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Travel Warning: Burundi

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Consular Affairs issued a Travel Warning for Burundi on April 18.  It reads as follows:

Burundi

April 18, 2012

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Burundi. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Burundi dated November 25, 2011 to reiterate existing security concerns and to note that security restrictions on travel for Embassy personnel remain in place.

Because Burundi participates in peacekeeping operations in Somalia, the terrorist organization al-Shabaab, based in Somalia, has threatened to conduct terror attacks in Burundi. It may also target U.S. interests in Burundi.

The Burundian civil war that lasted from 1993 to 2006 often involved non-governmental and non-combatant targets. In December 2008, the government and the last rebel group signed their final cease-fire agreement in which the rebel group agreed to demobilize and register as a political party. Burundi held general elections in 2010 which were generally considered credible. However, political tensions ran high and there were incidents of violence during the campaign period. Low-level political violence persists; the areas of Bujumbura Rural, Makamba, Rumonge, and the area neighboring the Kibira forest are of particular concern. Read the rest of this entry »

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Travel Warning: Burundi

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Consular Affairs issued a Travel Warning for Burundi yesterday.  It reads as follows:

Burundi

November 25, 2011

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Burundi. This notice replaces the Travel Warning for Burundi, dated June 1, 2011, with no substantive changes. Security restrictions on travel for Embassy personnel remain in place.

Because Burundi participates in peacekeeping operations in Somalia, the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabaab has threatened to conduct terror attacks in Burundi. It may also target U.S. interests in Burundi. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel Warning: Burundi

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Consular Affairs issued a Travel Warning for Burundi yesterday.  It reads as follows:

Burundi

June 01, 2011

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Burundi. This notice replaces the Travel Warning for Burundi, dated November 4, 2010, to provide information regarding travel to and within Burundi, as well as revised information on security restrictions for Embassy personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by OSB

02/06/2011 at 20:52