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Burkina Faso: Protesters Demand President Resign Amid Instability and After Deadly Militant Attack

HeadlineNov 17, 2021

In Burkina Faso, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the capital Ouagadougou Tuesday to demand President Roch Kaboré resign, after a recent militant attack on a defense outpost in the northern border region killed 28 soldiers and four civilians. It was the worst recorded attack against troops during a four-year conflict that has killed thousands and displaced over 1 million people. Protesters on Tuesday also demanded the departure of French forces that patrol Burkina Faso, as well as neighboring Mali and Niger, whose presence they say leads to more attacks by insurgent groups.

Hermann Tassambedo: “We are not happy. There are too many killings. We are fed up. How many widows? How many orphans in this country? We came out in 2014 to create some change, but now there is no change. Nothing has changed. The worst is here. They told us it will not be like before. Why are we still seeing the worst?”

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