Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera 20 Nov 2020

Burkina Faso violence threatens to disrupt election voting

Description:

Millions of voters in Burkina Faso will head to the polls on Sunday.
President Marc Christian Kabore and a dozen other candidates are on the ballot.
But activists say because of ongoing violence, nearly a fifth of the country's six million registered voters will not be able to cast their ballots - even if they wanted to.
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports.


Six million voters in Burkina Faso are preparing to elect their next president on Sunday.
But there is concern that armed groups may target the polls.
In the past year, violence and attacks on civilians have risen.
More than 2,000 people have been killed and a million have been forced from their homes.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports.
#Burkina Faso will go to the polls on Nov. 22 to vote in presidential and legislative #elections marred by ongoing violence. This month's vote is only Burkina Faso's second democratically held election since gaining independence from France in 1960. Here is a closer look at the presidential #candidates.
Deadly clashes and attacks are gripping parts of Afghanistan's Helmand province as fragile peace talks with the Taliban continue. The U.S. and Afghan government fired back with airstrikes. BBC News chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet joins CBSN from Kabul to take us through the latest developments.
Polls closed in Burkina Faso on Sunday after a presidential and parliamentary election dominated by the threat of Islamist violence that prevented voting in hundreds of villages.

Share Video:

Embed Video: