Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 16 Knife Attack in Libreville Market.

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville advises U.S. citizens that two Danish citizens were injured in a knife attack at an artisan market in downtown Libreville on December 16. The suspect, a citizen of Niger residing in Gabon, was apprehended. An investigation is ongoing. We take this opportunity to remind you to review your personal security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Assault at Village des Artisans (Centreville)

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at around 11:30 a.m., two foreign nationals were stabbed by a male in the artisan markets at 763 Avenue du Colonel Parent, Villages Des Artesans, located in downtown Libreville. The suspect was apprehended by the police and the individuals are receiving medical treatment. The motive for the assault, and the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Rally at Jean Ping’s Headquarters April 25, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville has learned that a political rally is scheduled to take place on August 25 at Jean Ping’s Headquarters.  There are increased police checkpoints throughout the city, including one going northbound at Lycee d’Etat that is pulling over many motorists.   This may result in blocked roads and transportation disruptions. Even demonstrations ...
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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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