U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou Closes on 1/24 Due to Ongoing Security Concerns

On Monday, January 24, the US Embassy in Burkina Faso announced that it closed due to “the uncertainty of ongoing security concerns throughout Ouagadougou.”  American citizens in Burkina Faso were advised to monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources and to contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if assistance is needed.  US citizens were also advised to take shelter and avoid large crowds, limit movement to emergencies and monitor local media for updates.

 

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