Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Funeral of Adolphe Nishimirimana (August 21, 2015)

Friday, August 21, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that the funeral for Adolphe Nishimirimana will be held tomorrow morning, Saturday August 22, in the Regina Mundi Cathedral in Bujumbura, followed by burial in Kamenge. A heavy security presence with road closures is expected, particularly in the areas of Boulevard 28 November and Route Nationale 1. The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends avoiding the areas where the ceremonies and processions will take place, specifically the neighborhoods of Kigobe and Kamenge. We recommend U.S. citizens maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in Burundi should review the Burundi Travel Warning issued on May 14 as well as their personal security situation and seriously consider departing, taking advantage of commercial flights.

Please contact us at if you need assistance departing Burundi so that we may assess potential options for assisting you.

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