USA embassy issues alert amid growing violence in Cameroon 0

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon (January 26, 2019)

Location:  Yaounde and Douala

Event:  The Embassy is aware of ongoing protest activity in Yaoundé and Douala, with injuries reportedly inflicted by law enforcement.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent.
  • Monitor local news stations.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card. Since Cameroon does not recognize dual citizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card.