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.
U.S. Citizens – NEW Security Alert: On Monday, January 24, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is closed due to the uncertainty of ongoing security concerns throughout Ouagadougou.
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— USEmbassyOuaga (@Usembassyouaga) January 24, 2022
OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, two security sources and a West African diplomat said on Monday.
— Aaron Ross (@aaronross6) January 24, 2022
Heavy gunfire rang out at a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital early Sunday, raising fears that a coup is underway. The government put out a statement acknowledging gunfire in army barracks but denied an army takeover of the country. https://t.co/Mt5duTx4ex
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 23, 2022
Burkina Faso military bases hit by heavy gunfire https://t.co/x6uxUl6nOT
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 23, 2022
— VOA Afrique (@VOAAfrique) January 23, 2022