Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018) Location 1 (April 17, 2018): Town center, south of the Kumasi Central Market, concluding in the Aboabo neighborhood of Kumasi, Ghana Event 1: Ongoing demonstrations are expected to take place on April 17, 2018, beginning around 0700 and concluding around 1200 in the town ...
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Town Hall Fair for U.S. Citizens in Ghana

The Embassy will host a Town Hall Fair for U.S. citizens in Ghana in the evening on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We cordially invite you to join us and our Embassy colleagues to learn about the U.S. Embassy’s priorities, the new Travel Advisory and Alert system, and resources available to U.S. citizens.   When: 6:00 PM ...
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VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  Follow ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Accra on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of a planned demonstration on Wednesday, December 20th, at 8 a.m., to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The route is reported to begin at Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Old Hearts of Oak’s park. The U.S. ...
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Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Ghana who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal Benefits ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Accra on Monday, Sept. 18

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration in Accra on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 07:30 am to 12:00 noon. The demonstration, expected to consist of several hundred people, will reportedly begin at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Arts Center, but could impact other nearby areas including Cantonments. The U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Growing Crime in Certain Areas of Greater Accra

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to credible reports of growing crime rates, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the following precincts of Accra: Avenor Sowutuom Sukura Agbobloshie Ashaiman (located in the Tema Region) Nima *(see below) *Except when traveling via the main highway past Nima. U.S. citizens are encouraged to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Election Safety Reminder

The Embassy has received reports of marches and rallies related to the December 7 elections. These demonstrations are likely to take place on December 8 and may impact the following areas of Accra: Nima, Adabraka, Cantonments, Labadi, Labone, and Ridge, including the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy and British High Commission. In view of these ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Safety Considerations and the Upcoming Elections

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Ghana will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections.  While the Embassy has no information regarding planned protests, it should be noted that social disruptions or protests could occur with little or no warning throughout Ghana. Exercise caution during the election process, particularly around ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens Criminal Activities & Personal Safety

The U.S. Embassy in Accra would like to alert the U.S. citizen community of recent reports of robberies, including armed robberies, in or around Accra. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal ...
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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, you ...
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