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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (August 29, 2023)
August 31, 2023

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (August 29, 2023) 

Location:  Côte d’Ivoire, countrywide

Event:  Côte d’Ivoire’s regional and municipal elections will take place throughout the country on September 2, 2023.  The Cote d’Ivoire government is preparing for the administration of the elections, including with enhanced security measures and outreach to encourage a peaceful democratic process.  Elections have historically raised political tensions and sometimes resulted in limited pockets of violence.  Political tensions may persist into the days following the election as officials count the votes and announce the results.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans.


U.S. Embassy Abidjan

U.S. Citizen emergencies: (+225) 27 22 49 45 94



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Côte d’Ivoire Country Information

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