Nighttime unrest in suburban Paris (France) has resulted in violence and vandalized buildings and property since 4 February. This is relative to an incident in 2 February where police officers used alleged brutality when pepper spray and a baton were deployed against a resisting narcotics violation suspect. This unrest is expected remain localized, however it is highly fluid and not likely to dissipate in short order. Those US Citizens in Paris have not been directly targeted but as with all other incidents of civil unrest, outside players may utilize the disturbance that unrest causes or may use the media attention the unrest gains to their own nefarious gain.
Multiple military mutinies have occurred in Cote d'Ivoire. Anytime incidents like this occur, pro-regime security assets can be anticipated to crack down hard on suspected dissenters while those loyal to the mutinous parties may very well attack pro-regime forces. Military mutinies are typically part of an attempted coup-de-tat or even a civil war. Aside from domestic factions being violent towards each other, incidents like this are ripe for the picking from foreign players and outside entities. East Africa has no shortage of warlords and terrorist organizations that would love to get their hands into this pie, particularly if they could back a party that would be sympathetic to their cause and accomodating to their own wishes. It is VEHEMENTLY RECOMMENDED AND ADVISED that all foreign nationals depart the area if at all possible.
In the Gulf Of Guinea, travel is NOT advised due to piracy concerns.
Ashore in Nigeria, travel is not recommended to the states of Bayelsa, Delta, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara due to Boko Haram related activities, particularly kidnappings, robberies and what is described by the raw intelligence in my possession merely as "other armed attacks" which could mean any manner of assaults up to and including murder. Again, travel in the above areas is NOT recommended.
-Prepared by: CASG Intelligence Analyst, 0912EST 14FEB2017