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New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

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Burkina Faso: ‘There must be justice’

Burkina Faso: ‘There must be justice’

October 16, 2015 0

DAKAR/OUAGADOUGOU 16 October 2015 (IRIN) - Fourteen civilians were killed and hundreds of others injured during post-coup violence in Burkina Faso in September. Will the security forces believed to be responsible be held

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Is Burkina Faso’s elite guard still a threat?

Is Burkina Faso’s elite guard still a threat?

October 1, 2015 0

DAKAR 01 October 2015 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso's transitional government has dissolved the RSP, but will the elite security force responsible for last month's coup finally go away? OSIWA's Mathias Hounkpe looks at

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The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso

The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso

September 22, 2015 0

DAKAR/OUAGADOUGOU 22 September 2015 (IRIN) - Negotiations are under way to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule following last week's coup, but a proposed amnesty for the coup plotters would leave many people

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Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen

Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen

August 7, 2015 0

OUAGADOUGOU 07 August 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their

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What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso

What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 14, 2015 0

OUAGADOUGOU 14 May 2015 (IRIN) - Funding shortfalls mean food programmes for HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso are being cut back, leaving thousands of vulnerable people at risk: >

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Unloved but unyielding: Burkina’s presidential guard could derail transition

Unloved but unyielding: Burkina’s presidential guard could derail transition

February 13, 2015 0

WASHINGTON DC 13 February 2015 (IRIN) - The potential for widespread civil unrest in Burkina Faso could grow if the country’s Presidential Security Regiment continues to remain a powerful and largely unanswerable force.

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Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

August 11, 2014 0

OUAGADOUGOU 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso’s next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is

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Briefing: Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

Briefing: Burkina Faso – heading for a showdown?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 11, 2014 0

OUAGADOUGOU 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso’s next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is

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Bleak choices for Mali refugees in Burkina

Bleak choices for Mali refugees in Burkina

May 9, 2014 0

DJIBO 09 May 2014 (IRIN) - More than a year after France’s military intervention drove out Islamist militias, northern Mali appears to have regained some stability. However, Malian refugees at the Mentao camp

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