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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 ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Grenade Attack in Bwiza

July 11, 2017 Burundian police have confirmed a grenade attack took place this evening at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the Centre-ville Bujumbura neighborhood of Bwiza. The incident has concluded and police have the situation under control, although three injuries were reported. The Embassy recommends avoiding the area for the evening. Review your personal security plans, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Peaceful Demonstrations Throughout Burundi

United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi May 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received information that peaceful demonstrations are being planned throughout Burundi tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, to commemorate the second anniversary of the failed coup d’etat in May of 2015. In Bujumbura, the events may cause intermittent traffic disruption and/or road closures during the morning ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Pro-Government Gathering

The U.S. Embassy would like to notify U.S. citizens of a peaceful pro-government gathering being planned for Saturday, May 6, 2017, from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., near the Terrain Tempete.  Roads such as Avenue d’Octobre, Avenue du Large, and Avenue du Cercle Nautique may be closed during those times. Even events intended to be peaceful ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Marches Planned for April 28 and 29, 2017

The U.S. Embassy would like to notify U.S. citizens of multiple locally planned peaceful marches starting today and continuing through this weekend.  In addition, it is possible that unplanned events will occur spontaneously throughout Bujumbura and other cities in Burundi. On Friday, April 28, from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a large group is planning ... Read More»