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Civil Disturbances

November 15, 2010

U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing civil disturbance in the Combatant neighborhood (on the road to Bangui M’Poko airport) of Bangui, Central African Republic.  Soldiers and law enforcement officers are in the area and there are reports that they have discharged their weapons.   

While there are no indications of threats to U.S. citizens, all U.S. citizens are urged to exercise extreme caution and avoid the area.  

U.S. citizens are further reminded to be alert at all times when traveling in Bangui and anywhere in the Central African Republic and to avoid crowds and areas of civil unrest. U.S. Citizens should review the current Travel Warning at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5534.html 

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S and Canada or, for callers in other areas, by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  

The U.S. Embassy in Bangui is located on Avenue David Dacko, tel. (236) (21) 61 02 00.