Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Unrest in the Northwest and Southwest Regions

September 23, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations, some violent, occurred in Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, and elsewhere in the Northwest and Southwest regions on September 22, 2017.  Further demonstrations are likely over the next two weeks.  The U.S. Embassy has deferred all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions until October 3.

U.S. citizens are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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