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

Location: United Nations Circle (Rond point des Nations-Unies) in downtown Ouagadougou Event: Student demonstrations are expected to take place on May 3, 2021 at the United Nations Circle (“Rond point des Nations-Unies”) in downtown Ouagadougou. The students are reportedly occupying roads and the police are on scene. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the ...
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Travel Advisory: Updated Health and Travel Advisory, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Burkina Faso Event: Travel Advisory reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.  Overall Travel Advisory remains Level 4 – do not travel. Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to COVID-19, terrorism, crime, and kidnapping.  Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Burkina Faso due to ...
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Demonstration Alert: Student Protests Expected on 29 and 30 March

Location:  Burkina Faso Event: Possible Protest Activity on 29 and 30 March The Association of High School Students (Association des Eleves du Secondaire de Ouagadougou) announced a 48 hour demonstration commencing on 29 March.  The location of the protest was not specified. Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings. Even large gatherings intended to ...
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Security Alert: Three Year Anniversary of the March 2nd Attacks

Location: Burkina Faso Event:  The three-year anniversary of the March 2nd attacks in Ouagadougou is tomorrow. U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou reminds all personnel that security measures in Burkina Faso remain heightened due to crime and ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Africa. Terrorist organizations may attempt to conduct attacks on ...
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