Message for U.S. Citizens: The AmCit Newsletter and Voting Registration

Greetings from U.S. Embassy Luanda!  Two important notes…. First, the latest issue of our quarterly US Citizen Newsletter,  The AmCit , is now up on our website.  It includes an interview with our new U.S. Ambassador to Angola and plenty of other information for Americans in Angola. Second, mid-term elections across the U.S. are underway or fast approaching. The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall at U.S. Embassy Luanda – Tuesday, April 17, at 4:00 pm

Come meet the new Ambassador! All U.S. citizens and parents of U.S. citizens are invited to attend a Town Hall on the grounds of the Embassy in the Miramar area of Luanda on Tuesday, April 17, at 4:00 pm.  Ambassador Nina Fite will introduce herself to the American community and answer your questions.  The Consular Section will also discuss Angola’s new ...
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DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

DEMONSTRATION ALERT: U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola Location: Largo da Independência Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, March 17, at the Largo da Independência (Primeiro de Maio) beginning around 10:00 AM.  We encourage you to avoid the area and surrounding streets and to monitor local media for updates. Even demonstrations intended to be ...
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Alert: Fire at SONILS in Boavista Area of Luanda

Alert: Fire at SONILS in Boavista Area of Luanda U.S. Embassy Luanda notifies all citizens that authorities have the fire in the area of the SONILS Logistics Center under control.  The Embassy still cautions all citizens to avoid this area.  Monitor further developing via reliable local news sources. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential Inauguration on September 26, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Luanda informs U.S. citizens that on September 26 the Angolan presidential inauguration will occur at the Praça da República (Agostinho Neto Memorial, Novo Marginal) from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  There will likely be restricted vehicle traffic throughout the city, especially in the Novo Marginal and Parliament areas.  Expect traffic delays ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizen: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Scheduled for September 6, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Luanda informs U.S. citizens that an Angolan group plans to hold a protest on Wednesday, September 6, at the Largo da Independencia (Primeiro de Maio) beginning around 8:00 AM.  All are encouraged to avoid the area and surrounding streets. In addition, the post-election period has the potential for random protests, demonstrations, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Elections on August 23, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Luanda informs U.S. citizens that Angola will hold general elections on Wednesday, August 23. U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness during the election period.  Keep in mind that demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become confrontational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Robberies of Passengers from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport

U.S. Embassy Luanda advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to hotels, guest houses, and residences.  Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gunpoint while traveling from OR Tambo International Airport to their place of lodging in what are known as ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Town Hall and ACS Newsletter

Reminder!  U.S. Embassy Luanda will host a U.S. Citizen Town Hall on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 4:00 pm.  It is open to all U.S. citizens and parents of minor U.S. citizens.  If you plan to attend, please send an email to  ACSLuanda@state.gov  by Tuesday, July 18, and include your name and U.S. passport number. Our staff will discuss the routine and emergency services ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or  https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link. Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will ...
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Travel Alert-Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present ...
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U.S. Embassy Luanda Security Message

Criminality continues to be a serious problem in Luanda.  This security message highlights some developing crime trends and includes suggestions on how American Citizens can keep themselves and their families safe. Recently, several foreigners have been kidnapped and held for ransom in and near Luanda.  On March 30, 2016, a Lebanese-Belgian citizen was kidnapped by ...
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Yellow Fever Outbreak

Angola is experiencing an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda Province, and cases have been reported in the provinces of Kwanza Sul, Huambo, and Huila. As of February 11, at least 200 suspected cases have been reported, including at least 37 deaths.  The Angolan Ministry of Health is working with the World Health Organization ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Security Threat

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a potential security threat in Luanda, Angola. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. Citizens to avoid the following three locations: Belas Shopping (located in the Talatona area of Luanda) Ulengo Commercial Center (located in the Viana area of Luanda) Hotel Baía (located along the Nova ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Planned Demonstrations on 23 August

There are planned demonstrations by several civil society groups starting from 10:00 hrs. and running until 16:00 hrs. on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  The demonstrations are expected to start at Largo de Independência and end in front of the Presidential Palace.  Reports suggest the demonstrations may take place in front of the U.S. Embassy. U.S. ...
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Ebola Virus Information and Resources

As of August 18, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Angola.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Health Notices warning against nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, and advising travelers to practice enhanced precautions when traveling to Nigeria. For more information please ...
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World Wide Caution

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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