Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan


Widespread acts of civil disobedience are expected to take place in Khartoum and other states on Wednesday, April 6, with the possibility for some security preparations and protests to begin as early as the night before on April 5.  This may include centralized or decentralized demonstrations, road blockages by protesters, and business closures.  Security forces appear prepared to close the Mak Nimir and Kobar bridges.  Other bridges may be closed and checkpoints may be established.  Unannounced protests and other acts of civil disobedience may continue to take place, in addition to larger organized protests.  Embassy personnel have been encouraged to work from home.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.