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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Threat Against Western Interests (May 5, 2015)

May 5, 2015 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing in and visiting Burundi of information of possible terrorist threats to locations, including hotels, where Westerners, including U.S. citizens, congregate in Bujumbura, Burundi. The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens to review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Protests in Bujumbura (May 4, 2015)

Political demonstrations and protests in Bujumbura and other locations in Burundi are expected to continue through the week. Protesters may march toward and demonstrate in the Bujumbura city center as well as other neighborhoods. In the event that you hear gunfire nearby, find a safe place in an interior room and remain low to the ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State Speak with University Students at U.S. Embassy

May 1, 2015 On the evening of April 30, U.S. Ambassador Dawn Liberi and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski visited the over 600 university students seeking shelter and security beneath the walls of the American Embassy in Bujumbura. They listened to the students recount the hardship they face following ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Gunfire in Gatoke and Continued Protests in Bujumbura (April 29, 2015)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens of reports of gunfire in the area of Gatoke, and ongoing protests in Musaga and Nyakabiga.  In the event that you hear gunfire nearby, find a safe place in an interior room and remain low to the ground. Do not go ...
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