Protests in Ouagadougou against the Burkinabe President Roch Kabore and the passage of French forces through the country
The soldiers had fired warning shots beforehand. The situation in the former French colony is tense because of protests against the passage of French military convoys into neighboring Niger.
B.When French soldiers shot a crowd of protesters in Burkina Faso, West Africa, four people were injured in the city of Kaya on Saturday. According to the police, there was no danger to life. According to the police, the soldiers had previously fired warning shots.
The situation in Kaya has been tense for days because of protests against the passage of French military convoys into neighboring Niger. Since Thursday, people have been protesting with blockades to stop the convoys.
The former French colony with its 21 million inhabitants is located in the Sahel, which stretches south of the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. Armed groups are active there, some of which have sworn allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS) or Al-Qaeda.
Burkina Faso was spared attacks for a long time, but the number has increased significantly since 2015. According to the United Nations, there are now more than 1.2 million people in their own country on the run. Many militias operate across the borders to Mali and other countries.
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