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Demonstrations in Ouagadougou on April 23, 2022

Demonstrations are expected in Ouagadougou at Place de la Nation, on April 23, between 4:00-17:00.  This demonstration may impact freedom of movement in the downtown area.  It is unknown at this time how large or small the demonstration will be, and whether the authorities will issue a permit for this gathering. Expect roadblocks or large ...
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MCC Board Approves Grants for Lesotho, Kenya to Drive Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth

For Immediate Release April 1, 2022 Contact: 202-521-3880 Email: press@mcc.gov WASHINGTON (April 1, 2022) – The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting March 31 and voted to approve two grant programs — a $300 million Lesotho Compact and a $60 million Kenya Threshold Program.“Through these partnerships, MCC will help the Kenyan ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location:  Country-Wide   Event:  Mandatory Curfew Lifted in Burkina Faso     As of February 2, 2022, the mandatory curfew has been lifted. U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso are advised to continue to monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources.  Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you have an emergency.      Actions to Take: ·    ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso Event: Demonstrations in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso on February 5, 2022 Demonstrations are expected to take place in Ouagadougou, on February 5, 2022 in support of the new Government of Burkina Faso.  The demonstrations, hailed as “The Grand March,” are expected to begin at 8:00 am with no planned end time, and ...
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