On 30 December 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou issued a Security Alert that reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso and may be planning attacks over the 2021 New Year’s holiday.

“As a result, the Embassy has informed its employees to avoid hotels and restaurants frequented by expatriates and Westerners over the New Year’s holiday, as these locations have historically been the target of terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou.

“Terrorists may conduct attacks with little or no warning against locations in Ouagadougou including hotels frequented by Westerners.”