Burkina Faso: Islamist attacks prompt state of emergency

Officials in Burkina Faso announced Monday that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is declaring a state of emergency in northern provinces following intensified attacks from Islamist groups in the area.

“The president has decided to declare a state of emergency in certain provinces of Burkina Faso,” Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said after a special cabinet meeting. “He has also given instructions for specific security measures across the country.”

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