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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou   Event: Demonstrations expected in Ouagadougou October 21, 2022.    Demonstrations are expected in Ouagadougou at Place de la Nation and the Constitutional Council on Friday, October 21, from 07:30 to 12:00 during the inauguration of Ibrahim Traore as Transition President.    Expect roadblocks or large groups of demonstrators in downtown Ouagadougou and surrounding areas.  Demonstrations ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Information (October 17, 2022)

Location:  U.S. Embassy, Ouagadougou  Event:  Absentee Voting in the 2022 Midterm Election    The 2022 Midterm elections will be held in the United States on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  If you are outside of the United States, you may still be able to vote; but you must start now!    ·         Registration Deadline (via mail, ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou Event: Demonstrations planned in Ouagadougou October 13-15, 2022 On October 13, a demonstrationis planned at Place de la Nation in support of MPSR President Traore. On October 14 and 15, demonstrations are planned outside of the Convention Center (Salle de Conference) in Ouaga 2000 during the national stakeholders’ event. Demonstrations are expected to ...
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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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