Nationwide protests in Bujumbura, Burundi, February 25, 2017

The U.S. Embassy has posted information that nationwide protests and marches will occur in Bujumbura on February 25, 2017, beginning at 0800.

Advice For Travellers

It is likely that there will be road closures in the center of the city and on major roadways until noon. To minimize safety risk, always avoid areas of large public crowds or demonstrations. Even peaceful gatherings can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.

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