Africa

AQIM Affiliate Poses Threat to Religious Groups in the Sahel
The release of another hostage video this June underscores the threat to missionaries in Mali and the Sahel region. Although Western interests are…

OSAC Threat Assessment: AGOA Conference in Lomé, Togo
Togo will host the 2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Conference in Lomé from August 8 -11. This event will bring together senior…

Central African Republic: Security Update
Violence continues across large swaths of territory in the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly its eastern prefectures, despite the Sant’…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Johannesburg (South Africa), Robberies of Passengers…
The U.S. Mission to South Africa advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Planned Demonstrations on July 25
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is planned to take place in Bamako on Tuesday, July 25, beginning at 11:00 at Bourse du…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nairobi (Kenya), August 8 General Elections
Kenya is scheduled to hold elections August 8, 2017. Kenyans will vote for more than 1,800 offices across 47 counties, and campaigning for local and…