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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