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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Senegal

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, countrywide Event:  Holidays in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau provide increased risk for criminal activity.  During this time, crimes of opportunity such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, thefts from vehicles, snatch and grab, etc., are more common.  Travelers are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Below are a few steps to help increase ...
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Congratulatory Message on the First Round of Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau

PRESS RELEASE Congratulatory Message on the First Round of Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates the people, political parties, and government of Guinea-Bissau for the successful first round of presidential elections that took place on Sunday, November 24.  We commend the Bissau-Guinean civil society, National Election Commission, and ...
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Security Alert for Guinea-Bissau – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:   Guinea-Bissau Event:  Ongoing political tensions have resulted in an increased possibility of a deteriorating security situation in and around key government facilities and other areas throughout the country.  Due to concerns about the capacity of the local authorities to respond to future situations, and to ensure the safety and security of U.S. Citizens, we ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks on Presidential Elections – Tchico Té Teachers College, Guinea-Bissau, November 5, 2019

Ambassador’s Remarks on Presidential Elections, Tchico Té Teachers College, Guinea-Bissau November 5, 2019 (As prepared) Ladies and gentlemen, Students Good afternoon,   Thank you for coming today to engage with us at this critical time in the history of Guinea-Bissau. This is my 12th trip to the country.  It is great to be here again. ...
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Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24. The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections.   The United States applauds ...
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