Security Alert – Protest in Kinaxixi, Luanda

Location: Kinaxixi neighborhood of Luanda

Event: A small group of election workers protested over payment in the Kinaxixi area of Luanda earlier this morning. There were reports of crowd control using live gun fire and/or teargas. There is a possibility for additional protests in the coming days with the potential to impact U.S. citizens in the area.

Actions to Take: U.S. citizens are advised to review this list of recommended actions:

  • Protests can unfold anywhere around Luanda at any time.
  • Use caution and avoid areas with large groups or people congregating.
  • Exercise increased awareness of your movements.
  • Take precautions to avoid traffic congestion, where you can become a target of criminal activity.
  • Commute with friends, if possible.
  • Always have a fully charged communication device on your person.
  • Check in with friends and family to let them know you are okay.

For Further Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola

(244) 222-641-000, (244) 222-445-481, 222-445-727, or 222-446-096

(244) 923-404-209 and (244) 923- 640-154 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs (888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444

Angola Country Information

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