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Burkina Faso: Curfew extended by 60 days in the eastern region

AA / Ouagadougou / Dramane Traoré

The governor of the eastern region of Burkina Faso, Colonel Saïdou Sanou, announced Tuesday evening in a statement that the curfew established in the context of the fight against terrorism in the said region is extended for a period of 60 days, from Friday October 29 to Monday December 27, 2021 inclusive.

The governor’s press release indicates that in the town of Fada N’Gourma, the regional capital, the curfew begins at 12 a.m. and ends at 4 a.m.

For other localities in the region, it extends from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The governor invited the entire population to strictly observe this measure.

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing an upsurge in terrorist attacks that have claimed many lives and more than 1.4 million internally displaced, according to the government.

In addition, the violence has prompted some 17,500 people to leave the country since the start of the current year, according to the UN.

To date, a state of emergency has been declared in 14 of the country’s 45 provinces, as part of the fight against terrorism.

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