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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Small Demonstration around Tsinga Neighborhood

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Avoid the area around Tsinga Market, today, 21 November 2014.  There is an ongoing, spontaneous demonstration in front of the FECA FOOT headquarters.  Currently the number of persons involved is small; however, demonstrations are inherently unpredictable.  At present, only the road between the Tsinga traffic circle and FECA FOOT is affected.  

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Cameroon enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Cameroon, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Cameroon.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

 The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde is located at Rosa Parks Avenue and is open Monday through Thursday from 07:30 am to 17:00pm, and on Friday from 07:30am to 12:30pm. Tel: 237 2220-1500 ext. 4341.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate 237 2220-1500 ext. 4040.

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