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BURKINA FASO: Jihadist attack nearly kills 20 civilians

BURKINA FASO: Jihadist attack nearly kills 20 civilians

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“The attackers, heavily armed and on motorbikes, literally executed the local inhabitants,” the security source told AFP. The attackers left nearly 20 dead, the source added. A local health official, speaking from the town of Dori in the north, said the chief nurse at the nearby village of Lamdamol was among the victims. “There is panic in the village and the surrounding area,” the official added, saying local people were fleeing the area towards the centre-north of the country. Another security source said that the attack had come as a reprisal after jihadists had told local people to leave the area a few days earlier. The security forces worked day and night to make the zone safe, “but it is difficult to be everywhere at once”, said the source. Similar attacks ...
AFRICA: “Involve women in conflict resolution”, Kadaga

AFRICA: “Involve women in conflict resolution”, Kadaga

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With the acknowledgment of the key role women play in averting conflicts in their societies, the Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for the inclusion of women in active conflict resolution especially in Africa. Speaking at the Ninth Conference of Parliamentary Muslim Women held during the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Conference (PUIC) on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 in Burkina Faso, Kadaga said the international bodies and governments should consult and involve women in mitigating conflicts around the world. The conference was part of a series of meetings related to the 15th session of the PUIC under the theme; Youth, the future of PUIC running from the 27 to the 30 January 2020  in Ouagadougou. “It is a matter of grave concern that we have very few women w...
AFRICA: Burkina Faso shattered by world’s fastest growing displacement crisis.

AFRICA: Burkina Faso shattered by world’s fastest growing displacement crisis.

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A staggering one in ten people in Burkina Faso will need food assistance by JuneOSLO, Norway, January 28, 2020/ -- The number of people displaced in Burkina Faso increased tenfold last year to over 560,000. The figure is predicted to skyrocket to 900,000 people by April as horrific violence continues to force families from their homes."Burkina Faso needs more than bullets and bombs. Military engagement alone is failing to protect vulnerable communities. Donors supporting military efforts to quell the extreme violence have not yet responded to the enormous humanitarian needs with equal emphasis," warned NRC's Secretary General Jan Egeland, who is visiting the country this week.France and states from Africa's Sahel region have increased the predominantly security-oriented respons...
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