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The US Embassy In Cameroon Temporarily Ban US Citizens from Travelling to Southern Cameroon Due To Unrest in The Region

After the street protest that took place in Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, and elsewhere in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon on the 22nd of September, 2017. The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde warned U.S. citizens from traveling to Southern Cameroon till further notice. U.S. citizens have been advised to adjust travel plans accordingly.

According to the U.S ambassador,  Further demonstrations are likely to occur over the next two weeks and even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.

For precautionary motive, the U.S Embassy advised US citizens to avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and to exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

US citizens have also been advised to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  They have also been advised to stay vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

The U.S. Embassy has already deferred all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions until further notice.

 

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