• MEWG Meeting - April 2017
    Members of OSAC’s Media and Entertainment Working Group participate in a session on risk from a journalist’s perspective with NBC4 reporter Robert Kovacik on April 21, 2017.
    

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 Reporting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nouakchott (Mauritania), New Military Red Zone in…
The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott informs U.S. citizens the Mauritanian Ministry of Defense has announced a new military red zone in Northern Mauritania.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Francophone Games in Abidjan…
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Côte d’Ivoire that Abidjan will be hosting the Francophone Games from July 21-30,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pretoria (South Africa), Demonstration on Monday,…
The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria would like to inform all U.S. citizens of demonstrations scheduled for Monday, July 17, 2017, in the City of Tshwane, as…