Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (May 04, 2018) Location: Mozambique Event: As has been widely reported, Renamo Leader Afonso Dhlakama passed away yesterday morning.  The U.S. Embassy in Maputo advises U.S. citizens to take this opportunity to review their personal security procedures. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans Keep a low ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mocimboa da Praia – Cabo Delgado

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo is aware of recent armed attacks on Mozambican government facilities in Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado and the ongoing law enforcement effort to restore order.  In light of continuing uncertainty, we are cautioning U.S. citizens to avoid Mocimboa da Praia and the surrounding area.  American citizens already in Mocimboa da ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Active Shooter Situation Resolved

Earlier today an active shooter on Kenneth Kaunda Avenue fired shots not far from the U.S. Embassy. The situation has been resolved and it is now safe to resume travel along Kenneth Kaunda Avenue. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Mozambique Country Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Active Shooter

An active shooter on Kenneth Kaunda Avenue has fired shots not far from the U.S. Embassy. Residents in the area are encouraged to stay indoors until an all clear message has been issued. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Mozambique Country Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Robberies of Passengers from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to hotels, guest houses, and residences. Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gun point while traveling from OR Tambo International Airport to their place of lodging in what are known as ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protest March for May 21st and 22nd, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo informs U.S. citizens of a planned protest march scheduled to occur this Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22nd. The planned route for the march is described below.  Please consult a city map to confirm the exact locations.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid these areas during the weekend if ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Nationwide Protests

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo informs U.S. citizens of the wide distribution of social media posts and texts calling for protests and demonstrations against the central government of Mozambique in the past several days.  We currently have no indication that these protests, demonstrations or disturbances will actually occur despite two distinct messages calling for protests ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update – Violence in Sofala, Manica, and Zambezia Provinces

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo informs U.S. citizens of continued unrest in the central region of the country, including deadly clashes between Government of Mozambique forces and armed elements of leading opposition party Renamo in the provinces of Sofala, Manica, and the southern portion of Zambezia.  There have been confirmed unattributed shooting incidents involving government ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Sofala and Manica Provinces

The U.S. Embassy in Maputo informs U.S. citizens that in the past week there have been reports unattributed shooting incidents involving government, international organization, and civilian vehicles in Sofala and Manica provinces. The incidents occurred on the EN1 in southern Sofala province near Muxungue on February 11, and further north on the EN1 between Vila ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Recent Clashes Between RENAMO and Mozambican Security Forces

U.S. Embassy Maputo alerts U.S. citizens to recent reports of violent clashes occurring between the government security forces and elements from the opposition party Renamo. According to Mozambican security spokespersons and the chief of police, the security forces are conducting a concerted campaign to disarm the Renamo movement. Citizens are advised to be mindful of ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Manica Province near Chimoio

The U.S. Embassy Maputo informs U.S. citizens of reported clashes on Friday September 25 allegedly between government security forces and a convoy from the opposition party Renamo in Manica Province near Chimoio. Exchanges of gunfire were reported starting around 1200 noon along the N6 between Gondola and Inchope around the village of Maforga. Reports indicate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update – Ressano Garcia Border Crossing

Ressano Garcia Border Crossing Now Open The Ressano Garcia crossing is open and operating normally.  The border violence seen over the previous weekend has subsided.  However, U.S. citizens in Mozambique should continue to exercise caution. March Against Xenophobia A march on protesting the xenophobic attacks occurring in South Africa is scheduled to take place on April 25.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence at the Ressano Garcia Border Crossing

The U.S. Embassy Maputo has received multiple reports of violence near the border crossing at Ressano Garcia, with reportedly both Mozambican and South African perpetrators and victims.  Additionally, there are unconfirmed reports of barricades being erected in the streets on either side of the border.  The possibility exists that the border crossing may close on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crime on Avenida Organização das Nações Unidas

The U.S. Embassy has received numerous, recent reports of robberies and attacks along Avenida Organização das Nações Unidas from Avenida Fernão de Magalhães to the Praça 16 de Junho. Attackers particularly target pedestrians, and recent information indicates that attackers throw rocks at vehicles and then attack and rob the individuals who stop to check the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Zambeze and Nampula Provinces

U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the Zambézia province or the southern parts of Nampula province in Mozambique are advised to take precautions against widespread flooding and consider alternate travel plans as appropriate.  They are further advised to monitor weather reports for northern Mozambique in coming days. Heavy rainfall in Zambézia has led to ...
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