Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections. U.S. Embassy Dakar

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Senegal

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, countrywide Event:  Holidays in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau provide increased risk for criminal activity.  During this time, crimes of opportunity such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, thefts from vehicles, snatch and grab, etc., are more common.  Travelers are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Below are a few steps to help increase …

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Security Alert for Guinea-Bissau – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:   Guinea-Bissau Event:  Ongoing political tensions have resulted in an increased possibility of a deteriorating security situation in and around key government facilities and other areas throughout the country.  Due to concerns about the capacity of the local authorities to respond to future situations, and to ensure the safety and security of U.S. Citizens, we …

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Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24. The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections. The United States applauds …

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Guinea-Bissau Travel Advisory — Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Guinea-Bissau on October 3, 2019. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Guinea-Bissau. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Violent crime is common in Guinea-Bissau. Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport …

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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Event: On February 8, 2019 and again on February 13, there were large-scale demonstrations in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. At least one of the demonstrations completely blocked all vehicular traffic within the city limits of Bissau, requiring people to travel on foot through protestors who were burning tires and damaging property. Due to concerns about the …

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Possible Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Potential areas of protest include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Dakar, Senegal: The VDN Constitutional Council HQ (near the Philip Morris building) The Supreme Court on the Corniche Grand Yoff Medina Place de l’Obelisque The Palais de Justice of Dakar (the regional Court of Dakar, near the Japanese embassy) Area …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (April 16, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal: Place SOWETO, Plateau, Dakar Surrounding areas in downtown Dakar Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 19, 2018.  Certain political organizations have planned a protest of a law on parrainage.  The protest time is unknown but will …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor and Cap Skiring Event: On March 29, 2018, local press reported that gunmen, while stopping and robbing vehicles traveling on the Route Régionale 20 (R20) in the Ziguinchor Region, opened fire on individuals that tried to drive past them. Reports indicate that one Senegalese citizen was killed and one Senegalese and one French …

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Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor Administrative Region of the Casamance Event: Ongoing investigation and operations by Senegalese security forces.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling on RN4 between Ziguinchor and São Domingos.  Any other travel by U.S. government personnel in the Casamance is restricted to paved roads and only permitted during daylight hours. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of scheduled political protests to occur in Bissau on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017 from Chapa Bissau to Praça dos Herois (downtown). Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of three planned protests in the capital of Guinea-Bissau this weekend.  The protests are planned to take place in Missira, Bissau Capital, Bairro Ajuda Espaco Verde, Bissau Capital, and Bairro Cumtum, Bissau Capital.  However, the locations of the protests may change at any time. Even demonstrations intended …

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