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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #80 on: July 17, 2012, 03:58:57 pm »
It is a very sad situation. Would be interesting to see how the British react on this. The US already made a clear statement that they do not exchange prisoners for hostages. The Israelis however do....They have recently exchanged 30 prisoners for 2 Israeli citizens. Real sad....hope there will be a way
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2012, 04:02:05 pm »
We received news about the video this morning. Was about to ask if anyone has seen or read anything about it. Can't access Youtube here. I'm still in Mali, but in the west - right on the Senegalese border. Visiting a bunch of fellow South Africans on a mine here.
Here's hoping they'll be released soon, unharmed. (one has to remain optimistic about these things...what else is there to do)

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2012, 05:28:13 pm »
Keep your head down jorust!
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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2012, 06:41:42 am »
Keep your head down jorust!

.... and your spirits up :imaposer:
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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #84 on: July 18, 2012, 06:43:25 am »
Keep your head down jorust!

.... and your spirits up :imaposer:

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2012, 02:09:53 pm »
Seriaaas??? Does it work the same way as garlic for vampires??? I'm SO strapping booze all over my bike!!!  :imaposer:

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2012, 02:32:39 pm »
Seriaaas??? Does it work the same way as garlic for vampires??? I'm SO strapping booze all over my bike!!!  :imaposer:

:imaposer: - Booze cruise around Africa :laughing4:
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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2012, 03:22:53 pm »
Seriaaas??? Does it work the same way as garlic for vampires??? I'm SO strapping booze all over my bike!!!  :imaposer:

:imaposer: - Booze cruise around Africa :laughing4:

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #88 on: July 18, 2012, 03:25:59 pm »
Seriaaas??? Does it work the same way as garlic for vampires??? I'm SO strapping booze all over my bike!!!  :imaposer:

:imaposer: - Booze cruise around Africa :laughing4:

Yes and now you even have a nice title for the book you are going to write for us. We already have a 'kinky' 'Warm' Afrikaans roman in the making :spitcoffee:

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2013, 08:30:04 am »
News24 reports that "Stephen Malcolm" is still alive and being held hostage.  Let's hope for a good outcome.
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2013, 09:07:56 am »
Very interestingly I met a Zimbabwean in JHB and he was telling me that his church prays for the hostages every meeting they have and that they are doing everything they can by lobbying political groups to get involved in the negotiation of their release.
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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2013, 09:22:27 am »
wow, nearly 2 years later.....Where is the old time rekkies,,,,,why cant this be resolved like it use to be...
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #92 on: September 17, 2013, 09:40:30 am »
Hope this turns out well. Hell, I really feel for this Person.
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #93 on: September 18, 2013, 12:24:32 pm »
+1....I can't begin to imagine how horrible, how traumatic this must be for them.
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #94 on: September 18, 2013, 04:17:47 pm »
News24 reports that "Stephen Malcolm" is still alive and being held hostage.  Let's hope for a good outcome.

I was also wondering what has happened with Stephen .... Hope he retains faith and that it works out well in the end
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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2013, 04:23:25 pm »
Is these people there for 10 months now?! i cannot believe it,really upsetting....
 

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2013, 04:48:41 pm »
Hope they get released soon and home for Christmas. Really upsetting this.

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2013, 06:04:31 pm »
He's in my thoughts a lot.  When I read about travellers passing through that region I think of him and the other hostages.  With every atrocity that takes place in Nigeria, Niger and Mali, I worry about their safety.  I hope that by now he has a rapport with his captors and that they're reluctant to kill him.

His only hope is that he retains some sort of value to his captors.  If he was a local he'd have been dead a very long time ago.

By now the intelligence networks probably know exactly where he is but won't do anything to help as there are bigger issues.  A stalemate until there is a shift in the relations of power.

Have you read the ride report by 2 Italian-Australian brothers who rode from Cape Town through the DRC Nigeria, Niger and Algeria and then on through Siberia to Magadan?  It's a great read and they paint a telling picture of the situation in the Sahel in 2010.  It's up there with Colebatch and Metaljockey.

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2013, 06:44:49 pm »
wow, nearly 2 years later.....Where is the old time rekkies,,,,,why cant this be resolved like it use to be...

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Re: Biker kidnapped - end of a travelling era in Africa?
« Reply #99 on: September 23, 2013, 10:12:53 am »
wow, nearly 2 years later.....Where is the old time rekkies,,,,,why cant this be resolved like it use to be...

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Wtf
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