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  • Burkina Faso's president Rock Cabaret, vowed to unite his country as he was sworn in for a second term on Monday.

  • Escalating Islamist militancy has drawn the once stable West African nation into the turbulence of the wider Sahel region and more than 2000 people were killed in Burkina Fasso this year in attacks by insurgents linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic state.

  • Ethnic and religious tensions fueled by the militant attacks have also increased, pulling at the seams of once peaceful communities.

  • At his inauguration, Cabaret said he would be particularly attentive to matters of national reconciliation, peace and security.

  • Cabaret won the November 22nd election with nearly 58% of the vote.

  • But amid the violence in which around one million people have been displaced, around 7% of the electorate were unable to vote.

  • Boris said he would launch consultations on a true national reconciliation in the coming months.

Burkina Faso's president Rock Cabaret, vowed to unite his country as he was sworn in for a second term on Monday.

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Burkina Faso President Kabore vows reconciliation during second term

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/30
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