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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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Angola’s General Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                                                                        September 7, 2017 STATEMENT BY SPOKESPERSON HEATHER NAUERT Angola’s General Elections The United States congratulates the people of Angola for exercising their democratic right to vote in the August 23 historic national elections.  We look forward to working with President-elect João ...
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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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