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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bangui (Central African Republic), Funeral of FACA Officer

Africa > Central African Republic > Bangui

Funeral services will be held today for the Central African Armed Forces officer killed last week in PK5.  A funeral procession is expected to travel from the Gendarmerie Headquarters at Camp Henry Isamo, located near the Pasteur Institute, to the Fatima neighborhood.  The route is expected to follow Avenue Boganda to the Pont Jackson and then into Fatima.  The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) is expected to provide extra security along the route; nevertheless, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas.

 

U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite the Travel Warning should regularly review their personal security situation.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time.  U.S. citizens in need of assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

For further information:

 

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached from a mobile phone at 00-237-22220-1500 ext. 4341/4023; from a landline dial 00-237-2220-1500. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is 00-237-22220-1500 ext. 4531 from a mobile phone, or 00-237-2220-1500 from a landline. Please note that due to local connectivity issues, not all mobile providers may work at all times.  If you cannot get through, please try another service provider.
  • The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
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