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Alert: Military Exercises in Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou Event: Military Exercises to be held in Gounghin Today (20 May 2021) The Burkinabe Military forces will be conducting a military exercise in the vicinity of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection (ISEPC), located in Gounghin between 09h00 and 15h00 today.  There is a potential for gunfire and detonations during the exercise.  The ...
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Demonstration Alert: Paspanga, Ouagadougou

Location:  Paspanga, Ouagadougou  Event: Student Demonstrations Called for Tomorrow, 20 May 2021 A student organization is calling for a national student demonstration on 20 May 2021 in front of the Lycee Philippe Zinda Kabore in the Paspanga neighborhood (downtown) in Ouagadougou. Exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.  Demonstrations intended to be ...
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Alert: Laboratory Staff on Strike – COVID Testing Impacted

Location: Burkina Faso Event:  Medical Laboratory Staff on Strike – COVID-19 Testing Impacted The U.S. Embassy received reports that Burkina Faso National laboratory staff have been on strike since Sunday, May 16, 2021.  According to local sources, the Ouagadougou airport collection station continues to collect samples, but the national laboratories are not currently operating to ...
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