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 crowds
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Keep a low profile


  • U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

+222 4525-2660

+222 3662-8163 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444