Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mauritania

Location:  Any sub-district in Nouakchott and possibly in other cities and locations across Mauritania Event:  Possible demonstrations concerning release of a detained blogger In light of public debate about the possible release from detention of a controversial blogger, protests are possible at different points throughout Mauritania.  Protesters may gather at any location with minimal prior …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location:   Nouakchott and other Mauritanian Cities Event:  Protests are planned today at the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) near the U.S. Embassy and Dolphin Circle.  Civil unrest and large security deployments are possible near the CENI and throughout Nouakchott today.  There are reports of protesters burning tires and trash in addition to isolated reports of …

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Security Alert – Protests in Nouakchott June 23, 2019

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania Event: Protests are being reported in the Riyadh, Elmina, and Sebkha regions of Nouakchott in response to provisional presidential election results.  Protesters are burning tires and trash, and there have been isolated reports of violence. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of Riyadh, Elmina, and Sebkha Monitor local media for updates Avoid …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location: Mauritania, countrywide Event: Mauritanian parliamentary, regional, and local elections are set for September 1, 2018, and polls are scheduled to be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Election day is an exciting day and we encourage U.S. citizens to be mindful of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations as Mauritanian citizens and residents exercise …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania (May 9, 2018)

Event:  Extremists may use the upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to target U.S. citizens.  Terrorists may employ of variety of tactics.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs and other public venues. Actions to take: Keep a low profile Avoid crowds and demonstrations Be aware of your surroundings Review your personal …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania, Arafat Neighborhood Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott advises U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration by the Mauritanian Opposition Party today, February 5, 2018, at 5:00pm in the Arafat neighborhood.  The group plans to protest the increase in food prices. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the Arafat neighborhood this afternoon …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tevragh-Zeina Area Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott advises U.S. citizens of an increase in crime in the Tevragh-Zeina area of Nouakchott.  Additionally, traffic accidents in Nouakchott rose over 200 percent last year, and driving conditions remain extremely dangerous in Nouakchott. Actions to Take: Use caution when walking or driving at night …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder (December 7, 2017)

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Nouakchott reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of possible protests that may take place in and around Nouakchott today.  Demonstrators may take to the streets to protest an unpopular November 9 Mauritanian court ruling to free a citizen accused of religious heresy. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the possibility of demonstrations and protests taking place throughout Nouakchott.  The embassy recommends avoiding the area around the Presidency and Gemal Abdel Nasser Avenue. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mauritania Travel Warning

October 12, 2017 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to far eastern Mauritania due to the activities of terrorist groups active in the neighboring regions of Mali, including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and those which pose a threat in the greater Sub-Saharan region, such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Calls for Demonstrations in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of calls for two protests today around 1500 hours in Nouakchott. The protests are expected to take place at the Ibn Abbass Mosque and the Russian Embassy. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid these areas from 1430 hours to 1700 hours. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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