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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia (January 24, 2020)
January 1, 2020

This demonstration alert is for U.S. citizens residing or traveling in The Gambia.

Location:  Anticipated gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Banjul:

  • January 25:  Kairaba Avenue between Westfield Junction and Alliance Francaise
  • January 26:  Sting Corner – junction of Banjul Serrekunda Highway and Bertil Harding Highway – until Denton Bridge

Events:  Demonstrations organized by the Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations are expected to take place during the day on January 25, followed by demonstrations organized by ‘Operation Three Years Jotna’ on January 26.  These events are likely to cause severe traffic congestion going in and out of Banjul.  Details of these events may change with little notice, and the possibility exists for additional, spontaneous demonstration locations.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the morning and afternoon hours.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates


  • U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

During regular operating hours:  +220-438-1341

After-hours emergency:  +220-439-2856


U.S. Embassy Banjul website:  https://gm.usembassy.gov/