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

Security Alert

January 5, 2021

Location: Parc Bangr Weogo, Ouagadougou

Event: The U.S. Embassy has received multiple reports of armed robberies, some involving expatriates, occurring in Parc Bangr Weogo in Ouagadougou and the neighborhood adjacent to the park. There is a very limited security presence at the park and criminal activity and armed robberies can occur even during daylight hours. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and maintain situational awareness throughout Ouagadougou.

Actions to Take: 

  • Keep a low profile
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt
  • Use caution when driving at night and avoid walking after dark
  • Avoid poorly lit streets, narrow alleyways, and isolated areas
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

+226 25 49 53 00



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444