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

Date: January 24, 2022 Location:   Ouagadougou Event:  On Monday, January 24, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is closed due to the uncertainty of ongoing security concerns throughout Ouagadougou. American citizens in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources. Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you need immediate assistance. ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Date: January 23, 2022 Location:  Ouagadougou Event:  As of January 23, 2022, the Government of Burkina Faso has implemented a mandatory curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:30 am.   American citizens throughout Burkina Faso are advised to adhere to the curfew and monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources. Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Date: January 23, 2022 Location: Ouagadougou  Event: Protests and sporadic gunfire continue in Ouagadougou  Protests and sporadic gunfire continue in Ouagadougou. A large crowd has gathered near Camp Lamizana, prompting road closures.    American citizens throughout Burkina Faso are advised to minimize movement and continue to monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources. Contact the Embassy ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Date: January 23, 2022 Location: Ouagadougou, Kaya, Ouahigouya  Event: Gunfire reported at military bases in downtown Ouagadougou, Kaya, Ouahigouya  Confirmed gunfire has been reported this morning at the locations listed below, in Ouagadougou:   Camp Sangoule Lamizama   Camp Goughin   Camp Guillaume, Downtown Ouagadougou  Military Base 511, near Thomas Sankara Airport  Camp Baba Sy, Ouaga 2000   Gunfire ...
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