Major Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi

June 28, 2018 Location: Bujumbura Marie: Boulevard du 28 Novembre and downtown Event:  The Government of Burundi is planning celebratory events in Bujumbura on July 2, which will likely be declared a national holiday.  The exact details of the celebration activities have yet to be announced, but the Embassy expects a large parade to take ...
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Major Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi

May 16, 2018 Location: Throughout Burundi. Event: Burundi will hold a referendum on May 17, 2018, to consider constitutional amendments proposed by the Government of Burundi. Widespread violence and/or unrest is not currently anticipated during the referendum period, but gatherings in support of and against the referendum and its results may occur. Actions to Take: ...
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United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Peaceful Protests Tomorrow, September 30, 2017

The Embassy has received information that protests are being planned for tomorrow, September 30, 2017, in Bujumbura and throughout Burundi.  In Bujumbura, participants will likely assemble and move towards Centre-Ville, with possible stops at U.N. facilities in town.  The event is expected to cause traffic disruptions and/or road closures lasting until mid-day. This event is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Clashes in Uvira (DRC) – September 28, 2017

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that armed clashes are occurring near Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  There are no reports of fighting in Burundi, but the Embassy has received multiple reports that explosions and gunfire occurring in the DRC have been heard in Bujumbura. Faint gunfire or explosions ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Grenade Attack in Bwiza on July 16, 2017

United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Grenade Attack in Bwiza July 16, 2017   Burundian police have confirmed a grenade attack took place this evening in the Centre-ville Bujumbura neighborhood of Bwiza. The incident has concluded and police have the situation under control, although injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy recommends ...
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