Mortal Attack Against a Gendarmerie Detachment in Northern Burkina Faso
© Olympia of police officers patrol at a gathering against the degradation of the security situation related to Jihadist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, On July 3, 2021. According to a temporary assessment, at least 19 Burkinabe gendarmes and a civilian died in an armed attack in the three border region, Burkina Faso. The authorities announced to be looking for survivors and attackers in this area where Burkina Faso fights Islamist activists.
© AFP Photo / SIA Kambou The protesters have shouted their anger in the face of the recurrence of terrorist attacks and their macabre balance sheet. Here, seen from the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
This is the continuation of the Inata Gendarmerie detachment attack, in the province of Soum last Sunday, which officially made 32 dead according to a temporary assessment. Hundreds of people demonstrated this Tuesday morning in Ouagadougou to express their anger in the face of recurring degradation of the security situation.
with our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani
Hundreds go missing in Burkina Faso amid extremist violence
FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The last time Polenli Combary spoke to her son on the phone she prayed for God to bless him. Shortly after, she called back but the line was dead. Her 34-year-old son was returning a truck used to move the family's belongings from their village in eastern Burkina Faso after jihadis forced everyone to leave. He disappeared in March. “We will keep searching I’m just praying to God to have him back,” said Combary, 53, sitting despondently in the eastern city of Fada N’Gourma where she now lives.Islamic extremist violence is ravaging Burkina Faso, killing thousands and displacing more than 1 million people.And people are going missing.
gathered in the nation's place, the protesters try to join the first ministry without success. They shout their anger in the face of the recurrence of terrorist attacks and their macabre balance sheet. "We have the impression that we send our brothers, our children, our uncles, to the slaughterhouse! Every day, condolences. We are fed up. How many orphans are there? Who will take care of them? Ask Hermann Tassembedo red card movement.
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in the cafes or places of public, this is the last attack on the gendarmerie in Inata which also feed the talks. Aloïse Kaboré, contractor in public works and Ousmane a trader, ask themselves the same questions for six years now.
"We do not know what saint to do, we do not know what's wrong. In a way, we do not even know exactly at what level is it concretely? But really, it's revolting! "Said one of the two men. "No one is happy, because considering the safe situation, which is happening here in Burkina ... no one is safe. Since Burkina Faso has been Burkina Faso, we never lived! , "Resumes the other.
Faced with the situation, some Oagalais call for the sacred union of all Burkinabe. On the other hand, others think that a change to the country's head would be the solution. " We do not understand anything. What's wrong ? It's very, very disappointing, "says one last. Some civil society organizations provide for other events in the coming weeks facing growing insecurity.
Burkina Faso: The mobile internet remains cut in the country .
© Reuters / Joe Penney / Files General view of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, the authorities published a statement to inform that this suspension of the connection will be extended by four days. The mobile Internet has been cut since Saturday, November 20th.