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2019's Upcoming Major Elections in Africa
Elections in Africa often increase the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes smoothly, the affected state…

Burkina Faso Security Update: Terrorism Stirs in the East
Starting in mid-February, a number of attacks targeting local security forces have occurred in the Est/East region of Burkina Faso, with a notable…

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,”…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Terrorist Targeting in East & Sahel Regions
Terrorists and criminal groups continue to attack and abduct Westerners, sometimes murdering victims, targeting security and military forces, hunting…

Security Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Anticipated Protests January 12
Protests are expected to take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Ouagadougou beginning at 8:00am at Place de la Révolution (formerly known as…

Security Alert: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Holiday Security Measures
During the holiday season security measures in Burkina Faso remain heightened due to the ongoing threat posed by terrorist organizations and…