Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauritania (May 9, 2018)   Location:  Nouakchott, Mauritania   Event:  Dangerous late night/early morning high-speed vehicle racing has been reported between the Nouadhibou Road/Al Quods traffic circle, next to the U.S. Embassy, up Nouadhibou Road and to Nouakchott International Airport.  These races typically take place between 22:00 and 05:00 hours ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott has moved

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott has moved. The address of the new location is: Embassy of United State of America Nouadhibou Road, Avenue Al Quds, NOT PRTZ. Nouakchott, Mauritania The main telephone number will remain the same: (222) 4525-2660 or by e-mail at consularNKC@state.gov . The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott maintains helpful information on our website ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania March 6, 2018

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania Event: The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott advises U.S. citizens of a new scam used by criminal gangs to lure and trap unsuspecting persons.  Gangs are now using small children to approach would-be victims pretending to be lost.  When the person stops to speak with the child, the child shows them a piece ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests in Nouakchott: Friday, December 22

United States Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests in Nouakchott: Friday, December 22 December 21, 2017 U.S. Embassy Nouakchott has learned that several groups are calling for protests in and around Nouakchott, including the U.S. Embassy locations, on Friday, December 22 between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. U.S. citizens should avoid Ibn Abbas ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests in Nouakchott

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott has learned that several groups are calling for protests in and around Nouakchott, including the U.S. Embassy locations, on Friday and Saturday, December 15-16. U.S. citizens should avoid Ibn Abbas Square, the Saudi Mosque, and the U.S. Embassy locations. On Saturday, December 16, protests are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protests at U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott is aware that several groups are calling for protests in and around Nouakchott, including those intending to end at the U.S. Embassy, starting today after prayer.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Friday Mosque, the Ibn Abbas Square, and the U.S. Embassy today from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Even demonstrations ...
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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Alcohol is Illegal in Mauritania

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott would like to remind all U.S. citizens in Mauritania that alcohol is illegal in Mauritania and there are no restaurants in the city of Nouakchott that serve alcoholic beverages legally. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens do not go to restaurants in Mauritania that serve alcohol or allow other criminal ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that political opposition parties are planning several protests throughout Nouakchott, and possibly other areas, leading up to and during the August 5 constitutional referendum. The government of Mauritania has denied authorization for some of these planned protests, but demonstrations may still occur. On July 26, violent confrontations occurred between ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott has learned that political opposition parties are planning several protests throughout Nouakchott this weekend, from July 28 until July 30. The government has denied authorization for some of these planned protests, but demonstrations may still occur regardless of authorization. On July 26, violent confrontations occurred between marching protestors and police ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Military Red Zone in Northern Mauritania

The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott informs U.S. citizens the Mauritanian Ministry of Defense has announced a new military red zone in Northern Mauritania. The new red zone is situated between Cheggat, Ain Bentili, Dhar Tichitt, and Lemreyye. Mauritanian authorities now prohibit travel in this area. The Ministry of Defense has advised the public that any ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is currently a large protest being held in the vicinity of the national hospital. The demonstration started yesterday and recently turned violent. Today, protesters have started smashing out windows of vehicles in cars parked and cars driving through the area. Please avoid the area if at all ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Risk of Terrorist Attack

March 21, 2017 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to far eastern Mauritania due to the activities of terrorist groups including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which are active in the neighboring regions of Mali, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS).  The U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Nouakchott

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of two planned protests today, possibly lasting throughout the day in Nouakchott. The protests are expected to take place around the Ministry of Justice and the Azalai Hotel, on Abdel Nasser Avenue. Police are present and are currently using tear gas to disperse the crowds. Avoid this area for ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Risk of Terrorist Attack

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. government has received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in Nouakchott.  This information comes against the backdrop of calls by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for its adherents to carry out ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens 2016: Increase in Crime

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Mauritania that criminal activity in Nouakchott continues to rise.  In recent months, a number of homes and private individuals, including U.S. citizens, have been targeted by violent criminals.  In Nouakchott, armed robberies and burglaries are occurring at homes as well as on busy streets in broad daylight.  Some ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Nouakchott

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott alerts U.S. citizens to continued violent protests at Carrefour Madrid near Marché Capital. Protests may continue throughout the week and into the weekend.   Police presence has increased in the area as well as throughout Nouakchott. U.S. Embassy personnel and U.S. citizens in Nouakchott are advised to avoid these areas until the protests ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Nouakchott

November 11, 2014 U.S. Embassy Nouakchott has received reports of a possibly violent protest at Carrefour Madrid near Marché Capital that could continue into the night.  U.S. Embassy personnel and all U.S. citizens in Nouakchott are advised to avoid these areas for the time being.  Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Regional Threat to Western Schools and Teachers

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other Western schools and teachers in Muslim-majority countries, specifically mentioning Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Maadi, Egypt, as locations with high concentrations of potential targets.  While the Embassy is unaware of any specific, credible threat against any American school or individual in Mauritania, ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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