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Egypt: The U.S. Department of State Reissues Travel Alert

Date: December 27th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel alert for Egypt Dec. 18, just days before a car bomb killed 14 people at a police compound in Mansoura, 80 miles north of Cairo. The Dec. 24 bombing appears to have targeted police, but reports indicated that several civilians were also killed or injured in [read more]

Kenya: Tourist Resort Attacked on Eve of Election

Date: February 27th, 2013 | No Comments

An Italian tourist was shot and hospitalized when a gang of masked men, armed with guns and machetes, attacked a coastal resort near Malindi Feb. 20. On the eve of the country’s general election, scheduled for Mar. 4, experts warn that tensions are running high, and tourists may be swept up in local protests or [read more]

Russia: Opposition Protests in Moscow

Date: December 10th, 2011 | No Comments

Protestors took to the streets in Moscow for two days of demonstrations Dec. 5-6, claiming that the Dec. 4 parliamentary election was corrupted. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party suffered losses, but opposition groups still maintain that the ruling party was involved in election fraud. Opposition protesters clashed with police in a show of [read more]

Zambia: State Department Issues Travel Alert

Date: August 23rd, 2011 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for citizens leading up to the September 20, 2011 presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Zambia. Potential for unrest and disruptions surrounding the elections is high, and those planning to travel to the country should monitor local news and remain aware of local conditions. The State Department [read more]

Egypt: Elections Could Spark Unrest

Date: November 17th, 2010 | No Comments

Parliamentary elections will take place Nov. 28 and could be preceded by tensions and civil unrest. In recent weeks, the government has arrested dozens of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned political party that fields candidates as independents, and placed restrictions on the media. Past elections have been marred by corruption and violence despite [read more]

Egypt: Violence Continues, Travel Warning in Effect

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

Violence continued in Egypt for a second month as the Egyptian Army launched helicopter strikes against possible militant targets in the Sinai Peninsula and sealed off roads leading to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya and Tahrir Squares, where supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi continue to gather. National train service has been suspended for more than [read more]

Senegal: Second Round of Voting could Bring Unrest

Date: March 7th, 2012 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert surrounding the second round of voting in the presidential elections scheduled for March 25. Though the first round of voting proceeded peacefully, the potential for civil disturbances and unrest remains high. In fact, though the first round of voting was calm, violent protests erupted in the [read more]

Tunisia: Travel Alert Regarding Possible Unrest

Date: October 17th, 2011 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert regarding Tunisia because of the potential for unrest. Spontaneous events such as demonstrations still occur, and the nation is still operating under a state of emergency. The State Department advises all citizens currently in Tunisia to stay vigilant regarding personal security, and all travelers planning trips [read more]

Ivory Coast: Travel Restriction Eased; Caution still Advised

Date: June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department has eased its travel warning for the Ivory Coast. On June 15, the State Department lifted the ordered departure of government employees and adult family members at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast’s economic center, but still bans minor dependents from traveling to the country. Though State Department officials [read more]

Ethiopia: Violence May Accompany May Elections

Date: April 21st, 2010 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department alerted visitors to the risks of travel in Ethiopia before and after parliamentary elections scheduled for May 23. In past elections, violence has erupted in Addis Ababa and other areas throughout the campaign and the election’s aftermath. The State Department advised against all but essential travel during this period, including after [read more]

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