News & Events

Alert: Gunshots at Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo – Avoid the area

Location: Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo Event: The Embassy received reports of sporadic gunfire at Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo in northwest Ouagadougou, near the Place de la Nation, since 1:00 am this morning. The Embassy urges all American citizens to avoid the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in ...
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Alert: Ongoing Attack at Youga Mine

Alert: Ongoing Attack at Youga Mine Location: Youga, near Zabre, Centre-East Event: The U.S. Embassy has received credible information that a security guard working at the Youga mining site shot and killed a local miner on Wednesday, August 7. The local population is upset and has attacked the guards and the installation. We don’t have clarity ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – July 9, 2019

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – July 9, 2019  Location: Ouagadougou Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists and criminal groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso and actively seek to kidnap expatriates. On Tuesday, July 9, Burkina Faso’s National Police in the Saaba Commune reportedly dismantled two criminal networks ...
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Study in the USA – is your school of choice accredited?

The EducationUSA Center at the United States Embassy in Burkina Faso is part of a worldwide network of facilities promoting U.S. higher education abroad and facilitating international student mobility to the USA. This network is committed to working with the full array of institutions, organizations, and individuals that advance opportunities for qualified international students to ...
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