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The US Coast Guard Cutter THETIS conducts maritime security drills in Sao Tome and Principe

The US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) THETIS conducted a week-long maritime security engagement in Sao Tome and Principe (STP) from March 31 to April 6. During the week, the USCG provided seminars to the STP Coast Guard on boat maintenance, boarding procedures and concluded the security cooperation engagement with a Water Security Exercise (WASEX), which ...
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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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Exit Visas No Longer Required

U.S. Embassy Libreville has confirmed that exit visas for U.S. citizens with residence permits (cartes de séjour) are no longer required. Short-term visitors to Gabon are permitted to stay up to 90 days.  Visitors who wish to remain in the country for longer than 90 days must obtain a residence permit (carte de séjour).  In ...
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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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