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Deputy Assistant Secretary Bisa Williams discusses regional security, human rights, and prosperity with President Aziz during visit to Mauritania

Ambassador Bisa Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs, visited Mauritania November 26-29, 2014.  Ambassador Williams consulted with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on regional security issues and on topics related to advancing human rights and prosperity, and eradicating the Ebola Virus Disease.  She also shared perspectives on these subjects ...
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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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