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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,”…

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), Violence in the Eastern Region
In light of the recent violence in the Eastern Region by terrorist and criminal groups, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou reminds U.S. citizens to…

Security Alert: Niamey (Niger), Kidnapping Caution
Following the recent abduction of a foreign national near the Burkina Faso border, the U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens about…

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…