Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Avenue de l’independence in Antananarivo

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo, due to the possibility of politically motivated violence in the area. Additionally, U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid large crowds, gatherings, demonstrations or protests, as even peaceful gatherings can escalate into a violent or dangerous situation. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Awareness After June 26 Explosion

On June 26, at approximately 7:00 p.m., there was an explosion at Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo during a music concert being held as a part of Madagascar’s Independence Day celebration.  No U.S. citizens were among the two dead approximately 80 injured.  Separate explosions – that did not result in injuries – were reported at the ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Town Hall Meeting – March 8, 2016 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting of the American Community March 8, 2016 at 16:00 The Ambassador of the United States of America, Robert Yamate, is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting of the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The town hall will begin at 4:00 p.m. ...
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Protest Near Democracy Park on January 9, 2016

A protest organized by “Hetsika Madagasikara ho an’ny Malagasy” is planned for Saturday, January 9 in Antananarivo, in Ambohijatovo, near Democracy Park. Such demonstrations have turned violent in the past and there is the possibility of conflict with authorities about holding a political demonstration. Organizers stated they would march from the Democracy Square in Ambohijatovo to ...
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Planned Demonstrations in Antananarivo

A protest organized by “Hetsika Madagasikara ho an’ny Malagasy” is planned for Saturday December 12th, 2015 at 9:00am in Ambohijatovo, near Democracy Park.  Such demonstrations have turned violent in the past, and there is the possibility of conflict with authorities about holding a political demonstration.  The CUA (Commune Urbaine d’Antananarivo) gave authorization to the organizers ...
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U.S. Citizen Town Hall with New Consul Michael Richards – Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel

Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel The new Consul, Michael Richards,  is pleased to invite all U.S. citizens to attend a Town Hall meeting for the American community in the evening of Friday, September 4, 2015. The Town Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the American community ...
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Possible Demonstrations in Fianarantsoa

Some local political parties have called for demonstrations and public displays of support for their candidates in a closely contested mayoral race in Fianarantsoa today, Friday, August 7, 2015 and tomorrow, August 8, which may continue through the weekend.  Madagascar’s national government has sent additional security forces, which are stationed in the area in reaction ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstrations

In light of the current political atmosphere, spontaneous demonstrations are possible around the country, including in Antananarivo.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens carefully read the Safety and Security section of the Country Specific Information for Madagascar. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm FIFTEEN

This security message alerts U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Madagascar that according to published reports by the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center, Tropical Storm FIFTEEN will hit Madagascar between Morondava and Maintirano, with winds between 60 and 70 km/hour. According to published reports, it is slowing moving eastward at 7 km/h, and is likely to make ...
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Madagascar Declares Flooding Disaster, Rains and Landslide Risks Continue

This emergency message alerts U.S. citizens to reports that heavy and consistent rains have caused severe flooding in the central highlands of Madagascar, and has prompted the Government of Madagascar to declare a state of disaster, including in the capital of Antananarivo.  Extensive flooding has washed out dikes and roads, and landslides are making transportation in the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Honorary Consul Kidnapped in Antananarivo

According to published reports, a local businessman from the Indo-Pakistani community who is also the honorary consul of a foreign country in Antananarivo was abducted by armed assailants in a residential area near his home on January 30.  Reports indicate he was potentially targeted due to a dispute over a local business transaction. While kidnappings ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Toamasina (Tamatave)

The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area of Toamasina (Tamatave) due to demonstrations. We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. ...
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Holiday Security in Antananarivo

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Antananarivo traditionally sees an increase in crimes as the prices of goods rise and certain products become less readily available during the holiday season. In addition, traffic becomes extremely congested in Antananarivo leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Day. The U.S. Embassy notes there have been steady ...
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Town Hall Meeting with New Chargé d’Affaires

The Chargé d’Affaires,  Mr. Stephen Anderson,  is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a Town Hall meeting for the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The Town Hall will beginat 5:00 p.m. in the Consular Section on the Embassy Compound.  You may enter via the Consular Section security entrance across from Jovenna. ...
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