Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event:  In light of the January 15 terrorist attack on the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, the U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for vigilance in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented ...
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Security Alert: Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu International Airport (January 2, 2019)

Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu Interntional Airport (MIA) Event:  The UN reports that several mortar rounds struck the UN compound within the Mogadishu International Airport on January 1, 2019.  Two UN mission members are reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. The situation remains fluid and assessment of the event continues.  The airport remains open and is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Violent Clashes in Baidoa and South West State

Location:  Baidoa in South West State and surrounding areas, Somalia Event: The December 13 arrest of former al-Shabaab Commander and Spokesperson Mukhtar Robow has prompted violent clashes in the capital city of Baidoa in South West State. There is potential for violent protests over the coming days in Baidoa and surrounding areas.  Citizens are advised to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Somalia (10 November, 2018)

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia Event: The U.S. Mission to Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plan attacks against hotels, guesthouses, and office buildings.  These groups may also target public gatherings, demonstrations, and other public and private locations. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and carry a communication device. Notify a trusted person of your ...
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Somalia — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, and piracy. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including in Puntland and Somaliland.  Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (June 14, 2018)

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: With the Eid al-Fitr holiday this weekend, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the importance of exercising caution.  Take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety and maintain a heightened sense of security awareness, especially at large gatherings and soft targets such as shopping malls and hotels.  Actions to Take: ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi: May 12, 2018

Location:  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya Event:  The Kenya Ministry of Health announced that as a public health precaution, following a reported outbreak of Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenyan authorities are conducting routine screenings of all travelers arriving from the DRC at points of ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (May 4, 2018)

Upcoming Relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel Location: Kenya, countrywide Event:  Extremists may use the upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to target U.S. citizens. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. Actions to take: Keep a low ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (February 16, 2018)

Location: U.S. Embassy Nairobi compound Event: There are reports of a possible large demonstration planned at the U.S. Embassy compound today, Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10:00am. As with any large demonstration, violence and traffic disruptions are possible. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the demonstration. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (January 30, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Nairobi, Kenya: · Uhuru Park. This venue may change. Event: Demonstrations in response to political developments are possible Tuesday, January 30. As with any large demonstration, violence and traffic disruptions are possible. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the ...
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