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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Conakry (Guinea), Ongoing Protests in Boke

Africa > Guinea > Conakry

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing protests in the region of Boke, Guinea, about 150 miles (250 km) northwest of the capital of Conakry, as well as Kamsar, Sangaredi, and surrounding mining areas. In recent days, youth-led protests have resulted in at least one death and several injuries as protesters have blocked roads and destroyed property. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution in the region. 

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 the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Guinea
  • 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 Conakry, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry, Guinea, and is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m.  You may also call 657-10-4444 during normal business hours, 657-10-4311 during after-hours for emergencies.
  • 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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