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Vol 63 No 1

Published 7th January 2022

Burkina Faso

Jihadist terror tops the agenda

Amid increasingly deadly Islamist attacks, army reform is more urgent than ever and risks of a coup have risen

Reversing the spread of jihadist terrorist violence will be the dominant theme for Burkina Faso's government, especially as it has started to affect three of its four southern neighbours. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré courts intense public anger over the lack of progress in the fight against terrorism, and even risks being ousted in an army coup if things do not improve.

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