Africa

Hotel Attacks in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region
Two separate explosions at hotels in Ethiopia’s restive Amhara region within one week have raised concern about whether the incidents are isolated…

Johannesburg Airport Crime
While serious incidents of criminality such as armed muggings or robberies sporadically occur in and around isolated public areas such as beaches and…

Abuja Airport Closure
Nigerian authorities intend to close Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) for six weeks beginning on March 8 in order to have ABV’s…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Libreville (Gabon), Africa Cup of Nations
The United States Embassy in Libreville reminds U.S. citizens in Gabon that the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament will take place in Gabon from…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Banjul (The Gambia), Travel Restrictions
The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens in The Gambia not to travel east of the Denton Bridge into central Banjul until further notice,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Armed Demonstrations - Update
The past weekend’s events, caused by protesting soldiers, have subsided throughout Cote d’Ivoire. Shops are open and traffic has returned to normal.…