Ethnic clashes kill 13 in Burkina Faso as security worsens

FILE PHOTO: Girls carry water on their bicycles at a dispensary in Nedogo village near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Thirteen civilians have been killed in ethnic violence in central Burkina Faso, the government said on Wednesday, echoing a rise in inter-communal conflicts in neighboring Mali linked to Islamist violence. Burkina has seen a spike in Islamist attacks in recent months as jihadists seek to increase their influence across the Sahel. On […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.