Burkina Faso
To talk or not to talk: dialogue with jihadists dominates presidential election

Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. © LUDOVIC MARIN / POOL/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré insists he is firmly against talking to the armed groups active in the north of the country. His two main rivals in the presidential race have adopted a more nuanced stance. [...]
Published on 16.11.2020 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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In Focus | Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Kabore follows Compaore's example and talks to the Jihadists

Burkinabe president Roch Kabore, who is receiving generous subsidies to help him combat the radical groups operating on his borders, is conducting parallel negotiations with the very Jihadists he is supposed to be fighting. In so doing, he is following the example set by his predecessor, Blaise Compaore, whose entourage never broke contact with the armed Jihadi groups.

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