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Gabon Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

Dec 04, 2001

Nine opposition political parties have announced their intention to boycott Gabonese legislative elections scheduled for December 9 and 23. Because of the possibility for public demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy in Libreville cautions American citizens living and traveling in Gabon to consider limiting their movements during and immediately following the elections, to exercise caution in public areas, and to avoid large gatherings and potential demonstration sites. Americans should also monitor the local media for developments that may affect their safety.

American citizens in Gabon are urged to register with the U.S. Embassy and to obtain updated information on travel and security in Gabon. The U.S. Embassy is located at Boulevard de la Mer; the mailing address is Centre Ville, B.P. 4000, Libreville, Gabon; telephone (241) 76-20-03/04 and 74-34-92.

Americans traveling and residing abroad should monitor closely the Department of State's Internet web site at For further general information regarding travel to Gabon, please consult the Department's latest Consular Information Sheet for Gabon, which is also available on the Department's web site.

This Public Announcement expires on January 10, 2002.

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