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AQIM Threat to Western Companies
In early May, al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a threat against Western companies operating anywhere from “Libya to Mauritania,”…

Ouagadougou Attack: The Sahel Terrorist Threat Evolves
On March 2, assailants carried out simultaneous, complex attacks on the Burkinabé Military General Staff Headquarters (Army HQ) and French Embassy in…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Counterterrorism Activity
Burkinabe security forces have conducted recent counterterrorism activities in light of terrorist attacks at downtown public venues. U.S. citizens…

Security Alert: Ouagadougou ( Burkina Faso), Heightened Police Presence in Ouagadougou
Heightened police presence in Ouagadougou continues. U.S. government employees under Chief of Mission authority (U.S. citizens and family members)…

Security Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Heightened police presence
A heightened police presence in Ouagadougou continues, with ongoing police operations in multiple neighborhoods.