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

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event: Gunfire continues in Ouagadougou

The situation remains uncertain in Ouagadougou.  As of 16:00 local time, reports of gunfire and explosions continue in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood and the downtown area.  The airport remains open, although some flights have reportedly been canceled.

The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens in Ouagadougou to limit their movement.

Contact the Embassy at +226 25 49 53 00 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

Actions to Take:

·      Avoid the impacted areas.

·      Monitor local media for updates.

·      Notify friends and family of your safety.


·      U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

·      State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·      Burkina Faso Country Information 

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