Africa

2017 Upcoming Head of State Elections in Africa
Leadership elections in Africa often raise the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes relatively smoothly,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Accra (Ghana), Zika Virus Update
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Accra (Ghana), Safety Considerations at Banda…
The U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware of reports that a group calling themselves “Concerned Members of Banda Ahenkro” has vowed to violently evict all…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niamey (Niger), Teachers' Strike, March 13-17
U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a teachers’ strike that will continue from March 13-17 if a resolution is not reached over the weekend. …