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

Date: June 21, 2022

Location:  Ouagadougou

Event: Gunfire reported near military base in downtown Ouagadougou

Gunfire has been reported this evening in downtown Ouagadougou near Air Base 511.  The situation is reportedly under control.  

American citizens are advised to avoid the area and limit their movement, 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.
  • 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