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Demonstration Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), May 3 Student Demonstration

Subject: Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (03 May 2021)

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (03 May 2021)

Location: United Nations Circle (Rond point des Nations Unies) in downtown Ouagadougou

Event: Student demonstrations are expected to take place on May 3, 2021 at the United Nations Circle (“Rond point des Nations Unies”) in downtown Ouagadougou. The students are reportedly occupying roads and the police are on scene.

 U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area.

Actions to Take:

·         Avoid large crowds.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

·         Be aware of your surroundings.


·    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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