Burkina Faso May Be Close to a Post-Coup Breakthrough

Burkina Faso May Be Close to a Post-Coup Breakthrough

On Sept. 19, 2015, according to the Washington Post, mediators in West Africa hinted they are close to a breakthrough in the political crisis of Burkina Faso that has troubled the region for almost a year now. This new development comes after a military coup brought the general power to their knees just one month […]

Protesters Cleared in Burkina Faso

Protesters Cleared in Burkina Faso

Protesters in the West African city of Burkina Faso have now been cleared out following a massive and violent protest that lead to changes for the country. After African President Blaise Compaore tried to extend his power beyond the 27 years already served, by making changes to the constitution, the protest broke out. The residents […]

Burkina Faso May Present Threat to U.S. Security

Burkina Faso May Present Threat to U.S. Security

The political uprising in Burkina Faso which ousted 27 year President Blaise Compaore┬ámay present an imminent threat to U.S. security by removing an ally in the fight against Islamic terrorism in that region. Burkina Faso is in a unique position between two factions of Islamists, Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria and ISIS in Mali. In […]

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