Is a Weakened Burkina Faso Govt Paving the Way for Terrorism?
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive. These groups carry out various forms of violence, from pillaging to religiously motivated attacks, writes Ismaila Kane for The Conversation Africa.
Ouagadougou (file photo).
Ghanaian Times, 31 May 2019
More than 800 people from neighbouring Burkina Faso have fled to some communities in border towns of Sissala East and Sissala West district in the Upper West Region respectively,… Read more »
Burkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation
HRW, 22 May 2019
Burkina Faso's security forces should scrupulously respect human rights during a new military operation launched in response to a deadly uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups,… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 May 2019
Deadly attacks on Christians in a "safe haven" for thousands fleeing violence in Burkina Faso mark a new phase of crisis, the United Nations said on Thursday, as jihadis expand… Read more »
A group of attackers have killed several worshippers in Burkina Faso during a Catholic Church service. It is the second attack on Christians in the West African nation in two ... Read more »