English teens subjected to mass armed-robbery in Tabora
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Aug 30, 2013 8:50 PM Last Post By: DubinNYC
Aug 25, 2013 2:18 AM
English teens subjected to mass armed-robbery in TaboraKent school group ambushed at gunpoint in Africa, headmaster says
Pupils and staff on a school trip in Africa were forced from a vehicle at gunpoint in a roadside ambush, their head teacher has said.
The group of 14 teenagers, aged 15 to 18, and two members of staff, from Cranbrook School in Kent, were held up in the Tabora region of Tanzania.
Combined with the unsolved Zanzibar anti-British acid attack, it seems as though Tanzanians really want tourists from the UK to leave their nation in a hurry, and not to come back. But why?
Aug 25, 2013 2:58 AM
1It is not the first time that you write such an comment. If you have a personal problem with Tanzania please don't let it out here in the forum. It is not helping, nothing to do with the truth, and only some lines from a person full of hate and misunderstanding. How many people with different skin colors are target of attacks in foreign countries. What the hell are you writing? Leave this forum and let us alone. I also report you to the administrator, that you can post your opinons on the website of the BNP.
Aug 25, 2013 5:15 AM
2The events you are reporting may be facts, but your insinuation that foreigners are in some immediate peril all over Tanzania is ridiculous. People are getting stabbed in London - should there be a travel advisory?
I don't know if you'll be moderated or not, but if you're going to continue posting here, windblowner, you should declare your real interest in Tanzania. Are you just playing out a grudge against the country because something didn't go well for you there? It would not be the first time that someone has gone to Tanzania to do business and lost their shirt (yes, doing business in TZ can be a challenge), then blogged on various sites that it is a dangerous country. Tourism and doing business are two very different realms.
Aug 25, 2013 5:26 AM
3Don't worry, robbers and thieves are not just targeting the English in Tanzania, everyone can be a victim. It is just that do gooder. charity, school groups from England are a easier target.
Tanzania is a great place to visit but just like most places in the world you have to be aware of your surroundings and not show your wealth.
Aug 25, 2013 8:04 AM
4It's one thing to post headlines on here but it's another to 'ditch' a country due to two separate unrelated 'attacks' that both happened in the same country & by chance (it seems to me) were against UK nationals.
As said above, I'm sure we could find some news from the US or Europe about attacks going on there against locals & tourists!
I've travelled to Tanzania many times on a personal & professional basis & NEVER felt threatened or lost anything ... as a female!
Aug 25, 2013 12:55 PM
Aug 25, 2013 10:54 PM
6As I searched the internet I couldn't find anything about this incident. I also ask myself, what had a group of school kids to do in Tabora. I think everything is fabricated by this grassroots guy to spit out hate. He should be banned by the administrator. But nowadays I think no administrator in this forum, that's why there is alreeady a lot of advertising from tour operators. Anyway, this "windmaker" can't be taken serious.
Aug 26, 2013 5:26 AM
Aug 26, 2013 7:11 AM
8johannes and gerard, I googled it as well and came up with several articles about it, from reputable news pages, among them the bbc news report linked in the OP. It also answered your question what these kids were doing in Tabora. So I don't think windblowner made it up - which doesn't make the conclusions he/she draws any less ridiculous, of course.
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