On 30 November 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé issued a Security Alert regarding the upcoming elections, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Population centers throughout Cameroon

“Event: Cameroon will hold regional elections on Sunday, December 6, 2020. While the Embassy is not aware of any planned demonstrations, there is always the potential for large crowds to gather, peacefully or otherwise. Additionally, host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during the elections.

“Since June 2020, multiple improvised explosive device (IED) attacks have occurred in Yaoundé, and the threat for similar attacks to occur in Douala and countrywide remains. Various armed actors may use such devices. Despite the fact that these IED detonations have to date not directly targeted U.S. citizens and the places they frequent, the possibility exists that these armed actors could at any time target Western persons and interests.”

The full text of the alert is available here.