Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (April 6, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (April 6, 2018) Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Event:  Heightened police presence in Ouagadougou continues. U.S. government employees under Chief of Mission authority (U.S. citizens and family members) are subject to an Embassy-imposed curfew from 12:00 midnight to 5AM and may not travel to the Karpala and Balkui neighborhoods ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Commercial Fights Resume

Limited commercial flights have resumed at the Ouagadougou International Airport, and land borders are now open.  The security environment remains very fluid, with confirmed reports of confrontations between demonstrators and security forces throughout Ouagadougou and other cities in Burkina Faso. Sporadic gunfire continues to be reported.  A curfew between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am remains ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Reopened

The Ouagadougou International Airport and land borders are now open.  However, commercial flights have not yet been scheduled and it is unclear when airlines will resume operations.  A curfew between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am remains in effect. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the security environment remains dynamic.  Embassy staff continues to shelter ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the security environment remains fluid and sporadic gunfire continues. Demonstrations on September 17 occurred throughout Burkina Faso, including in the cities of Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso, Ouahigouya, Gaoua, and Fada. A curfew between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am remains in effect.  The Ouagadougou International Airport and land borders remain ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Curfew Established, Borders Closed

U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a curfew between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am has been established and is effective immediately. The Ouagadougou International Airport is closed and all flights in and out of Ouagadougou have been canceled until further notice.  Land borders are also reportedly closed. Embassy staff has been instructed to continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Staff Instructed to Shelter In Place

On Wednesday, September 16 the U.S. Embassy received reports that military elements are holding the President, Prime Minister, and other Cabinet Members hostage.  Civil society organizations are calling for demonstrators to gather at the Place de la Nation (also known as the Place de la Revolution) and at the Presidential Palace.  Road blocks near the Presidential ...
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Travel Alert Burkina Faso

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel to Burkina Faso during the October/November election season. This Travel Alert expires on November 30, 2015. Presidential and legislative elections are scheduled on October 11 with a possible second round of elections occurring in early November.  U.S. citizens should maintain a high level ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: August 29th Embassy Telephone Line Outage

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy’s telephone lines will not be operational on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  For emergency situations during the outage please call (+226) 77-20-24-14 to speak to the duty officer. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: CDP Civil Disobedience

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the political party Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès (CDP) has called on its members to respond to the Constitutional Council’s finding of ineligibility of some of its legislative candidates with acts of civil disobedience. The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to avoid areas where demonstrations are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Avian Influenza (H5N1) Detected in Burkina Faso

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on Wednesday April 1, the Government of Burkina Faso announced that Avian Influenza (H5N1) had been detected in country in a press conference led by the Ministry of Livestock. As of April 2, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported that cases had only ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: April 8th Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the “Coalition Against the High Cost of Living,” in French Coalition Contre la Vie Chère, or CCVC, has organized a nationwide protest/strike throughout many cities in Burkina Faso for April 8, 2015.  CCVC proposes this national day of protest to express grievances related to the high cost of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Society Rallies

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that civil society groups plan to hold rallies throughout Burkina Faso to express grievances related to the Presidential Security Regiment.  The rally in Ouagadougou is expected to take place on Saturday, February 7, at 08:00am, at the Place de la Nation, also known as the Place de la Revolution.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Remain Vigilant

The intent of this message is to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing threats of kidnapping-for-ransom posed by terrorist groups in the Sahel region.  We note the French government recently released a message that the threat of kidnapping remains a reality for Niger and Burkina Faso. U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso should therefore exercise caution, maintain ...
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Worldwide Caution – January 12, 2015

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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