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2018 Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report

The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by funding the salaries of new personnel at a listening ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Executive Summary The constitution specifies Islam is the state religion but proclaims equality of rights and obligations for all regardless of religious belief. A law establishes Sunni Islam under the Shafi’i doctrine as the “official religious reference.” Proselytizing for any religion except Sunni Islam is illegal, and the law provides for deportation of foreigners who ...
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Alert: Increased Crime in Morondava – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Morondava, Madagascar Event: The U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo advises U.S. citizens of several reports of violent crimes in Morondava, including the avenue of the baobabs. During the time around National Day, there is often an increase in crime in this popular tourist location. Actions to Take Use caution when walking or driving at night. Carry proper ...
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Alert: Madagascar’s National Day – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Madagascar, countrywide Event: Madagascar’s National Day celebrations have been on-going since June 1, 2018 and will culminate on June 26, 2018.  Police officers and gendarmerie will likely carry out checkpoints throughout the city.  You should carry proper identification at all times – a U.S. passport with a current Malagasy visa. Actions to Take Be aware of ...
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