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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (August 25, 2023)
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August 25, 2023

Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event: Security incident reported in the 1200 Logements neighborhood of Ouagadougou.

A security incident was reported in the 1200 Logements neighborhood of Ouagadougou at approximately 1:00pm on Friday, August 25. We expect an increased security presence, including the possibility of checkpoints throughout Ouagadougou.

For the next 24 hours, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, limit travel in Ouagadougou, and stay informed of local media reports.  Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you are in need of immediate assistance.


Actions to Take:

– Avoid the area.

– Limit travel around Ouagadougou

– Monitor local media for updates.