The former French colony was plunged into a 27-year dictatorship after a coup masterminded in Paris killed one of Africa’s most promising leaders.
Analysts are expecting a tight race that could go to a second round if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote that was dominated by the threat of terrorist attacks.
Some towns weren’t able to conduct voting at all, including Bartiebougou and Tin Akoff, where 14 soldiers were killed in an ambush by Daesh earlier this month.
Autocratic leaders in Africa are increasingly relying on internet blackouts to silence young people who use social media to mobilise against post-colonial political structures across the continent.
''Africa is not a country'' goes the popular meme, and in fact, there are 55 states on the continent. Negotiating a common pan-African position on free trade is a massive undertaking, and informs us why Africa lacks leverage on the global stage.
After talks with his Burkinese counterpart Roch Marc Christian Kabore, French President Emmanuel Macron will give a speech at a university and will head to the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
Burkina Faso bans public officials from receiving presents worth more than $60 to help fight corruption
United Nations experts say Ivory Coast's rebel leader-turned-parliament speaker Guillaume Soro obtained tonnes of weapons during 2011 civil war
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