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United States and Burkina Faso Celebrate Launch of Resilience Program

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 9 April – Today, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of the second phase of the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) program in Burkina Faso. Through this program, the United States intends to commit more than $190 million (CFA F 111 billion) over ...
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Notice Regarding Scam Using U.S. Embassy Name

February 25, 2019 – U.S. Embassy Burkina Faso is aware of an ongoing tender scam using the U.S. Embassy name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Kerry Collins,”  usa@embassytenders.cominfo@embassytenders.cominfo@embassytenders.com , or  kerry@embassytenders.com  please do not act on this request.
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Flintlock 2019 in Burkina Faso

More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location:  East Region and Sahel Region Event:  Event:  Terrorist and criminal groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso, targeting security and military forces, hunting and security outposts, mining sites, and schools.  Terrorists and criminal groups continue to attack and abduct Westerners, sometimes murdering victims. Since December 15, 2018, two Westerners have been missing and are presumed ...
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