Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 30, 2019)

Location:  Libreville, Gabon Event:  In honor of Labor Day, a government-sponsored parade is expected to take place on May 1 on the Boulevard Triomphal.  Police will be deployed and traffic will be diverted away from the area of the parade. Some civil society organizations have also announced plans to demonstrate against the government’s policies on the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Following the student demonstrations since April 8, 2019, the Gabonese government announced on April 10 that secondary public schools would be closed until further notice.  Some private schools remain open.  U.S. citizens who might be impacted by this are advised to communicate with school officials for updated information on school status. U.S. citizens should be …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (January 7, 2019)

Location:  Countrywide Event:  In light of recent anti-government activity, the U.S. Embassy has requested that Embassy personnel restrict their movements to the area north of Léon-Mba International Airport from dusk tonight until dawn tomorrow.  Embassy personnel and their families are advised to continue to exercise increased caution tomorrow by avoiding the downtown area and limiting …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government military activity underway. According to media reports, possible anti-government military activity is underway in Gabon.  There are reports of shots being fired at multiple locations in the city.  Travel within Libreville is limited, with checkpoints in Sabliere, on the road in front of the airport, and other locations throughout the …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon release date

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government activity. Following media reports of anti-government activity and gunshots fired in Libreville early this morning, the Embassy has advised the family members of U.S. citizen employees and local staff members to remain in their homes today.  Out of an abundance of caution as we further assess the situation, the Embassy …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon release date

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government military activity underway. According to media reports, possible anti-government military activity is underway in Gabon.  There are reports of shots being fired at multiple locations in the city.  Travel within Libreville is limited, with checkpoints in Sabliere, on the road in front of the airport, and other locations throughout the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon (October 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon  (October 8, 2018) Location:   Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe Event:  A large crowd gathered in the city of Sao Tome near the Election Commission Headquarters at approximately 19:00 on Monday, October 8, 2018.   The crowd reportedly dispersed after a confrontation with the National Police. U.S. government personnel …

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Protest Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (February 5, 2018)

Location: Libreville, Gabon Event: Taxi drivers are currently on strike to protest mistreatment by police. Their refusal to work has resulted in an increase in transportation costs and disruptions to the transit system. Student groups have blocked public roads and protested in Awendje and PK12. Police are using tear gas to disperse protestors. Actions to …

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