Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Central African Republic Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Bangui Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of ongoing fighting between unidentified groups in the PK5 neighborhood. Casualties have been reported. Actions to Take: The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the PK5 neighborhood and surrounding areas. Avoid non-essential movements and areas where crowds have gathered as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (December 21, 2019)

Location:  Bangui Event:  According to press reports, a political rally is scheduled to take place in the “Boeing” neighborhood southwest of the Bangui International Airport on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1400 hrs. Actions to Take: The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential movements and areas where crowds have gathered as even peaceful demonstrations …

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Central African Republic (CAR) — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime such as armed robbery, assault, sexual assault, carjacking, and homicide is common throughout the country.  Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups fighting for control of territory.  They regularly commit serious crimes, such …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Bangui Event:  National Day celebrations will take place on Saturday, December 1.  A parade is schedule to commence at 09:00 a.m.  The parade route is along Avenue des Martyrs and Avenue de l’Independance.  Roadblocks and protests may occur.  Increased security (FACA and Gendarmerie) presence is expected. A Ville Morte is called for Monday, December …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (October 26, 2018) Location: Bangui Event: Reports of gunfire in several neighborhoods throughout Bangui.  U.S. citizens are advised to stay in their homes or another safe location. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans Remain aware of surroundings Assistance: U.S. Embassy in …

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WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT

Statement from the Press Secretary on Religious Violence in the Central African Republic Foreign Policy Issued on: May 3, 2018 The United States is extremely concerned about recent attacks against civilian centers, including Tuesday’s attack on a Christian church in the Fatima neighborhood of Bangui and the retaliatory attacks on Muslim community members.  We urge Central African …

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Security Alert:  U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (May 1, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Bangui Event:  Gunfire and unrest emanating from Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood, but spreading throughout the city.  There are reports of violence along Independence Avenue and crowds at the PK0 and Boganda roundabouts. Actions to Take: Ensure that you have adequate supplies to shelter in place Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (April 20, 2018) Location: Nationwide Event: Increase in threats and tensions related to activities by armed actors and recent unrest in Bangui. Actions to Take: Ensure that you have adequate supplies to shelter in place Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans Remain aware of …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Date: April 10, 2018 Location: Bangui’s PK5 Neighborhood and 7th Arrondissement Event: On April 10, 2018, MINUSCA and Central African security forces conducted a routine security patrol in Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood when militia fired upon them.  The situation has since escalated.  Gunfire continues to be reported in that neighborhood and other areas of Bangui.  Possible …

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