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

Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Event:   Civilians warned to seek shelter, schools closed nationally The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the area around the Monument of National Heroes (“Monuments des Martyrs”) and surrounding area due to heavy military presence and roadblocks there.  Reportedly, local security forces have advised the civilian population to seek shelter and stay ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   Event: Gunfire reported again in Ouagadougou After a quiet overnight, gunfire was reported again in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood, the downtown area, and other parts of the city.  Aircraft was also reported overhead throughout the city.  Embassy personnel continue to shelter in place. Contact the Embassy at +226 25 49 53 00 if ...
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