Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon

Location:  Yaounde

Event:  The Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for demonstrations and unrest related to a reported ban on motorcycle taxis in certain areas within Yaounde.  There is currently a heightened law enforcement presence at roundabouts and other intersections throughout the city.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent.
  • Monitor local news stations.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card.  Since Cameroon does not recognize dualcitizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card.