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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou statement regarding the change in leadership in Burkina Faso

The United States has followed events over the last week in Burkina Faso with concern. We condemn violence and transfers of power by unconstitutional means. We call on all parties to exercise restraint and to resolve differences calmly and peacefully. We welcome reports that Captain Ibrahim Traoré intends to adhere to the transition schedule agreed ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou (October 6, 2022) Location: Ouagadougou Event: Demonstrations have been reported in Ouagadougou on Avenue de l’Independance near Radio Television Burkina (RTB) with nearby roads blocked by participants. The situation is fluid and may changewith little or no warning. Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in the impacted areas. Demonstrations ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou   Event: Demonstrations are continuing and have been reported in Ouagadougou at the below locations in the downtown and Ouaga 2000 areas: Place de la Nation (downtown)  MoghoNaaba Palace (downtown)  United Nations Circle (downtown) Thomas Sankara International Airport (downtown)  Palace Hotel, Lancaster Hotel, and La Perle Restaurant (Ouaga 2000)  The situation is fluid and ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (October 3, 2022) Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Event:  Embassy lifting shelter in place restrictions Based on calm conditions overnight in Ouagadougou, the Embassy is lifting the shelter in place order for Embassy personnel. Embassy personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to remain alert while traveling outside of their homes and ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Event:  Airport reported reopened, crowds persist in Ouagadougou Ouagadougou’s airport is reportedly open again. Land borders remain closed. Demonstrations earlier in the day have produced large crowds throughout the city, particularly at the Thomas Sankara Memorial.  Although conditions appear calmer, embassy personnel continue to shelter in place. Contact the Embassy at +226 25 ...
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