Is Burkina Faso's Elite Guard Still a Threat?

Despite promises to disarm and the subsequent intervention by the army, some members of the Presidential Security Regiment still refuse to give up their weapons, leaving many to wonder if the elite force will continue to pose a threat to the transition to democracy, writes Mathias Hounkpe for IRIN.

The Presidential Security Regiment (file photo).

InFocus

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.