Pan-African festival opens in Burkina Faso’s capital months after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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France says seven-year Sahel operation will come to an end, indicating troop drawdown and restructuring of its presence.
Dozens of men, women and children perished in single deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since its conflict began in 2015.
Government move causes concern about press freedom and the visibility of the country’s humanitarian crisis.
Chad’s neighbours and Western allies anxious about stability of nation central in fight against region’s armed groups.
Court indicts Burkina Faso’s exiled former president for alleged complicity in 1987 murder of man he removed in coup.
Decline raises many questions, especially since the number of violent incidents has remained the same.
France expected to announce Barkhane troop drawdown as Sahel leaders increasingly mull negotiations with armed groups.
Could Burkinabe president’s second term see a new approach to security or could spiraling violence trigger civil unrest?
Burkinabes go to the polls on Sunday as the country faces an escalating humanitarian and economic crisis.