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Alert: Electoral Rallies Expected Today in Dakar and Beyond
February 4, 2024

Members of multiple presidential campaigns have announced plans to gather today.  Supporters are encouraged to conduct similar caravans across Senegal, without providing specific times or locations.  These gatherings and caravans are not expected to be violent, but such events can seriously impede traffic and sometimes escalate into confrontation.  As always, crowds may gather earlier than the scheduled start times.

While these events are often peaceful, they can also quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  American citizens are urged to avoid any areas where such events are ongoing.  If the Embassy receives more specific information regarding dates and times of demonstrations, marches, or gatherings we will send updated alerts.

Actions to take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.


U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal
Route Des Almadies
Dakar, Senegal

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444