Africa

OSAC Snapshot: Gambia Update
The political crisis in The Gambia may be over, but violence precipitated by former President Yahya Jammeh’s attempt to hold on to power following…

AQIM Merger in Mali Poses Threat to Sahel Region
The vast desert area of the Sahel region has long been considered a hotbed for militancy, with an active presence of various extremist groups. In…

Cholera Outbreak in Ethiopia
Some global health experts believe that Ethiopia is in the midst of a cholera outbreak, which may have begun in January. The Government of Ethiopia,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Ongoing Threat of Attacks in Bamako…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Abuja (Nigeria), Eid-al-Fitr Holiday Closures
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos will be closed on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 in observance of…