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2019's Upcoming Major Elections in Africa
Elections in Africa often increase the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes smoothly, the affected state…

OSAC Health Security Snapshot: Lassa Fever in West Africa
UPDATE: OSAC is reissuing this report originally issued in March in the midst of a new outbreak of Lassa Fever, a potentially fatal acute viral…

Burkina Faso Security Update: Terrorism Stirs in the East
Starting in mid-February, a number of attacks targeting local security forces have occurred in the Est/East region of Burkina Faso, with a notable…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Health Alert: Cotonou (Benin), Lassa Fever
The Ministry of Health in Benin confirmed one new case of Lassa fever in Cotonou. Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral…

Security Alert: Cotonou (Benin), Security Concerns in Park W
Due to recent security concerns in regions within close proximity to Benin’s northeastern border, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal…

Health Alert: Cotonou (Benin), Lassa Fever Cases Reported in Department of Borgou
The Ministry of Health in Benin confirmed two cases of Lassa fever with other cases suspected.