NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:31 AM
The verbal conflict with Saudi Arabia and the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister have led to the country getting into a political crisis. A country that has withstood the worst of extremist groups terrorism attacks, the country acting as a base for many of them. Even situations that seem minor such as protests and smaller disputes can sometimes turn violent. This situation does not really influence the overall safety levels, as the capital is one of the safest in the volatile Middle East and North Africa region, but keep you guard on even as you travel in the country.
The capital, Bamako, frequently suffers from terrorism attacks, as well as the central and northern parts of the country. Most incidents occur at restaurants and hotels. An example is an unfortunate incident in 2015 in the capital that involved a number of people taken hostage and killed in a Radisson hotel.