Near Port Selao
It’s official. The African Union (AU) has sealed the borders into neighbouring countries. Now only people travelling with proper letters of transit will be allowed to leave. On the one hand, this is no surprise. Even though the AU has left the country, they’re still trying to control the flow of illegal weapons, and to stop any new mercenaries from slipping across the border. On the other hand, there are thousands of innocent people left behind who are desperate for a way out.
Getting these transit papers won’t be easy. Basic travel has become dangerous since the AU’s departure. The streets are empty save for armed militia from either the APR or the UFLL.
I spoke with a priest from a small parish (he’s asked his name not be use for fear of retribution) and he told me he’s helped establish a drive to secure documents for the many stranded citizens throughout the country, but they’re having trouble finding anyone who’s prepared to deliver these papers. It’s a risky job that could cost one his life. What they need is a mercenary ready to take on the two factions, and that’s not something they’ll easily find.