Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (13 June 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (13 June 2018)   Location:  Niger Event:  During Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr security measures in Niger remain heightened due to ongoing and persistent threats posed by extremist groups.  U.S. citizens should expect additional police and military checkpoints and increased security throughout the country. Actions to Take: Review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017

U.S. Embassy, Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017     U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that a large demonstration, organized by the Civil Society Association, is ongoing and advises against driving through downtown Niamey today, to include areas near ‎the Grand Marche and Petite Marche. It has been reported that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niger Travel Warning.

October 30, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Risks of Travel in Niger

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Security Awareness October 12, 2017     The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the ongoing risks of travel in Niger related to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and violent crime, especially in the Tillaberi and Diffa regions. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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Terrorist Groups may be Targeting Westerners In Niger’s Diffa Region

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that terrorist groups may be targeting Westerners in Niger’s Diffa region for kidnapping. 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. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat of Kidnapping in Diffa

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that terrorist groups may be targeting western humanitarian workers in Niger’s Diffa region for kidnapping. 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. For further information: ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Teachers’ Strike Continues, March 13 – 17, 2017

United States Embassy Niamey U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a continued teachers’ strike that will be extended from March 13 – 17, 2017, if a resolution is not reached over the weekend. In past instances in which education contractors and teachers have gone on strike, students have become agitated and started spontaneous demonstrations in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Teachers’ Strike, March 13-17

March 10, 2017 U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a teachers’ strike that will continue from March 13-17 if a resolution is not reached over the weekend.  Student unrest and spontaneous demonstrations, some involving burned tires and rocks hurled at bystanders, have been associated with these strikes. Previous student demonstrations have affected the following ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Travel Restrictions for U.S. Embassy Personnel

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger February 9, 2017 U.S Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens the restriction for U.S. Embassy personnel prohibiting travel to Park W are no longer in effect.  The Embassy continues to require that all U.S. Embassy personnel stay in hotels with an armed Nigerien security presence. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review your personal ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens, Niamey

The Embassy has information that there may be an imminent security threat in Niamey. Police are currently investigating the veracity of the information. In the interim, use caution, avoid public gathering places and limit movement within the city. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Country Specific Information for Niger . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. citizen resident in Tahoua region kidnapped, October 15, 2016

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens October 15, 2016   A U.S. citizen resident in Tahoua region, Niger, was kidnapped by an unknown group of assailants on October 14, 2016. The U. S. Embassy Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high. There are no further details regarding the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak September 22, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey, Niger The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on September 21, the Government of Niger confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF).  At this time, the outbreak is thought to be confined to the Tahoua region.  The outbreak was detected through both human and animal cases over the past three ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Niamey Week of August 29

United States Embassy Niamey U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected throughout the week of August 29 to September 3 in the area of the Grand Marché and along the adjacent portions of Avenue de la Liberté. Large crowds are expected in the area in protest of recent municipal actions to clear temporary ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 29, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey   Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 29, 2016   U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected throughout the day on August 29 in the area of the Grand Marché and along the adjacent portions of Avenue de la Liberté. There are large crowds in the area. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Vigilance During Election Season

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increase Vigilance During Election Season February 18, 2016 The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid political rallies, campaign events, polling stations, demonstrations, protests and other large gatherings in advance and after the elections; maintain situational awareness and exercise good judgment; stay alert and aware of ...
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Travel Alert

February 18, 2016 United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC  20520 For travel information, call 888-407-4747. Internet Address:  http://travel.state.gov The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Niger to the upcoming presidential and legislative elections scheduled for February 21 through March 20.  U.S. citizens are reminded of ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations in Niamey

U.S. Embassy Niamey Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations in Niamey February 2, 2016 This message is to inform U.S. citizens of that there are reports of violent political demonstrations going on in Niamey between the Rond Point Sixieme and Rond Point Wadata areas.  There are reports of use of tear gas by the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Your Contact Information with the Embassy

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Update your Contact Information with the Embassy January 11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Niger is in the process of updating contact information of U.S. Citizens visiting or living in Niger in order to improve our communication with U.S. Citizens during emergencies. We are requesting that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 10, 2016

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place from La Place Toumo to La Place de La Concertation on January 10 from approximately 10:00am to noon.  The opposition coalition FPR will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against arbitrary arrests, the recently foiled attempted coup plot, and the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 9, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 9  U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place from La Place Toumo to La Place de La Concertation on January 9 from approximately 8:00am to noon.  The opposition coalition FPR will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of ...
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Transportation Strike on January 7

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens Transportation Strike on January 7 January 6, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Niger informs U.S. citizens of a planned transportation strike scheduled to take place Thursday, January 7, 2016.  Transportation Corporation personnel will conduct a one-day strike, with the stated purpose of leveraging lower gas prices ...
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Demonstration on January 3, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on January 3, 2016 U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Niamey on January 3, 2016 between La Place Toumo and La Place de la Concertation from 9 am to early afternoon.  Civil society activists will be demonstrating ...
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Holiday Security Awareness

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Security Awareness   December 22, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens to increase personal security awareness during the holiday season, which includes the local holiday of Mouloud as well as Christmas and New Year.  The holiday season is upon us and with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey informs U.S. citizens in Niger that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from travelling to or staying at Parc W, the regional national park located on Niger’s border with Burkina Faso and Benin. U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Hotel Restrictions

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Niger that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from frequenting Les Roniers, located in the Goudel neighborhood of Niamey, to include the hotel, restaurant, and grounds.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance. The Embassy continues to require that all U.S. Embassy personnel stay ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Civil Disturbance November 14, 2015

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for civil disturbance on Saturday, November 14, 2015 that could occur with the expected return of former Nigerien National Assembly President Hama Amadou from self-imposed exile. Large numbers of Nigerien security force personnel are expected to be mobilized throughout the country including in Niamey where there ...
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Demonstration: October 25, 2015

United States Embassy Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration: October 25, 2015  U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place on Sunday, October 25 in Niamey starting at Rond Point Sixieme and continuing to Place de la Concertation from 8 am until early afternoon.  The opposition parties will be ...
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Demonstration October 21, 2015

United States Embassy Niamey  Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration: October 21, 2015 U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place on October 21 in Niamey starting at vocational schools and continuing to the Ministry of Education from 9 am until early afternoon.  The group of vocational student protesters will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 19, 2015

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place today in Niamey on Tillaberi Road near Yantala Cemetary from now until afternoon.  The group of student protesters will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against lack of teacher pay reforms.  Please remember, even ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Closure of Border with Burkina Faso

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Niger that land borders between Burkina Faso and Niger are reportedly closed.  Additionally, the Ouagadougou International Airport is closed and all flights in and out of Ouagadougou have been cancelled until further notice. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens in Niger intending to travel to Burkina Faso visit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration (September 4, 2015)

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place today in Niamey at the Arena de Lutte National from 3:30 pm to early evening. The Front Patriotique et Republican will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the Ministry of the Interior’s refusal to recognize their legitimacy. Please remember, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Security Reminder

In light of recent terrorist attacks in multiple countries, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups in the Sahel may seek to target foreigners.  U.S. citizens should be alert to the possibility of kidnapping and take steps to mitigate their possibility of becoming a victim.  The Embassy reiterates its standing guidance ...
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United States Embassy Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Personal Awareness during Ramadan

The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and maintain awareness of your surroundings during the month of Ramadan, observed in Niger from mid-June to mid-July. Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the Travel Warning for Niger , and to remain alert for potentially ...
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On-Going Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak in Niger

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens Meningitis Outbreak  April 23, 2015 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that schools in Niamey are closed because of an on-going meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Niger, concentrated in the areas of Niamey and Dosso.  Since January, Niger has reported more than 1034 cases and at least ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Embassy School Policy (March 19, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to ongoing security concerns, schools attended by children of official U.S. citizens now require the presence of armed guards. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Niger to exercise caution, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to increase security awareness, and pay attention to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder to Increase Vigilance

The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing attack and kidnapping threat posed by terrorist groups in the Sahel against Westerners. U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Whenever possible, the Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens reduce their exposure to places ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. Citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Niamey from Round Point Sixieme to the National Assembly, starting at approximately 0900. They will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against Boko Haram. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should ...
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Remain Vigilant

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens Remain Vigilant January 27, 2015 The intent of this message is to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing threats of kidnapping-for-ransom (KFR) posed by terrorist groups in Niger.  We note the French government recently released a message that the threat of kidnapping remains a reality for Niger ...
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Emergency Message: Protests in Niamey: Avoid protests and seek shelter in safe location

This message is to inform U.S. Citizens that reports indicate students in Niamey are currently leaving school campuses with the intent to protest. Demonstrations are likely, and the Embassy has instructed its personnel to seek shelter at a safe location and wait there until protests end. Reports indicate Airtel and Orange have suspended SMS (Texting) ...
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Security Message: Protest Update

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message: Protest Update January 20, 2015 This security message is to update U.S. citizens in Niger.  There are currently no reports of protests and U.S. Embassy personnel have been given permission to resume normal travel within Niamey.  However, the Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be vigilant as demonstrations are common ...
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Security Message: Update on Protests in Niger: Churches and homes attacked in multiple cities

This message is to update U.S. citizens on protests taking place throughout Niger against the latest cover of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and President Issoufou’s participation in the march in Paris.  Recent attacks have targeted churches, bars and presidential-party buildings.  The Embassy is telling its staff to go home and stay there until further ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 10

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place from La Place Toumo to La Place de La Concertation on January 10 from approximately 10:00am to noon.  The opposition coalition FPR will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against arbitrary arrests, the recently foiled attempted coup plot, and the ...
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