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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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Operations

The United States Embassy in Libreville will be open, but with limited operations, on Friday, September 23.  The limitation of operations is due to the likelihood of transportation problems throughout the city stemming from an expected Constitutional Court ruling. Visa services and other routine consular services have been cancelled, but emergency services for U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Post-Election Civil Disturbance in Gabon

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about the strong possibility of demonstrations and civil disturbance after the Gabonese Constitutional Court announces its ruling regarding the disputed Gabonese presidential election results.  The Court’s decision is expected to be announced on or around September 23. Roads may be blocked and transportation, including commercial air travel, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Post-Election Civil Disturbance

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that sporadic vandalism, fires, road blocks, and security operations continue in limited parts of Libreville and other cities throughout Gabon. The airport in Libreville is open and operational, and commercial flights are available. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Disturbance

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that widespread, violent demonstrations, rioting, looting, and road blocks continue, both in Libreville and other cities throughout Gabon. At this time the airport in Libreville is open and operational and commercial flights are available. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens remain in a safe location and avoid non-essential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that widespread, violent demonstrations, rioting and looting have taken place in Libreville, particularly in the area of Cite de la Democratie-Voie Express-Boulevard Triomphal, and extending through many of the city’s central and southern neighborhoods following the announcement of presidential election results.  Further protests and demonstrations are expected ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations have been reported in Libreville in the area of Cite de la Democratie-Voie Express-Boulevard Triomphal, which police have attempted to disperse with tear gas. Further protests and demonstrations are possible throughout Gabon following the announcement of the results of the Gabonese presidential election. Even demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens of the possibility of protests and demonstrations throughout Gabon in the lead up to and aftermath of the Gabonese presidential election. The election will be held on Saturday, August 27. Election results may be announced as early as the evening of Monday, August 29. In the past, ...
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Rally and March Expected at Rond Point de Nkembo

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of a planned political rally and march scheduled to take place on March 10.  The march is scheduled to depart at 10:00 am from the Rond point de Nkembo and has as its destination l’Assemblée Nationale.   The march assembly area is near-to Eglise St Michel church.  Police ...
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Update on Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. embassy has received reports that the body of Andre Mba Obame has not departed for Oyem as originally scheduled.  There are large crowds and a heavy police presence near the Leon Mba International airport. U.S. citizens are urged to continue avoiding the area around the airport and to exercise caution within the vicinity ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of the possibility for large crowds and police presence along the routes to/from and at the locations referenced below.  This is an update to the Security Message sent to U.S. citizens on April 24, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid any area with large crowds and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of the possibility for large crowds and police presence near the Leon Mba International Airport and other areas around Libreville on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 in connection with the arrival of Andre Mba Obame’s casket and the subsequent memorial services. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid any ...
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Facts about Ebola Hemorraghic Fever

The first Ebola virus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically.   The natural reservoir host of ebola viruses remains unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the ...
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