2019-08-09: The killing of a local miner by a security guard at the Youga gold mine in the southern province of Boulgou on Wednesday (07 August), triggered protests by the local population against the mine. US authorities are advising US nationals to avoid the mining site.
Heightened security measures are to be expected. Violent clashes are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.