Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon (October 22, 2018)

Location:  Central Post Office, Centre Ville, Yaoundé

Event:  There have been calls on social media for demonstrations at the Central Post Office in Yaoundé on Monday, October 22, in response to the anticipated release of October 7 election results.  Demonstrations may also occur elsewhere in Yaoundé, in Douala, and other urban centers of the country.  There is a heightened security presence throughout urban centers.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Centre Ville area of Yaoundé.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, monitor local news stations, and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • 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 dual citizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.


U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Cameroon Country Information.
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