Mass Graves Found in Burkina Faso Town
A new report Human by Rights Watch says graves containing at least 180 men have been found over the past seven months around the northern Burkina Faso town of Djibo, The report says most of the victims were ethnic Fulani men, who were identified by their clothing and physical features. Existing information points toward government security forces.
Fulani Mass Graves 'Killing Field' Suggests Security Force Involvement - HRW
RFI, 9 July 2020
Graves containing at least 180 men have been found over the past seven months around the northern Burkina Faso town of Djibo, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Most… Read more »
Burkina Faso Suffers From Culture of 'The Other'
RFI, 23 June 2020
The problems in West Africa, specifically the Sahel, where internationally supported military operations continue to battle a jihadist insurgency, could be better understood if… Read more »
Does the Sahel Really Need More AU Troops?
ISS, 4 June 2020
Last year saw a significant resurgence of extremist violence in the Sahel, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where the United Nations (UN) recorded over 4 000 deaths.… Read more »
UNHCR Launches U.S.$186 Million Appeal for Sahel Displacement Crisis
VOA, 13 June 2020
The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $186 million to protect and assist hundreds of thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee from escalating, increasingly brutal… Read more »
Mali/ Burkina Faso boundary
The combination of rife insecurity, food insecurity and more than 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance has left the Sahel a region in crisis, with the global ... Read more »
Education has been disrupted by the violence perpetrated by armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso - and, in response, by self-defense militias and government security forces - ... Read more »