The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of calls for two protests today around 1500 hours in Nouakchott. The protests are expected to take place at the Ibn Abbass Mosque and the Russian Embassy.
The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid these areas from 1430 hours to 1700 hours.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information:
- See theState Department’s travel websitefor theWorldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, andMauritania Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in theSmart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy inMauritania,located at The U.S. Embassy is located between the Presidency building and the Spanish Embassy on Rue Abdallaye. The postal address is B.P. 222, Nouakchott, Mauritania, at + (222) 4525-2660,Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Friday 8 a.m. to 12: 00 a.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + (222) 3662-8163.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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