Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo Location: Opposition-announced gathering points in Lome include: Lome, Mission catholique Adidogomé (northwest Lome) Lome, Totsi Pharmacie Nation (northern Lome) Lome, The beach in front of the hotel Sancta Maria (southern Lome) End point is opposite the College des Plateaux in the Casablanca neighborhood. Event: Opposition political parties intend ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Location: Announced gathering points in Togo include: Lome, Mission catholique Adidogomé (northwest Lome) Lome, Totsi Pharmacie Nation (northern Lome) Lome, The beach in front of the hotel Sancta Maria Sancta Maria (southern Lome)   Event: Demonstrations expected to take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday – April 11, 12, and 14 – beginning in the morning and ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Location: Announced gathering points in Togo include: Lome, Atikoumé/Akossombo (northwest Lome) Lome, ETS CCP (northern Lome) Lome, Bè Gakpoto (northeast Lome) Event: Demonstrations expected to take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday – January 31, February 1, and February 3 – beginning in the morning and continuing until the early evening.  Opposition political parties intend to ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo (January 23, 2018) Location: Keran, Togo Event: The Ministry of Health in Togo confirmed cases of Lassa Fever, a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. Actions to take: Consult a medical professional if you have been in direct contact with an infected person within the past three ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo

Location: Announced gathering points in Togo include, but are not limited to: Lome Anie Atakpame Binah Dankpen Sotouboua Tchamba Tsevie Event: Demonstrations expected to take place Saturday, January 13 beginning in the morning and continuing until the early evening. Opposition political parties intend to protest against the Togolese government, principally in Lome. The ruling political ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Protests on December 27, 28, and 30

The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on December 27, 28, and 30. Three simultaneous protest routes are expected to affect areas of central, northern, and northeastern Lomé.  Marches are expected to begin sometime in the morning.  All three routes will converge later in the day at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests on December 13, 14, and 16

The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on December 13, 14, and 16. Three simultaneous protest routes are expected to affect areas of central, northern, and northeastern Lomé.  Marches are expected to begin sometime in the morning.  All three routes will converge later in the day at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Protests on November 29 and 30 and December 2

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Protests on November 29 and 30 and December 2 November 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on November 29 and 30 and December 2. Three simultaneous protest routes are expected to affect areas of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests on November 16-18

Several Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on November 16, 17, and 18. Three simultaneous protest routes are expected to affect areas of central, northern, and northeastern Lomé. Marches are expected to begin sometime in the morning. All three routes will converge later in the day at the Sancta Maria Hotel, at the eastern ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests on November 7-9

Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on November 7-9, 2017, beginning in the mornings.  Protests are planned for Lomé, Dapaong, Guerin-Kouka, Anié, Atakpamé, Notsé, Tsévie, Kpalimé, Kevé, Afagnan, Vogan and Tabligbo. Planned marches in Lomé are expected to affect areas of central, northern, and northeastern parts of the city. Protest leaders announced three ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests on October 21

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for protests on Saturday, October 21. To date, authorities have approved one demonstration to take place in the town of Tsévié, 35 km north of Lomé.  Marches in Lomé historically take place in central, northern, and northeastern sections of the city ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on October 18-19 Protests

The U.S. Embassy has learned that violent confrontations took place between opposition protestors, pro-government supporters and security forces in Lomé and Sokode, including unconfirmed reports of fatalities from live gunfire.  The opposition has called for further unauthorized demonstrations tomorrow, October 19.  Spontaneous protests and clashes may take place between government security forces and demonstrators at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Downtown Lome October 18, 2017

The U.S. Embassy has learned that protestors are currently gathering in the downtown area near Dekon/Boulevard Circulaire and throwing rocks at passing vehicles. Please avoid the downtown area as the situation may escalate and become violent. Police disperse unauthorized demonstrations that interfere with road traffic – particularly on National Route 1 – using nonlethal measures ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests on October 18-19

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for unauthorized protests on October 18 and 19, beginning in the morning each day. Protesters are expected to use a number of routes in areas of central, northern, and northeastern Lomé.  Major traffic disruptions are likely in Lomé, and public bus ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests on October 4-5

October 3, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for nationwide protests on October 4 and 5, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Major traffic disruptions are possible in Lomé both days, as three scheduled protest routes will affect many areas of northern and eastern Lomé.  Protests in Lomé will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Political Marches of September 20-21 September 20, 2017

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Update on Political Marches of September 20-21 September 20, 2017 Nationwide protests took place on September 20 in the major cities of Lomé, Sokode, Kara, Atakpame, and Dapaong, as well as the smaller towns of Mango, Bafilo, and Vogan.  Political party leaders are calling for continued ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Marches in Lomé on September 20-21

The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese political parties have called for marches in Lome and throughout the country on September 20 and 21. Major traffic disruptions are possible in Lome both days, as the three anticipated routes will affect many areas of the city: (1) Atikoumé Akossombo to Collège Saint-Joseph, (2) Collège Saint-Joseph ...
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U.S. EMBASSY LOME, TOGO SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS IN LOME September 08, 2017

U.S. EMBASSY LOME, TOGO SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS IN LOME September 08, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lomé informs U.S. citizens that sporadic political demonstrations continue in the Bé district of Lomé. The Embassy recommends limiting travel through the downtown districts of Lomé September 8-10, 2017. The Embassy further recommends that U.S. citizens avoid public gatherings ...
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Security Message For U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations In Togo

The U.S. Embassy in Lomé informs U.S. citizens that political demonstrations are scheduled to take place in the cities of Lomé, Tsevie, Kpalime, Anie, Atakpame, Tchamba, Sokode, Bassar, Kara, Tandjouare and Dapaong beginning in the morning of September 6-7, 2017. In Lome, the demonstrations are likely to originate from three areas 1) Stade Agoe, 2) Atikoume, and 3) ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Sit-In on August 25 (August 24, 2017)

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Sit-In on August 25 August 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that several Togolese opposition political parties have called for a nationwide “sit-in” on August 25 from 06:00 to 12:00.  Leaders of the CAP2015, Groupe des 6, and PNP parties have called for Togolese ...
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Notice to Travelers with Minor Children under the Age of 18 (August 17, 2017)

NOTICE TO TRAVELERS WITH MINOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 In order to prevent instances of child abduction, some airlines in the region have begun to enforce new document controls for air travel with minors. These measures can be poorly advertised and inconsistently applied, and the changes have interrupted the travel plans of some ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Nationwide Protests of August 19, 2017 (August 20, 2017)

UPDATE ON NATIONWIDE PROTESTS OF AUGUST 19, 2017 August 20, 2017 The Panafrican National Party – or PNP, Parti National Panafricain – staged a series of government-sanctioned protests across the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The protests took place in Lomé, Anié, Sokodé, Bafilo, and Kara. Government forces dispersed the protests in many of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Security for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, July 26-August 11

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, July 26-August 11 July 26, 2017 The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Togo that Lomé will be hosting the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum from August 8-11 at the hotel ...
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Utah Special Primary Election Scheduled for August 15

  Utah Special Primary Election Scheduled for August 15 The State of Utah will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, for the 3rd Congressional District to replace Jason Chaffetz who announced he will resign from Congress on June 30.  This district consists of Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan and Wasatch counties ...
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South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lassa Fever March 1, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the government of Togo announced two confirmed cases and one suspected case of Lassa Fever in northern Togo.  This message is for informational purposes only. Lassa Fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease.  The risk of contamination is low, but can occur if someone comes ...
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Security Message For U.S. Citizens: Fuel Hike Demonstrations in Lome February 28, 2017

U.S. EMBASSY LOME, TOGO SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS FUEL HIKE DEMONSTRATIONS IN LOME February 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lomé informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are on going in various locations in downtown Lomé related to the recent hike in gas prices. Demonstrations have caused road closures in the downtown area. The Embassy recommends that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Maritime Security Summit

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Government of Togo’s security agencies will have increased security screening and control at various checkpoints in Lomé during the period immediately preceding, during, and possibly after the upcoming Maritime Security Summit.  This event is scheduled to take place from October 10-15. The Government of Togo will implement ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Outbreak of Avian Influenza

The United States Embassy in Lome, Togo informs U.S. citizens that Togolese authorities have identified outbreaks of  avian influenza  in Adetikope and Adidogome. Chickens from both sites have tested positive for the H5N1 strain. Among a total of 14,372 susceptible birds in Adidogome, Golfe  Adeti-kope, Agonyive, 11,300 fatal cases were reported; 3,030 were destroyed since August 23, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lassa Fever

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo  The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about one confirmed and one suspected case of Lassa Fever in northern Togo.  This message is for informational purposes only. Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. The risk of contamination is low, but can occur if someone comes ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is 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 ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Meningitis Outbreak

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in the Kara region.  Togo lies in the ‘‘meningitis belt” which stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia.  All U.S. citizens traveling to Togo in the dry season (December to June) are encouraged to consider getting the quadrivalent meningitis vaccine ...
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Demonstrations at the University of Lomé Campus

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that there is a demonstration at the University of Lomé.  Security forces have been deployed and there are reports of security forces using tear gas at the entrance across from La Caisse. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations at the University of Lome Campus

United States Embassy Lomé, Togo The U.S. Embassy has received reports that there is a demonstration at the University of Lome. Security forces have been deployed and there are reports of security forces using tear gas. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations

Press reports indicate that violent demonstrations in Mango on Thursday, November 26, and clashes between police and civilians, resulted in the death of a security official. The Government of Togo is reportedly sending additional security forces to the area, and further demonstrations may continue to occur. The U.S. Embassy is restricting travel of official personnel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and be aware of local events to bolster their personal security during the holiday season. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant around churches, mosques, and other places of worship; locations where large crowds may gather; government facilities; ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations in Lome

According to first-hand reports, political demonstrations are currently taking place along Colombe de la Paix, and tear gas has been released. The U.S. Embassy recommends avoiding this area. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: News from the U.S. Embassy

Appointment System for Passport and Notarial Services Beginning November 16 In order to reduce waiting time for U.S. citizen applicants, the Consular Section is moving to an appointment-based system for routine consular services. As of November 16, 2015, all passport applications and requests for notarial services will require an appointment, which can be made online ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure on Monday, August 10

Consular Section Closed on Monday, August 10, 2015 Due to plans to modernize and upgrade our consular systems, on Monday, August 10 the Consular Section will be closed for routine American Citizen Services (i.e., passport applications, notarial services, etc). Thank you for your understanding. Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens continue to be available. For ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Criminal Activity

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of a recent increase in certain types of criminal activity in the Lomé area. The most commonly reported activities are: 1) Pleading for Help: In a relatively new tactic, criminals will leave a person in the road, blocking traffic, either lying or kneeling, and pleading for ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Land Border Closure

The Togolese government has announced that Togolese land borders will be closed from Friday, April 24 at 9:00 p.m. until Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 a.m. According to the announcement, the Ministry for Territorial Administration can make special exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Airports will remain open. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens monitor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rescheduling of Presidential Elections

The Government of Togo has announced that the Togolese presidential elections are rescheduled for April 25, 2015. During any election season, there is an elevated likelihood of demonstrations, marches, rallies, and strikes. Additionally, information regarding any demonstrations typically develops rapidly before and during the events themselves. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Elections

The Government of Togo has announced that the Togolese presidential elections will be held on April 15, 2015. During any election season, there is an elevated likelihood of demonstrations, marches, rallies, and strikes. Additionally, information regarding any demonstrations typically develops rapidly before and during the events themselves. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be ...
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