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Alert: Blocked Roads around Sakariare, Nabi Yaar, 10 Yaar and Mba Simon Toega Markets
April 27, 2020

Location:   Ouagadougou

Event:  Roads have been blocked in the vicinity of several markets, including the Sakariare Market (located north of Camp Guillaume), Nabiyaaare or Nabi Yaar Market (located West of the airport in Zone du Bois), 10 Yaare and Mba Simon Toega markets.

Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings. Even large gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and stay informed of local media reports.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas near the Sakariare, Nabi Yaar, 10 Yaar and Mba Simon Toega markets.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


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