Africa

Piracy and Militancy in the Niger Delta
Piracy and maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea dropped by nearly a third from 2014 to 2015. The Nigerian government’s decision in January to extend…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Niamey (Niger), Violent Demonstrations in Niamey
This message is to inform U.S. citizens of that there are reports of violent political demonstrations going on in Niamey between the Rond Point…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Zanzibar Election Security…
General elections in Zanzibar have been announced for Sunday, March 20, 2016. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Curfew Lifted, Travel…
The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou informs U.S. citizens that the government of Burkina Faso has lifted the curfew which it implemented following the…