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Al Jazeera 21 Nov 2020

Burkina Faso voters fear election-day violence


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.

President Trump points to the economy telling 'Fox & Friends' that he thinks America will 'end up with an economy that will be better than last year,' which was a record.
Polls have closed in Burkina Faso's presidential and parliamentary elections. Millions of voters turned out despite fears of attacks, but things were largely peaceful.
President Marc Kabore who is seeking re-election is being challenged by 12 other candidates in a race many expect him to win.
But his term has been marred by attacks which armed groups have staged.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports.
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.
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.

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