Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (December 10, 2018)

Location: Northern Region (Tamale/Yendi and surrounding areas). Event: Beginning on December 14, 2018, groups in Tamale, Yendi, and surrounding villages will hold funerals for their respective former chieftains. Extreme violence is likely and there are inadequate medical resources in the region. All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is not advisable ...
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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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