November 18, 2015
The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum informs U.S. citizens that Sudanese social media sites are calling on people to gather tomorrow, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. outside the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum to protest the treatment of Sudanese citizens in Egypt and demand the immediate withdrawal of the Sudanese Ambassador in Cairo.
Some social media sites have called on people to use violence to achieve their demands.
All U.S. citizens are strongly cautioned to avoid the area around the Egyptian Embassy, located in the northwestern area of Khartoum City in the vicinity of Friendship Hall and the Corinthia Hotel, from 9:00 a.m. Thursday, November 19 until the demonstration has ended. Embassy employees have been advised to avoid known Egyptian businesses and restaurants for the duration of the day, as the protest may spill towards those locations.
Remain vigilant and maintain your situational awareness for any signs of suspicious activities. Monitor reliable local news sources for updates.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Sudan.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, located at U.S. Embassy Road, Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan, at 249-187-022871 (International), or 0187-022871 (Local). The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 249-187-022000 (International), or 0187-022000 (Local), and ask to speak with the duty officer.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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