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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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Traditional Kassena Artists Enrich the Garden of New U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission

Hundreds of visitors are drawn each year to the village of Tiébélé, Burkina Faso to see traditional houses hand painted in elaborate geometric designs by the well-known Kassena women artists.  These women visited the residence of U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Shannon Cazeau, bringing their unique art to the official residence garden.  U.S. ...
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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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Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (October 5, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy phone system will be undergoing an upgrade on Saturday, October 6.  If you are an American citizen in an emergency situation, please call (226) 64 18 87 25.   For all other consular inquiries, please email  consularouaga@state.gov . For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Burkina Faso Country Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive ...
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