Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on December 31

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has received reports of a planned demonstration on Sunday, December 31 starting at 8:00 a.m.  The demonstration will begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral and travel to the SADC offices opposite the Namibian Police Station, John Meinert Street, Independence Avenue, and conclude at the U.S. Embassy. Even demonstrations intended to be …

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Anthrax Confirmed in Dead Hippos in Bwabwata National Park

  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all contact with dead animals in the wild, particularly hippopotamuses (hippos) found in rivers and flood plains inside Bwabwata National Park.  Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) as the cause of death and has advised the public not to touch or …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Precautions While Driving in Windhoek

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have reported an increase in criminals attempting to enter vehicles stopped at traffic lights or intersections in and around the city of Windhoek. In most cases, one subject distracts the driver while an accomplice attempts to open a passenger-side door and grab items of …

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