Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou (June 13, 2019)

Location: Tchaourou (about 50 km south of Parakou)

Event: Protests in Tchaourou over several days have resulted in intermittent blocking of trafficking along the Cotonou-Malanville road and reports of some violent encounters and significant security force presence in the area.  Consider alternate routes when traveling between Dassa and Parakou.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans.