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Hundreds go missing in Burkina Faso amid extremist violence

  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.

Vue générale de la capitale du Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. © 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. The decision to maintain this measure intervenes while a French military convoy is always blocked in the country and that a call to demonstrate Saturday, against the French presence and the security policy of the government, was launched.

The government communiqué is lapidary. Under the Relative Law "to the Quality and Security of Networks and Respect for National Defense Obligations, [...] the government decides to extend the suspension of the mobile Internet". The reason for this disconnection? The press release does not evoke it. The Internet fixes, meanwhile, is not affected.

Burkina Faso: The results of the attack on a gendarmerie focused at 53 dead

 Burkina Faso: The results of the attack on a gendarmerie focused at 53 dead Burkina-Securite: Burkina Faso: The balance sheet of the attack of a gendarmerie focused at 53 dead © Reuters / Anne Mimault Burkina Faso : The results of the attack on a gendarmerie focused at 53 dead Ouagadougou (Reuters) - the attack on the weekend against a gendarmerie position in Inata, in northern Burkina Faso, at least 53 deaths, including 49 gendarmes and four civilians, the government announced on Wednesday. The previous balance sheet was 32 dead.

This decision angry opposition and civil society. Already this week, on his Facebook page The citizen broom has denounced the power Burkinabè as "a predator of individual and collective freedoms". In a statement, the professional media organizations speak "a blatant violation of public law to information".

This internet break then intervenes that the negotiations are still in progress to pass a French military convoy blocked on the road between Kaya and Ouagadougou for several days. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Alpha Barry asked people to stay calm.

The spokesman of the French staff, Colonel Pascal Ianni, as for him deplored "a magnifying glass effect that exacerbates the anti-French feeling", while "social networks play an important role in mobilization some protesters ".

Burkina Faso: first arrest after the demonstration of Saturday, November 27 .
© Olympia of Maismont AFP The organization SBF maintains its call for the resignation of the current head of state, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (our photo), that it considers unable to ensure safety in Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, after the demonstration of Saturday, November 27 which turned to the confrontation with the police in Ouagadougou, civil society knows its first arrests.

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