Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (October 17, 2019) Location: São Tomé and Príncipe

Event:   There have been reports of demonstrations near Universal Church of the Kingdom of God locations in São Tomé since Wednesday, October 16.  The demonstrations reportedly concern the conviction and sentencing of a São Tomean pastor associated with the church by a court in Côte d’Ivoire.  Local media outlets have reported incidents of violence and vandalism near several Universal Church of the Kingdom of God locations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid Universal Church of Kingdom of God locations in São Tomé and Príncipe, including the locations in the capital, Trindade, and Bom-Bom.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon

+241 01 45 71 00



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

São Tomé and Príncipe Country Information:

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