Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration – Election Security Reminder

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration – Election Security Reminder July 25, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a political party has announced a protest march on July 25 at 1400 from the Place de L’Independence to the Ministry of Interior.  This march is associated with upcoming ...
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Security Message – Recurring Protests at Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University June 2017

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that over the past few months there have been a high number of protests originating at and taking place around Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University.  Senegalese authorities have been responding to the protests quickly and fortunately there has been little to no impact on Embassy Operations. Protests, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Guinea-Bissau

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Guinea-Bissau May 31, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of demonstrations in Guinea-Bissau. In addition, the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea-Bissau, known as ECOMIB, has begun a planned withdrawal of its peacekeeping forces from the country. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus March 13, 2017   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for Guinea Bissau regarding the risk of Zika virus infection . Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their medical provider and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions January 18, 2017   Due to the current political instability in the region, U.S. Embassy personnel have been restricted from travelling within 50 miles of the Senegal- The Gambia border and have been advised to avoid military bases and troop transports. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Landmines in the Ziguinchor and Sedhiou Administrative Regions

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Landmines in the Ziguinchor and Sédhiou Administrative Regions November 29, 2016   The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about the continued risk of landmines in the administrative regions of Ziguinchor and Sédhiou. Though ongoing demining efforts continue to reduce this ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Worldwide Caution September 13, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist ...
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Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!   In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots ...
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IRS Webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.   To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link. Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be recorded and made available at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that more demonstrations are currently taking place at Cheikh Diop Universite affecting traffic on the Corniche and Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy has learned of reports that unspecified locations in Senegal, including those associated with westerners, may be the target of an attack by extremists.  The Embassy has also learned of recent attack planning by terrorist groups against unspecified targets in Senegal.  The veracity and credibility of these reports is unknown and it is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are blocking traffic in the Ouakam area and the Corniche from Rond Pont Mamelles to the Mosquée de la Divinité. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are blocking traffic in the Ouakam area in vicinity of the Total Station with spillover impacting traffic along the Corniche in both directions.   Reportedly about 300 people are protesting. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Possible Demonstrations in Banjul

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports that protesters have called for demonstrations on Monday, April 18 in Banjul, The Gambia. The Embassy advises that you avoid demonstrations, large crowds, and areas where demonstrations are likely to occur (including West Field, Kairaba Ave, and Serekunda in Banjul). Exercise caution when moving around the city, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

In light of recent attacks on international travelers in Burkina Faso and Mali and the State Department’s Travel Warning for Burkina Faso , U.S. Embassy Dakar reiterates the importance of practicing good security habits. The U.S. Embassy continues to encourage U.S. citizens to: Be aware of your surroundings, exercise caution, and be vigilant when frequenting popular tourist destinations, crowded public areas, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

In light of reports about an attack at a hotel in Bamako, Mali, the U.S. Embassy reiterates the importance of practicing good security habits wherever you are.  The U.S. Embassy encourages staff and U.S. citizens to: Be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant when frequenting popular tourist destinations and large public areas. Report to local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Chikungunya Virus in Senegal

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Senegal of a public health concern regarding the chikungunya virus, a mosquito-transmitted illness.  According to a Travel Health Notice issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on September 18, the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal has reported 10 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations UCAD and Fann Neighborhood

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that in response to today’s verdict and sentencing of Karim Wade, some protestors have been seen burning tires and throwing rocks at police in the Fann neighborhood near the University of Cheikh Anta Diop and the Corniche. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations PDS Headquarters on the VDN

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that the verdict in the Karim Wade case before the CREI (court for the repression of illicit enrichment) is expected to be announced on March 23. There may be demonstrations in Dakar in response. Possible locations are the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) Headquarters on the VDN, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Crime Incidents on the Corniche, in Ouakam, and in Les Almadies

U.S. Embassy Dakar has received reports of three recent criminal attacks against U.S. citizens, on the Corniche, in the Ouakam neighborhood, and in the Les Almadies neighborhood. The incidents were: A motorcycle rider attempted to snatch the bag of a pedestrian in Les Almadies. This tactic is frequently used in Dakar but this is the ...
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