Authorities recently declared safe for tourists two regions that had been dangerous because of a secessionist movement and spillover conflict from the civil war in Angola. The regions of Kavango and Caprivi in the north and northeast had been plagued by violence since 1999. Military convoys had been put in place to assure safe transit between the cities of Bagani and Kongola, and tourism, a mainstay of the areas’ economy, had plummeted. Now the convoys have been discontinued and visitors are returning. The end of Angola’s civil war, made possible by the death of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi in February, has allowed the government to stabilize these regions.