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

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event: Gunfire reported in the Koulouba neighborhood of Ouagadougou.

Gunfire was reported at approximately 9:15pm in the Koulouba neighborhood of Ouagadougou.

American citizens are advised to 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