News & Events

Alert: Clashes between SLP and Protesters

There are ongoing clashes between protestors and the SLP at multiple locations including Lungi, East End, and Downtown. Tear gas has been fired at multiple locations and arrests are being made. Exercise increased caution if you are transiting the city. ASSISTANCE:  U.S. Embassy Freetown (232) 99 105 500 Consularfreetown@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747, 202-501-4444 Sierra Leone Country Specific Information  Enroll ...
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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Freetown

Location: Worldwide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o    Close contact with sick people, including ...
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Monday, August 8 – Potential Protests/Demonstrations/Strikes

There is much chatter around town and on social media concerning Monday, August 8 and potential protests/demonstrations/strikes. Due to this, the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) are deploying additional forces to strategic locations throughout Freetown on Monday. There have been no official demonstration requests submitted to the SLP and no specific locations have been identified for ...
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Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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