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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Population: 19.19 mn.
GDP: $12.87 bn.
Debt: $3.12 bn.

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Another domino falls to the military

After a day of shooting in the capital, Lt Col Damiba takes over brandishing a resignation letter from the ousted leader

The military takeover in Ouagadougou, the third in West Africa in a year, is a challenge to neighbouring governments, especially Niger, and the region's wider security strategy. In...


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 neig...


Burkina without Barkhane

The army needs French support to handle the jihadist challenge but public confidence in their security forces is weak

Security sources in Burkina Faso are proud of their retaliation against the jihadist forces that carried out the massacre in the village of Solhan in the country's east on 5 June w...


Access denied

More than a million people have been driven from their homes by the insurgency of Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and other armed...


Blaise plots comeback

The former dictator is testing the water for a possible return home, but there is a lot to forgive before that can happen

Blaise Compaoré, ousted by mass protests in 2014 after he sought a fifth term as president, celebrated his 70th birthday on 3 February in his palatial villa in exile in Abidjan. A ...


Not so Roch solid

President Kaboré has secured another term but many doubt the security forces’ ability to contain the jihadist insurgents

On 26 November, shouts of 'Un coup, KO!', started ringing around the capital, Ouagadougou. The Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI), led by former journalist Newton ...


Parties campaign as jihadists advance

The election contest is a lively affair between elite rivals but none of them has a clear plan to defeat the armed insurgents that have cut across the country

Burkina Faso is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 22 November, although many parts of the country are unlikely to participate because the safety of polling booths...


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