Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (October 30, 2019)

Location: Near Fourah Bay College, Mount Aureol, Freetown Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place today, at or near Fourah Bay College related to student elections. US government personnel are advised to avoid roads to and from Fourah Bay College until after 4:00 pm local time. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media for updates. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (September 19, 2019)

Location: Government Center, Tower Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone US Embassy, Southridge/Hill Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone Other Diplomatic Missions, Freetown, Sierra Leone Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place today, September 19, 2019.  Reports on social media and on the radio are reporting there are planned demonstrations at the State House, U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic missions. …

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Notice on use of foreign currency while in Sierra Leone – U.S. Embassy Freetown August 29, 2019

  In a public notice dated August 20, the Bank of Sierra Leone announced a prohibition on conducting business in foreign currency. The notice applies to both quoting prices and making payments in any currency other than Leones (Le), and references the Bank of Sierra Leone Act of 2019. The prohibition went into effect immediately, …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Location: APC headquarters and Government Center-area in Freetown, Sierra Leone Event: Violent confrontations currently reported between APC supporters and the police at the APC headquarters.  Additionally, there is an increased amount of police in both areas tasked with maintaining order.  Expect the increased security personnel and confrontations to congest traffic in central Freetown. Actions to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Freetown

Location:  Freetown, Countrywide  Event:  Independence Day celebrations will take place over the extended holiday weekend.  Expect crowded conditions at public events. Actions to Take: Avoid Crowds Be Aware of Your Surroundings Monitor Local Media for updates Assistance: U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone +(232) 99100 5000 +(232) 99905029 (after hours) consularfreetown@state.gov U.S. Embassy Freetown Website State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 …

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Demonstrations related to political events in Sierra Leone 

Demonstrations related to political events in Sierra Leone are planned for the central business district of Freetown from December 29-31, 2018. Gloucester Street, Wallace Johnson Street, Shaika Steven Street, Lamaina Sankoh Street and the State Avenue area are expected to be affected by the demonstrations.  Expect traffic congestion and an increased police presence in the area to …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bureh Beach Party

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (December 8-9, 2018) Location: Bureh Beach Event:  December 8 to December 9, 2018, a Sierra Leone political organization is hosting a large beach party.  As with any large gathering, there is a risk of increased petty crime, including pickpocketing.  If travelling south of Freetown, exercise caution and …

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Protest Alert – U.S. Embassy Sierra Leone

Location:  Moriba Village (Southeast of Bo, Southern Region), Sierra Leone Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of continuing protests in the area of Moriba Village in the southern region of Sierra Leone.  The protests are related to an ongoing strike at the Sierra Rutile mine.  Roads may be blocked.  A Town Hall meeting was …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Locations: Lumley and Juba areas of Freetown Event: Civil disorder is expected to continue in Lumley and Juba this evening, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  There is a large police and military presence in these areas.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid these areas. Actions to take: –         Avoid Lumley and Juba neighborhoods –         Monitor local media …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Freetown

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (January 25-26, 2018) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Freetown, Downtown National Electoral Commission Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on January 25 and 26, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m.  On the 25th, Sierra …

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