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

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event: Gunfire and possible explosions reported in Ouaga 2000 near Baba Sy military base

Gunfire and possible explosions were reported this morning in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood near Baba Sy military base.

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

·       Burkina Faso Country Information 

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