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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Conakry (Guinea), Planned Political Demonstrations

Africa > Guinea > Conakry

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that political parties and civil society organizations are planning a series of demonstrations against delays in holding local elections.  According to these reports, four separate demonstrations are currently planned as listed below.  Please note that these dates and locations are subject to change:

  1. Kaloum, Conakry, Sunday July 16
  2. Matoto, Conakry, Saturday July 22
  3. Ratoma, Conakry, Sunday July 23
  4. Nationwide, throughout Guinea, Wednesday August 2

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. Vehicles attempting to pass through areas where protests occur are frequently targeted by people throwing rocks.

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, at +(224) 655-10-4000, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(224) 657-10-4311.
  • 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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