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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Events for DJ Arafat Funeral
August 29, 2019

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Events for DJ Arafat Funeral

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (August 29, 2019)


Locations:  Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium, Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

IVOSEP Funeral Parlor, Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Williamsville Cemetery, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Event: The funeral ceremony and procession in honor of popular Ivorian musician DJ Arafat will begin at the Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium in Plateau on Friday, August 30, 2019. Related events will continue through Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the IVOSEP Funeral Parlor in Treichville with the final burial ceremony taking place at the cemetery in Williamsville. Traffic and large crowds are expected in these locations over both days.


Actions to Take:

  •         Avoid the area of the events.
  •         Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  •         Monitor local media for updates.
  •         Keep a low profile.



U.S. Embassy Abidjan

U.S. Citizens with emergencies: (+225) 2249 4103

Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 2249 4450




State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Côte d’Ivoire Country Information

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