Africa

2018: Upcoming Major Elections in Africa
Elections in Africa often increase the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes relatively smoothly, some…

Cholera Outbreak and Street Vendor Protests in Zambia
On January 12, riots erupted in Kanyama, an informal settlement near Lusaka’s central business district, where residents protested against a…

Escalating Attacks on UN Forces in Eastern DRC
On December 7, suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants attacked a United Nations (UN) base at Semuliki, a town located near the Ugandan…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Demonstration Alert: Nairobi (Kenya), Embassy Protest on February 16
There are reports of a possible large demonstration planned at the U.S. Embassy compound today, Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10:00am. As with any…

Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Temporary Suspension of Personnel Travel
As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is temporarily suspending all travel outside of Addis Ababa for Embassy personnel.

Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Resignation of Prime Minister
Following this afternoon’s resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Embassy Addis Ababa is closely monitoring Ethiopia’s reaction. While…