Why Prince Charles has pulled out of final leg of Africa tour


Violence between Muslims and Christians in central Nigeria has forced the Prince of Wales to abandon plans to visit a city in the region.

Prince Charles was supposed to be travelling to Jos later this week on the final leg of his four-day royal tour of West Africa with the Duchess of Cornwall. He is said to be “disappointed” about the cancellation of engagements that were to include a discussion on peace-building efforts.

The decision was made “upon advice from the Nigerian government and others involved in security and operational aspects of the visit”, according to a spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

A conflict between mostly Muslim nomadic cattle herders and Christian farmers over land and grazing rights in the region has triggered bloody clashes in which…

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