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 at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you need immediate assistance.  

Actions to Take:

·     Avoid the areas listed above. 

·     Monitor local media for updates. 


·    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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