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United States Condemns the December 23 Attack in northern Burkina Faso

The United States condemns the December 23 attack against security forces and civilians in Loroum province. We stand together with the people of Burkina Faso in our common fight against the extremist forces that seek to undermine the county’s long history of peaceful coexistence. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location: Burkina Faso, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season there is the potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism in Burkina Faso. Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in crowded public locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and other areas frequented by ...
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Secretary of State’s Message for Burkina Faso’s National Day

Burkina Faso’s National Day PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 11, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso as you celebrate your 61st National Day. The United States values our friendship and the collaboration between our two nations in multiple areas of endeavor.  Our ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (03 December 2021)  Location: Burkina Faso countrywide  Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States ...
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Alert: Demonstration in Ouagadougou November 27, 2021

Location:   Ouagadougou   Event:  On Saturday. November 27, 2021, demonstrations are expected to take place throughout Ouagadougou, potentially starting at 8am at the Place de la Revolution. There is no end time for the demonstrations and the demonstrations may expand into other areas of the city. Counter-protests may also spontaneously develop at other locations in Ouagadougou.   ...
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