Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Conakry on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Photo by: U.S. Department of State (IIP Bureau)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Conakry on Tuesday, August 16.  The demonstration is currently expected to take place along Route le Prince, from Bambeto traffic circle toward Stade du 28 Septembre, but is subject to change at any time.  Members of the opposition UFDG political party are gathering to protest general economic conditions, high prices, a lack of meaningful dialog with the ruling party and other issues.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Guinea.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Guinea, located at Transversale No. 2, Centre Administratif de Koloma, opposite the RTG building in Ratoma, Conakry at 657-10-4444  Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S citizens is + 657-10-4311
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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