Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea, October 16, 2018 and October 18, 2018

Location:Conakry, Guinea

  • Matoto Marche
  • Autoroute
  • 28 Septembre Stadium, Dixinn
  • Rue de la Prince
  • Bambeto Traffic Circle
  • Hamdallaye Mosque Traffic Circle

Event: A ville morte (general strike) has been called for Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and a protest march and rally for Thursday, October 18, 2018.

The march on Thursday is planned to begin in the vicinity of the Matoto Marche and the march will take place along the Autoroute to the 28 Septembre Stadium in Dixinn, where the rally is to be conducted. At this time, the government has not approved this march and rally.

The possibility of sporadic pop up protest activity in Conakry today and Thursday is high. Typical locations for this protest activity include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto Traffic Circle, to the Hamdallaye Mosque Traffic Circle. Though not directed specifically against American or Western interests, when violence does occur during these protests they often take the form of blocking traffic, burning tires in the streets, and throwing rock and debris at passing vehicles.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the local media for updates;
  • Avoid the area of protests or increased activity, particularly those listed above;
  • Avoid crowds;
  • Avoid demonstrations;
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Phone number: +224-65-10-40-00

Email address: ConConakry@state.gov

https://gn.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry, Guinea, and is open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. You may also call 657-10-4444 during normal business hours, 657-10-4311 during after-hours for emergencies.
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