Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

Location: Each city in metropolitan Khartoum (Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North) and in other cities and locations across Sudan.

Event: Demonstrations have been called for the following times:

Tuesday, January 15, possibly starting at 12:00 p.m. in the El Baladiya Ave, El Mek Nimir, and Al Souk al Arabi vicinities. Very significant police and security presence and activity are expected in these areas.

Tuesday, January 15, starting at 5:00 p.m., the Sudanese Professionals Association has called for demonstrations in Omdurman and al-Kalakla areas, as well as a general call for protests in residential areas in Khartoum. Sudanese Professionals Association calls for protest have been credible in the past and the Embassy expects these protests to occur as planned. Based on recent events, the Embassy expects that spontaneous protests may occur in the Burri neighborhood, and aggressive police action to contain these events is possible.

Thursday, January 17, the Sudanese Professionals Association has called for citywide demonstrations in Khartoum and all major cities in Sudan.

Organizers have also called for demonstrations nightly in Khartoum and in other cities and locations across Sudan. Protests may occur without warning at any time and may continue in the coming weeks.

U.S. Embassy Khartoum is also aware of a continued increased presence of Sudanese armed forces in Khartoum.

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
  • Keep a low profile
  • Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

+ (249) (187) 022871

+ (249) (187) 022000 (after hours)