On 5 January 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou issued a Security Alert regarding an increase in armed robberies in areas frequented by expatriates, which reads in part as follows:

” Location: Parc Bangr Weogo, Ouagadougou

“Event: The U.S. Embassy has received multiple reports of armed robberies, some involving expatriates, occurring in Parc Bangr Weogo in Ouagadougou and the neighborhood adjacent to the park. There is a very limited security presence at the park and criminal activity and armed robberies can occur even during daylight hours. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and maintain situational awareness throughout Ouagadougou.”

The full text of the alert is available here.