Burkina Faso goes to polls in shadow of jihadist threat

Commuters go about their daily routine at Place du Fespaco in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The first round of the Burkina Faso presidential elections will take place today. – EPA pic, November 22, 2020.

BURKINA Faso will vote in a general election today in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is expected to win re-election, with his supporters talking up his chances of an outright victory in the first round of voting.

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