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Security Alert – Possible Demonstrations Across Cameroon on September 22
September 18, 2020

U. S. Embassy Yaoundé (September 17, 2020)
Location:  Population centers throughout Cameroon

Event:  The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that several political parties have called for demonstrations around the country on Tuesday, September 22.  The Cameroonian government has not granted permission for these demonstrations.  There will likely be increased law enforcement presence and the potential for conflict between security forces and demonstrators.

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 dual citizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card.