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U.S. Embassy Burkina Faso Welcomes Three New Nouveaux Horizons (NH) Ambassadors

On February 14, 2020, the American Center at the Embassy of the United States of America in Burkina Faso welcomed three new Nouveaux Horizons (NH) ambassadors to its Public diplomacy family. Nouveaux Horizons translates books by American authors into French, markets them in French-speaking Africa, and distributes them to American embassies who use them in ...
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The United States condemns the February 17 attack in Pansy, Yagha province.

The United States condemns the February 17 brutal attack and murder of Burkinabe citizens in Pansy, Yagha province.  Victims of this vile assault included both members of Christian and Islamic communities.  Extremists continue to indiscriminately target civilians, using violence and fear to undermine Burkina Faso’s longstanding traditions of social and religious tolerance.  The United States ...
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Under Secretary Hale’s Meetings in Burkina Faso

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met on February 10, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabire. He expressed solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso and reaffirmed America’s support in the fight against terrorism and continued assistance for Burkina Faso’s humanitarian response. He reiterated the need for ...
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YALI Mandela Washington Fellows Visit to IDPs in South-central Burkina Faso

On January 31, 2020, the 2019 YALI Mandela Washington fellows brought their support to the Internally displaced persons of the Centre-Sud Region. They also paid a courtesy call to the Regional Director and the Provincial Director of the Zoundweogo district in Burkina Faso, who expressed their gratitude to those leaders. The region hosts more than ...
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Security Alert – Increase in Armed Robberies

Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Event:  Starting around August 2019, there has been an increase in reports of armed robberies in Ouagadougou.  Assailants typically travel on motorcycles and appear to be hooded and work in pairs.  In many instances, the use of firearms, including AK-47’s has been reported.  Robberies have occurred throughout the city and can occur ...
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