Africa

Gabon: Post-Election Protests Likely
Gabon is holding its presidential election on Saturday, August 27. The country will likely experience some anti-government demonstrations if, as many…

Unrest in Ethiopia
Recent demonstrations have led to violent clashes between protestors and security forces in the Oromia and Amhara regions, home to Ethiopia’s largest…

São Tomé’s Contentious Election Will Not Lead to Violence
The small archipelago state of São Tomé and Príncipe is likely to remain free of serious political violence despite this summer’s contentious…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nairobi (Kenya), Tokyo International Conference on…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit is scheduled to take…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Maputo (Mozambique), Public Demonstration in Maputo…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the non-governmental organization (NGO) Painel de Monitoria do Dialogo para Paz has announced via social…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Freetown (Sierra Leone), Spontaneous Demonstrations
The Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the ongoing possibility for spontaneous demonstrations throughout Sierra Leone. Demonstrations in one city have…