Thousands protest in Burkina Faso over jihadist attacks
05 July 2021 | 11:52 am
Thousands took to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday (July 3) to call for a tougher government response to a wave of jihadist attacks that has destabilized the West African country in recent years. Some had travelled hundreds of kilometres to attend the opposition-led demonstration in Ouagadougou, where protesters waved the red and green Burkinabe flag and blew whistles.
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