Possible demonstrations on March 23, 2015, around Dakar, Senegal

Demonstrations may occur in Dakar, Senegal, on March 23, when the verdict is to be announced for Karim Wade, a politician on trial for corruption charges. The demonstrations could occur throughout Dakar, possibly around the following areas: the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) Headquarters on the VDN, Place de l’Obelisque, the Palais de Justice of Dakar (the regional Court of Dakar, near the Japanese embassy), the area surrounding the Cheikh Ante Diop University (UCAD), Place de l’Independence.

Sitata reminds travellers to minimize safety risk by avoiding public and political gatherings and demonstrations in any city since even peaceful protests can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.