IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES (October 18, 2018)

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from foreign countries in an effort to increase the cyber-security of their online systems. Since the General Election on ...
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Burkina Faso – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The northern Sahel border region shared with Mali and Niger due to crime and terrorism. The provinces of Komandjari, Tapoa, Kompienga, and Gourma in East Region due to crime and terrorism. Terrorist groups ...
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Alert: Burkina Faso Security Forces To Conduct Training Exercise on Tuesday, October 16 at the Stade du 04 Aout.

Location: Stade du 04 Août in Ouagadougou Event:  Burkina Faso Security Forces are planning to conduct a training exercise on Tuesday, October 16 at the Stade du 04 Août in Ouagadougou.  The exercise will be a simulated terrorist attack against the soccer stadium in the Gounghin district of Ouagadougou. Between 8 AM and 1 PM, individuals ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (October 1, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (October 1, 2018)   Location: Ministry of Education, Avenue de l’Indépendance   Event: There is a possibility of sporadic protests by area teachers today and throughout the week leading up to National Teacher’s Day on 5 October.  A brief protest took place at the Ministry of Education ...
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