Quebec woman and Italian friend missing in Burkina Faso

A 34-year-old Quebec woman and her 30-year-old Italian friend have gone missing while they were travelling together in West Africa, according to her family.

In a Facebook group, the family of Edith Blais, said she and her friend Luca Tacchetto were driving through Burkina Faso when they disappeared. They were last heard from on Dec. 15 when Blais posted photos from their trip to Facebook.

Blais, who is from Sherbrooke, Que., met Tacchetto, a 30-year-old architect, in Canada two years ago, the family said.

Very unfortunate news for the families. Burkina Faso is not the worst spot in Africa but still not the sort of place to be kicking about – Canada has issued a travel warning regarding the high risk of Muslim terror activity. Based on her FB page it appears Ms. Blais may have been an idealist.