On 13 January 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry issued a Civil Unrest Alert, which reads in part as follows:


  • Bambeto traffic circle
  • Hamdallaye traffic circle
  • Gbessia (airport) traffic circle
  • The area between Bambeto and Gbessia traffic circles
  • The area between Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circle

“Event: The Embassy has received reports of roadblocks, protesters, and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye and Gbessia (airport) traffic circles and portions of T1 and T2 roads. There are reports of pop up barricades constructed by youths in Kipe near Kapporo rails.

“U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid those areas.

“As always, there is the possibility that sporadic pop up protest activity may occur in Conakry at any given time. Typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. When violence occurs during these protests, it often takes the form of blocked traffic, burned tires in the streets, and rocks and debris thrown at passing vehicles.”