Demonstration Alert: Post-Election – U.S. Embassy Niamey

Demonstration Alert: Post-Election – U.S. Embassy Niamey (March 12, 2021)

Location:  Niger

Event:  Despite the recent calm, demonstration activity throughout Niger remains a possibility during the post-election period.  Demonstrations may occur with little to no advance notice.  There may be a corresponding increase in police presence and traffic delays on major roads.  Please exercise caution and plan alternate routes.


The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution as demonstrations can become violent.  If you see a crowd forming, do not attempt to drive through it.  Leave the area and use an alternate route. 

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and provide additional information, as appropriate. 

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas with demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.