U.S Embassy in Abidjan warns its nationals ahead of Dj Arafat’s funeral

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As the funeral for the popular Ivorian misicial, Dj Arafat is due to start tomorrow, August 30th, citizens of the United States who are in Abidjan, Ivory Coast are issued stern warnings by their country’s embassy in the Ivory Coast.

The security alert became necessary due to the tens of thousands of persons and fans who will troop to the funeral possesion of Dj Arafat at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium in the capital, Abidjan.

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The funeral activities will take place in three different locations all within the capital city.

Below is the annoucement made by the U.S Embassy in Abidjan;

Locations:

1). Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium, Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (musical shows will take place here tomorrow, August 30).

2). IVOSEP Funeral Parlor, Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

3). Williamsville Cemetery, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (final resting place for the beloved musician).

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Event:

The funeral ceremony and procession in honor of popular Ivorian musician DJ Arafat will begin at the Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium in Plateau on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Related events will continue through Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the IVOSEP Funeral Parlor in Treichville with the final burial ceremony taking place at the cemetery in Williamsville. Traffic and large crowds are expected in these locations over both days.

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Actions to Take:

** Avoid the area of the events.
** Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
** Monitor local media for updates.
Keep a low profile.

Assistance:

** U.S. Embassy Abidjan

** U.S. Citizens with emergencies: (+225) 2249 4103

** Outside of Embassy Hours: (+225) 2249 4450

** ABJAmCit@state.gov

Source: WestAfrica24.com

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