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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

Location: The Gambia Event:  U.S. citizens in the Gambia should remain alert and cautious.  The security situation remains fluid as some opposition parties challenge the outcome of the December 4 Gambian elections.  Security forces, including the police and the army, are patrolling and maintaining order.  Demonstrations may occur without notice.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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February 2022 Foreign Service Officer Test

Have you ever thought of joining the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? Here’s how: The February 2022 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) will be administered from January 29 – February 6, 2022. Go to your local Pearson VUE Test Center (PVTC) or to OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctoring program that allows candidates ...
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Security Alert

Location: The Gambia, Countrywide Event: The Gambia’s presidential election is scheduled for December 4, 2021. Thus far the presidential campaign has proceeded peacefully, with no reports of political violence or social unrest. However, even peaceful elections can become confrontational and escalate to violence. Exercise caution and try to avoid large gatherings and protests. As a general precaution and because election day is a national holiday with a focus on citizens voting, U.S. government personnel not participating in election observation have been advised ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Approves $25 Million Threshold Program with Government of The Gambia

Program to focus on access to reliable electricity U.S. Embassy Banjul says threshold furthers its commitment to The Gambia Improving electricity results in higher productivity and efficiency and reduces the cost and lost production caused by frequent outages. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) fosters partnerships that reduce poverty and build economic growth. Banjul, The Gambia (Sept. ...
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