstrate their frustration over management of the situation in Kidal. This march is expected to start November 27 at 8:00 a.m. at the Place de la Liberté, proceed along the Boulevard de l'Independence, and end at the Prime Minister's office (Primature). The march may also move towards the French Embassy and the headquarters of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) at the Hotel l'Amitié. "The Wives of Disappeared Red Berets are planning a demonstration on November 30 at the Prime Minister's office (Primature) in an effort to encourage ex-Captain Sanogo's appearance in court.



"Malian security forces will likely show a heavy presence around town for these events. Malian Police, Gendarmerie, and the National Guard will be armed with riot gear, including tear gas, to prevent demonstrations. The Embassy recommends avoiding these areas. U.S. citizens should remember that even demonstrations and gatherings intended to be peaceful can, without advanced warning, become violent. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid crowds, political gatherings, and street demonstrations, and to exercise caution within the vicinity of any demonstration.



"U.S. citizens are encouraged to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their surroundings, including local events; and to monitor local news stations for updates. You should maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities. U.S. citizens should also avoid photographing any official object of the Government of Mali or international forces like MINUSMA, including infrastructure, facilities, buildings, and individuals, since this may be against local law. Enforcement of these rules is strict and has resulted in several recent arrests.

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