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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 

Date: June 21, 2022 Location:  Ouagadougou Event: Gunfire reported near military base in downtown Ouagadougou Gunfire has been reported this evening in downtown Ouagadougou near Air Base 511.  The situation is reportedly under control.   American citizens are advised to avoid the area and limit their movement, and stay informed of local media reports.  Contact the Embassy ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Date: June 14, 2022 Location: Countrywide  Event:  As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou    Event: Demonstrations in Ouagadougou May 20-22, 2022  Demonstrations are anticipated in Ouagadougou from May 20 to May 22.  The demonstrations intend to voice opposition to the current transitional government.  The location for the demonstrations is currently unconfirmed.  Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown Ouagadougou and surrounding areas.    Demonstrations intended to ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou Event: Demonstrations in Ouagadougou on May 6, 2022 Demonstrations are expected in Ouagadougou at Place de la Nation, on May 6, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The demonstration calls for cooperation between Russia and Burkina Faso and a revision of the country’s military agreements with France.  Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Rescheduled Town Hall for American Citizens on May 5, 2022.

Location:  U.S. Embassy, Ouagadougou Event:  Town Hall for American Citizens The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou invites all American citizens and parents of minor American citizens to the rescheduled town hall meeting with Ambassador Sandra Clark on Thursday, May 5, from 10:00am to 11:00am.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event will be held virtually, although there ...
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