Saying they feel exposed in the face of an Islamist insurgency rampant across the Sahel region, soldiers have taken to national television to confirm the ousting of President Kaboré. But what will a coup change in yet another poor, landlocked nation where radicals seem to prey on the vulnerabilities borne of population growth in the countryside?
23 Nov 2020
Polls have opened in Burkina Faso for a presidential election overshadowed by extremist violence. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud."