Africa

Rwanda Elections
The August 4 Rwandan presidential election almost certainly will result in incumbent President Paul Kagame winning a third seven-year term, despite a…

Kenya Elections: Survey Results and Best Practices
On August 8, Kenyans will go to the polls to vote in general elections. As the elections will likely be contested at both the local and national…

AQIM Affiliate Poses Threat to Religious Groups in the Sahel
The release of another hostage video this June underscores the threat to missionaries in Mali and the Sahel region. Although Western interests are…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pretoria (South Africa), Demonstration on Wednesday,…
The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria encourages all U.S. citizens to avoid the Central Business District (CBD) of Pretoria today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pretoria (South Africa), Demonstration on Wednesday,…
The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria encourages all U.S. citizens to avoid the Central Business District (CBD) of Pretoria today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18
The U.S. Embassy has learned that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Bamako this week. Malian authorities and newspapers report the…