On 4 January 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The Embassy has received multiple reports that armed groups may continue to disrupt the electoral process in Bangui and nationwide and may seek to move towards Bangui. The National Elections Agency is expected to announce preliminary election results on January 4. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil unrest, demonstrations, and violence have already occurred, and may recur in the period leading up to, during, and following the election. Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui decided to limit staff to mission-critical movements starting on January 4 for an indefinite period of time.”