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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Increasing Violence in Bujumbura (May 14, 2015)

May 14, 2015 | United States Embassy Bujumbura In response to increasing violence in multiple locations across Bujumbura, there will be no movement of Embassy personnel until further notice. The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens exercise extreme caution at all times. If you are in a safe location, the Embassy recommends you remain where ...
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United States Calls for Calm and Restraint in Burundi (May 13, 2015)

May 13, 2015 Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States is deeply concerned by today’s developments in Burundi. We call on all parties to immediately end the violence, to exercise restraint, and above all to prioritize peace in Burundi. We support East African Community leaders’ call today for peaceful, ...
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Emergency Message: Military Activity in Bujumbura (May 13, 2015)

May 13, 2015 U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi The U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura has received reports of increased military and security forces activity in Bujumbura. There is the potential for increased violence. The embassy is attempting to gather additional information and will share it as it becomes available. The embassy has instructed its employees to stay ...
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