On 1 July 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy in Niamey has prohibited U.S. government personnel from all recreational activities in the vicinity of the Pilule riverfront area (aka “The Beach”) in Niamey without armed escort due to the security situation in the area. Dining at Le Sloughi Restaurant, located nearby, also carries this requirement. U.S. citizens in Niger are encouraged to avoid the area.”